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Sainsbury’s updates workforce IT

Wednesday February 1 2012

Kronos systems to optimise workforce management of more than 150,000 employees

Kronos systems to optimise workforce management of more than 150,000 employees

 

Supermarket retailer Sainsbury’s has selected workforce management (WFM) software from Kronos to control labour costs and improve workforce productivity.

 

The Kronos systems will manage the time and attendance and scheduling of more than 150,000 colleagues in over 1,000 locations across the UK.

 

Supporting modern working practices

 

Sainsbury’s required a WFM system to support employees by offering a consistent, fair, and equitable approach to working practices as part of its commitment to being a “Great Place to Work”.

 

Prior to selecting Kronos, the retailer managed time and attendance and scheduling through a blend of manual and partially automated processes.

 

Rob Fraser, Sainsbury’s IT director, stated: “Kronos software will help us manage and allocate our labour in store and pay our colleagues more effectively, whilst allowing us to benefit from simplifying our current processes. Improved information will make it easier to provide our customers with fantastic service.”

 

To find out more about retail’s WFM investments, make sure you are subscribed to receive the next printed or electronic versions of January/February issue of Retail Technology magazine, which will be published on 17 February, containing its annual, in-depth WFM feature.