Are Outdated Scheduling Practices Costing You?

Toni Birdsong — Jul 2019

The DNA of the workplace has seemingly changed overnight. The things important to workers even a few years ago no longer hold true. Even more than pay, workers now value work-life balance, flexibility, and control over their schedules. So in the quest to hire and keep hourly workers in a tight labor market, including Shift Swapping in your scheduling can translate to stronger recruitment, retention, and business outcomes.

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Why Employee Engagement is Such a Big Deal and How Managers Can Improve It

Toni Birdsong — Jul 2019

Employee engagement is taking center stage in business these days for good reason: The fallout caused by disengaged employees is proving painful. How much pain are we talking about? Studies reveal that 70% of workers today are disengaged and it's costing U.S. companies up to $550 billion a year.*

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5 Ways to Push Your Workforce Ready Scheduling to Peak Performance

Toni Birdsong — Apr 2019

Can we see a show of hands: Is there any part of a manager’s job more frustrating than employee scheduling? Exactly. This arduous, time consuming task can often be laden with staffing, compliance, and, ultimately, customer service issues.

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Land O' Lakes: Yes, a 25% boost in Kronos User Adoption is Possible

Toni Birdsong — Apr 2019

Learn how Improv helped Land O' Lakes cut payroll exports from 39 to 8 and boost user adoption by 25%.

Have you ever started a project in an ordinary way — with the usual kickoff and discovery meetings — but soon realized you were working on something very special? That's how we feel about a project we recently completed for our client Land O' Lakes. 

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5 Ways Your WFM Platform Can Impact Manufacturing Outcomes

Toni Birdsong — Apr 2019

If you are a manager in the manufacturing industry a few things likely keep you up at night such as how to meet production demand while controlling costs and how to keep your people safe on the job.

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3 Ways Manufacturers Can Build a More Engaged Workforce

Toni Birdsong — Mar 2019

No doubt, we’re all applauding the current 3.8% unemployment rate. However, that number could have a few thorns attached to it — especially if you are a Human Resource (HR) manager in manufacturing, one of the country’s fastest growing industries. A robust unemployment rate means that the race for talent and retention in manufacturing is fierce and that building a turnover-resistant employee engagement strategy is more critical than ever.

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4 Things You Can Do to Help Curb Employee Time Theft

Toni Birdsong — Feb 2019

Shhh — listen, can you hear it? That silent sucking sound happening inside your business right now is called employee time theft and it’s costing businesses millions each year.

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