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Still Using a Time Clock from the 19th Century?

Jonyce Putman, September 18, 2018

Accurately tracking the hours an employee works is an age-old problem. It was more than a century ago, in 1888, that the first time clock was invented to address the issue. In fact, the technology company IBM owes its start to the time clock. Back then, time was recorded by manually punching or stamping the card that corresponded to a specific employee. Some time clocks still use this method, but the industry is evolving to overcome the unique challenges that come with timekeeping in the digital age. 

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How to Get Relief from Your Biggest Payroll Headaches

Jonyce Putman, September 11, 2018

Payroll is a daunting process—no matter how many workers you employ. One small mistake in payroll processing can lead to regulatory fines, panicked employees and unnecessary risk. And if you’re trying to scale your business, payroll becomes an even greater challenge. Explore the interactive infographic below to find out how outsourcing your payroll process through TimeForge can relieve the most common payroll headaches.

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Why Not Let Employees Build the Schedule?

Jonyce Putman, August 29, 2018

One of the most time-consuming processes in retail management is building the employee schedule. In retail, schedules are typically created on a weekly or bi-weekly basis and can change drastically due to high turnover in the industry. The biggest challenge in retail scheduling is keeping track of your staff’s changing availability. Whether an employee is a working parent, in school or has another job, their schedules don’t always align with that of your business. So why not let employees schedule themselves?

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Using a Checklist to Streamline the Onboarding Process

Jonyce Putman, August 21, 2018

Onboarding can be daunting for any organization. Keeping track of the dozens of documents that must be sent back and forth from the new-hire to human resources is a recipe for disaster. It’s often that key steps in the onboarding process are overlooked or incorrectly performed, prolonging the process unnecessarily. Digitization of onboarding and applicant tracking not only speeds the process up, but also provides a higher level of organization for all departments and new-hires involved.

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Why A Low Unemployment Rate Retail Hiring More Challenging

Jonyce Putman, July 17, 2018

Last week I addressed some of the unique hiring challenges facing today’s retailers, but I failed to mention one vital factor: unemployment. More specifically, how the low unemployment rate impacts retailers’ ability to attract and hire the right talent.

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Why Hiring in Retail is Harder Than in Any Other Industry

Jonyce Putman, July 10, 2018

Retail workforce management is one of toughest challenges facing retailers today, particularly the actual recruiting and hiring. One reason the task of hiring is so daunting is the sheer volume. According to a report by the National Retail Federation, retail is the largest private sector employer in the United States with a total employment of over 15 million people. 

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Why an Integrated Labor Management Solution is Vital

Jonyce Putman, June 12, 2018

There is nothing simple about managing your team. You likely have human capital management processes and data scattered across disjointed systems and databases, which is one reason managing your team can be so time consuming. Each aspect of retail workforce management is complex enough to eat up most of your time and resources, which is exactly why you should be looking for ways to streamline processes and create efficiencies.

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Introducing TRUNO's New Brand Family!

Kara Watson, November 10, 2017


With four strategic acquisitions under our belt, TRUNO announces the 2018 launch of an updated brand family.  The new brand architecture reflects the integration of the company's two recently acquired products in back office and human capital management software. 

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TimeForge As Your Labor Management Solution for 2017

TRUNO, January 17, 2017


In an ever-changing world of healthcare compliance and other concerns, labor management has become an increasingly bigger challenge for grocery store owners and other retailers. Managing full-time and part-time employees has become more labor-intensive and, in many ways, more burdensome.

If your store is using an outdated labor management process for scheduling, payroll, organizing paperwork and documents, and more, then a New Year is a great time to switch to a new system. At TRUNO, we’ve partnered with TimeForge, the retail industry leader in labor management software, to provide you with an easy, centralized, and efficient solution.