rue21 chooses EmpowerWFM solution for workforce management

January 21, 2015 - United States Of America

rue21, a leading specialty apparel retailer, has chosen EmpowerWFM from Empower Software Solutions, a provider of innovative HR and workforce solutions, as the workforce management technology to be deployed in over 1100 retail locations throughout the US.

The powerful labour forecasting and scheduling capabilities within EmpowerWFM enable retailers to optimize labour schedules to ensure a consistent customer experience, according to a press release.

Dirk Armstrong, SVP of store operations for rue21 said, “EmpowerWFM is a proven technology solution, delivering great results for major retailers, which was a big factor in our decision to partner with them. Our rue21 associates are at the core of the customer’s experience at rue21. Our stores are the heart of our brand. EmpowerWFM will ensure we have the right people in the right roles at the right time, delivering fast fashion at a great value to our customers.”

Joe Olson, EVP and GM of Empower’s Workforce Management group said, “The implementation of EmpowerWFM is scheduled to roll out progressively over the next several months. We are delighted to be working with a progressive, high-growth retailer such as rue21. EmpowerWFM will help the management at rue21 meet their financial objectives as we have in a wide variety of other retailers, and the impact will begin to be felt in only a few short months.”

rue21 is a leading specialty apparel retailer offering exclusive branded merchandise and the newest trends at a great value. rue21 currently operates 1,111 stores in 47 states.

With integrated solution suites featuring payroll and HR management, tax software and outsourcing, workforce management, and talent management, Empower Software provides the most flexible solutions and superior technology, backed by the industry’s best service. Whether cloud-based or on-premise, via laptop or mobile device, Empower helps organizations achieve their people-powered objectives by creating a passionate, energized workforce. (GK)