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Why Workforce Management is Like Peanut Butter & Jelly

Peanut butter sandwiches are good. Jelly sandwiches are also editable. But peanut butter AND jelly sandwiches is where the magic really happens. In that sense, PB&J is a bit like workforce management software for retail merchandising. To do it right, you need to have all of the ingredients.  You need reps who are both qualified (peanut butter) AND... More
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Modern Retail Done Right: Lessons Learned from the Inventor of the Apple Store

Q:  What do next generation retail startups like Dollar Shave Club, Birchbox, Bonobos and Warby Parker have in common with Apple? A:  They are all experimenting with best practices for the next generation of retail — and they’ve all taken a page (or two, or three) from Ron Johnson’s playbook. Who’s Ron Johnson?  He’s the guy Steve... More
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Natural Insight Corporate Update: Success in Cloud-Based Workforce Management Software

Henry David Thoreau once said, “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” Natural Insight continues to focus all efforts on providing customers with easy to use, innovative cloud-based workforce management software. A side-effect of those efforts is success. For the tenth straight year, Natural Insight has announced record... More
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Introducing a Swiss Army Knife for Scheduling Workers in a Modern World

Let’s face it.  The nature of labor in America is changing fast. Like a bead of mercury, it’s difficult for employers to get their hands around the constantly morphing landscape of labor laws and regulations — not to mention the ever changing nature of workforce demographics. From baby boomers, to gen-X, to millennials — people’s... More
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5 Ways Workforce Management Software Improves Experiential Marketing

If you’ve ever hired an experiential marketing agency then you know that they’re highly creative thinkers who are really good at staging amazing events. You also probably know that they’re not always the most detail oriented. That’s why the best experiential agencies are using innovative workforce management software to help take care of the boring little details... More
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Peas in a Pod: The Affordable Care Act and Workforce Management Software

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandates that all full-time employees (defined as working on average at least 30 hours a week) be offered health coverage.  Now, merchandisers, experiential marketing agencies and any employer with largely seasonal or part-time staff must have more control than ever with regard to scheduling and managing labor hours. Spreadsheets, time clocks and... More
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Proven Ingredients for Superior Retail Execution

The InStore Group is a national retail advisory and retail merchandising service company out of Pineville, North Carolina. Founded by Tom Palombo, the former owner of Merchandising Corporation of America (MCA), The InStore Group is led by an experienced and talented executive team with a passion for operational excellence and delivering outstanding results on behalf of... More
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How to Deliver Amazing Experiential Marketing Events

BOOM! Marketing is an experiential marketing agency dedicated to creating and executing innovative marketing campaigns to emotionally connect brands with consumers across Canada. In order to consistently deliver superior events, BOOM! relies on a combination of talented people, expert processes and disciplined execution. When clients call, BOOM! managers must be able to quickly schedule the... More
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The Birds and Bees of Web Services and Workforce Management

Natural Insight is cloud-based workforce management software used by marketing agencies, product companies and retailers to organize, schedule, manage and measure mobile teams of people performing a wide variety of marketing and sales tasks. It might not be the sexiest software in the world — but it does uniquely integrate labor scheduling, time keeping, task... More
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How Innovative Merchandisers Get Work Done

For over 50 years, Lawrence Merchandising has worked with clients to improve speed to sales by increasing product turns and reducing out-of-stocks through customized retail merchandising services across the United States and Puerto Rico.  Lawrence is a full-service visual merchandising organization and provides a broad array of in-store retail services across all product categories and in... More