HUDSON, Wis. -- Convenience retailer Freedom Valu Centers and PeopleMatter, a comprehensive human resources software solution, have announced a collaboration to streamline HR practices. The chain recently moved its 67 locations, and more than 550 employees, from a hiring app point solution to PeopleMatter's all-inclusive HR Platform.
"We were looking for a software package that could do more than applicant tracking," said Rick Cagle, vice president and director of operations for Erickson Oil Products/Freedom Valu Centers, Hudson, Wis. "We wanted a system that offered training and scheduling, in addition to applicant tracking."
PeopleMatter provides Freedom Valu with a configurable, flexible and easy-to-use HR Platform that offers hiring, training and scheduling all from one online portal. Unlike many HR solutions in the market, PeopleMatter is designed specifically for the service industry and hourly workforce. All the Platform's tools and features are built to accommodate the unique needs of multi-unit operators.
With stores located in the metropolitan and suburban areas of Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota and Michigan, Freedom Valu managers can share applications and employee schedules across locations. Additionally, if an employee moves from one state to another, managers can quickly transfer the employee's file to the Freedom location closest to the employee's new address. The software syncs all of the data and employees instantly throughout the system and keeps on-the-go teams up to date, the company said.
"We have been very impressed with the speed and accuracy of moving our information into the system. The transition has been good from the beginning to deployment," said Cagle. "Traditionally implementations are laborious. But turning on PeopleMatter and using the system has been easy and flawless."
Using the integrated modules and components of the PeopleMatter Platform provides a lot of flexibility not found in point solutions. Capabilities include the:
*Ability to identify, hire and onboard candidates quickly with tools that manage the entire process using PeopleMatter HIRE.
*Pre-screening assessments, tax credit screenings and employment background checks that flow directly into the online job application.
*Easy online training that develops a service-focused workforce while ensuring mandatory training compliance using PeopleMatter LEARN.
*Update schedule rosters with new hires, transfers and terms using PeopleMatter SCHEDULE.
*Automatic shift updates that are instantly communicated with team members via a web interface, the mobile app or phone using Siri-like "D."
By providing an integrated training and scheduling solution, PeopleMatter meets a need Freedom Valu's previous point solution left unfulfilled. PeopleMatter's comprehensive Platform works how today's workforce works--via mobile smartphones, tablets, browsers and voice-activated devices.
Freedom Valu Centers is a wholly owned subsidiary of Erickson Oil Products founded in 1950. It is a fourth-generation retail company owned by the David Erickson family.
PeopleMatter, Charleston, S.C., helps employers identify, develop and engage dependable talent. Its platform of HR tools handles hiring, scheduling, learning, recognition and performance management.