More than ever, companies must focus strategically on their most valuable and expensive resource: their people. Organizations are increasingly turning to workforce management solutions to effectively deploy human capital to get the job done. Based on extensive experience with and knowledge of employer needs within sectors, which vary from retail to manufacturing, professional and technical services, financial services, health care and more, vendors such as Ceridian are transforming the vendor-client relationship into a partnership by offering workforce management solutions that deliver a competitive advantage. 

The right formula: Ceridian Dayforce Workforce Management + valuable expertise = optimal business performance

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More than ever, companies must focus strategically on their most valuable and expensive resource: their people. Organizations are increasingly turning to workforce management solutions to effectively deploy human capital to get the job done. Based on extensive experience with and knowledge of employer needs within sectors, which vary from retail to manufacturing, professional and technical services, financial services, health care and more, vendors such as Ceridian are transforming the vendor-client relationship into a partnership by offering workforce management solutions that deliver a competitive advantage.

"Workforce management is more than the commoditized gathering of time and vacation requests," says Jerry Jones, Ceridian's lead solutions consultant, southern U.S. area. "It allows organizations to forecast their demand for labor and have true insight into what's going on in the labor force on the frontline level. Workforce management enables executives to proactively address key workforce issues that drive results in other parts of the organization." Ceridian's solution -- Dayforce Workforce Management -- integrates technology that is tied to key performance indicators (KPI) and to the client's business strategy. This allows real-time adjustment of workforce strategies to optimize business performance.

"This solution is integrated into other systems, such as point-of-sale (POS), to allow a seamless flow of information throughout the organization. That is a big time saver and makes real-time access to information possible," says Jody Longshore, director of product marketing, Ceridian. "Having access to information in real-time allows companies to better manage their staffing levels and reduce overtime expense. Ceridian Dayforce Workforce Management interfaces with clients' forecasting systems, making it possible to model the impact of staffing on KPI factor."

Success is in store
The key to driving higher sales and profitability for any retailer is to provide a superior in-store experience for customers. A contemporary clothing retailer with 180 stores throughout Canada turned to Ceridian Dayforce Workforce Management to help optimize sales schedules and increase the amount of time store managers and sales associates spend with customers, supporting a core company value. In addition to an improved customer experience, the retailer expects the Ceridian Dayforce Workforce Management scheduling component alone will save the company at least $80,00 to $100,000 per year by reducing the time store managers spend scheduling and by standardizing store manager training.

"Sometimes, sales people make grandiose claims about increased revenue using their solution," says the firm's CFO. "You have to put the numbers to the tasks and determine if they're realistic. If we do get an increase in sales, it's not because of product; it's because of readjusting our business. We think Dayforce Workforce Management gives us the ability to readjust our business in a way that should definitely impact overall revenue."

A Los Angeles-based organization that offers an assortment of youth, wellness and fitness programs recently examined its HR processes to determine ways to better utilize its workforce. Ceridian Dayforce Workforce Management was selected due to its powerful analytics, metrics and management capabilities. Dayforce Workforce Management's built-in legal and regulatory monitoring capabilities will also help the organization remain compliant with California's challenging labor laws and regulations.

"Dayforce Workforce Management will give us costs and metrics around our biggest expense -- our people," says the organization's executive vice present of HR and risk management. "And we see that as giving us the greatest return on our investment."

Ceridian Dayforce Workforce Management helps you work smarter. It is a single solution for human resources, payroll, time & attendance, scheduling, labor budgeting, attendance management, task Management and more. Dayforce Workforce Management helps you plan, deploy and track your employees and their performance using real-time KPI and labor analytics. The modular design of Ceridian Dayforce Workforce Management solution makes it possible to tailor it to meet the needs of your business.

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