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Fast Food Fight: Why Worker Satisfaction Is More Than Compensation

Fast food workers across the nation walked off their jobs on Thursday morning demanding what they consider to be a livable wage, $15.00. According to a Fight for $15 spokesperson, roughly 500 protesters from big named fast food giants such as McDonald’s, Wendy’s, and Burger King have been arrested since Thursday. Protests are happening, people... More

Nasty Gal: Why Innovative Online Brands Embrace Offline Retail

Please don’t be confused by the title of this blog post. Nasty Gal is the fastest-growing online retailer in the country founded by fashion phenom Sophia Amoruso who began her career selling clothes on eBay.  In just five years, Ms. Amoruso has grown the brand into a huge online retailer with $100 million per year in sales of six-inch platform... More
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Managing Your Team: How Fantasy Football and Workforce Management are Alike

You’ve done the work, taken the time to draft the perfect team, and now it’s finally game day. The first question is: Who are you going to start? Aaron Rodgers, a proven player is an option…but against a top notch defense? Or, your backup (in a fantasy dream world) Drew Brees? Next question: Do you... More
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Retail is a Two Cycle Engine: Why Task Management is Vital to Success

The engine that powers a successful retail business must be balanced between two things: high-octane fuel to accelerate sales and premium motor oil to lubricate the supply chain. The fuel that drives retail sales is composed of: Amazing products Competitive pricing Knowledgeable and motivated store associates Outstanding customer service The oil that lubricates the retail... More
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BYOD Update: California Employers Must Pay For Cell Phone Use By Employees

In the case of Cochran vs. Schwan’s Home Service, a California appellate court ruled yesterday that employers in that state must reimburse employees for any work related use of a personal phone. Now, the million dollar question is this:  How much exactly needs to be reimbursed? On this issue, the ruling is less than clear —... More
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How Workforce Management Software Improves Marketing, Sales, and Merchandising Programs.

Brand Momentum is an innovative experiential marketing, sales, and merchandising services agency based in Ontario, Canada. Supported by an experienced and talented team of sales and marketing professionals, Brand Momentum has a passion and reputation for consistently delivering superior marketing services that connect brands with consumers. “It’s a unique blend of talented people, expert processes and innovative... More
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Workforce Management Software: Pros & Cons of Native vs. Web Apps

In today’s mobile first world, more companies have more employees doing work in remote locations.  These employees are almost always equipped with smartphones and or tablet computers.  Sometimes these mobile devices are owned by the company and issued to full time employees.  Sometimes the employees themselves own these devices and work part time as contractors. ... More
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7 Reasons Why Merchandisers Need Cloud-Based Workforce Management Software

Running a world class merchandising operation is like herding cats. You can try and try but sometimes they just won’t cooperate. Managing a remote workforce is a little like that. There are things you can control and things you can’t. Success requires a blend of insightful strategy, expert processes, talented people, disciplined execution, and innovative... More

What do Blogging, Bowling and Workforce Management Have in Common?

Answer:  nothing, except that all three require a careful combination of people, process and technology. Allow me to explain.  Last week, Natural Insighters dusted off their bowling shoes (velcro and all) and hit the bowling alley for a company outing where people, process and technology came together for a perfect evening. First, The People… Then... More
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How Great Merchandisers Improve In-Store Operations

American Merchandising Specialists (AMS) is a nationwide merchandising company dedicated to increasing sales for clients through brand representation, product training, technical services, merchandising and inventory management. “Our success at AMS depends on a unique combination of great people, expert processes and innovative technology” said AMS President, Chris Nozet.  “Because we have a large and decentralized workforce... More