The largest single controllable expense in retail is labor. It’s crucial to get the scheduling and planning right to ensure you get the most out of your labor spend. At the same time, it’s important that your people are paid fairly and accurately.
If you still don’t have a Time and Attendance (T&A) tool that automates reconciliation to help support running your stores, keep reading.
Many retailers are still trying to manage and approve time and attendance in their stores without the use of a modern Time and Attendance tool. If this is the case, you may be wasting valuable time trying to reconcile schedule hours, or you may be missing hours or not paying your employees accurately. This can make you non-compliant toward labor laws, with significant implications. Using a Time and Attendance tool helps to streamline processes, allowing you to spend your time on driving the customer experience.
StoreForce easily adapts to provide the required output to many payroll vendors. When you use the StoreForce T&A tool in conjunction with scheduling and reporting, it will also help to measure performance so that goals can be reached quicker.
With StoreForce, you can automatically approve your employee’s clocking in and out time punches. Managers will only need to spend time approving those time punch exceptions which are outside defined thresholds.
StoreForce is built to handle local regional labor laws in countries around the world, helping you to stay compliant and avoid penalties. As legislative requirements are introduced or adapted, we work with our retail client base to update parameters or create new rule sets to ensure compliance.
Time approved is recorded within the system, so tracking activities is made possible. This gives you an accurate measurement of individual and store labor allocations. In addition, activities are also recorded, so you can see how your labor budget is being spent.
In summary, StoreForce’s T&A tool will simplify your store operations and save you time by streamlining processes. It provides insights based on accurate data, such as performance metrics for both stores and individuals. Whether you use it alone or in conjunction with other tools in the StoreForce suite, our T&A tool will provide numerous benefits to your business.
Want to learn what else StoreForce can to do accelerate your stores? Give us a call or Contact us to engage with one of our retail experts as to how we can future proof your overall retail store management.
Mike Hardy is the Managing Director at StoreForce. He has over 20 years of experience in retail and e-commerce. He has worked in virtually all sides and facets of the retail industry, from the sales floor, to merchandising, to operations. Now working behind the scenes, Mike helps retailers to improve their processes and performance through in-store operations and targeted KPIs.
Dan Reed is the Services Manager for StoreForce. His role reports to the UK Services Director and coordinates between the Client Engagement Managers and the UK Support Teams. Dan is instrumental in deploying Time and Attendance (T&A) and payroll integration with both existing and new StoreForce clients across multiple countries. He comes with over 24 years of experience leading and supporting teams within the leisure and retail industry with particular experience in workforce productivity and efficiency.
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