Vendor Insights

  1. Add Inventory Management To Your “To Do List”
    6/23/2017

    When it comes to task management for your small to mid-sized business, don’t get so focused on sales that you neglect to add inventory monitoring and analysis to your “to do list.” Fail to acknowledge the value of this kind of protocol in a restaurant, for example, and you can wind up spending your hard-earned profit on food that spoils and winds up in the dumpster, not on the plate. The same is true for bar owners.

  2. How To Deal With Small Business Compliance With Zip Checklist
    6/23/2017

    Small business compliance includes a lot of important administrative things that take all the fun out of being an entrepreneur. However, it’s extremely important to deal with these regulations and finish everything in time for these rules to provide necessary safeguards. At the same time, when you fail to follow them, you risk a lot. Do not claim that you were not aware when you made a mistake. Instead, try to avoid it at the earliest stages.

  3. Dump Your To-Do List And Get A Task Management Solution
    6/23/2017

    As a supervisor, you may be required to write to-do lists to help you stay on track and be productive, but yet find yourself choosing to complete only the most critical tasks and having ignored the least important ones at the end of the day. Who would blame you?  According to researchers, our minds can only process up to 7 tasks without feeling overwhelmed; anything beyond this and we risk pulling our own hair out.

  4. Stop Employee Theft At The POS Terminal
    6/14/2017

    No employer wants to think of its employees as being dishonest, but industry research shows there’s good reason for concern. According to the “25th Annual Retail Theft Survey,” conducted by Jack L. Hayes International, one-third of all business failures each year are attributed to employee theft. Another alarming finding was that 34 percent of 18- to 29-year-old employees believe it’s justifiable to steal from their employer. The report also showed that dishonest employees steal approximately 5.5 times as much as shoplifters.

  5. Best Practices In Tracking Vendor Progress
    6/5/2017

    IRT sits down with Michele Salerno, Director of Marketing and Sales, at Celerant Technology about automating POs, best practices in tracking vendor progress, and more.

  6. Top 5 Tech Investment Ideas To Make Your QSR More Successful
    6/1/2017

    According to the latest research from the National Restaurant Association (NRA), restaurant-industry sales are trending upward this year and projected to reach $798.7 billion by year’s end, a 4.3 percent gain over 2016. Quick service restaurant (QSR) and fast-casual sales are expected to reach $233.7 billion this year, representing a 5.3 percent gain over 2016.

  7. 15 Secrets To Hiring The Right Employee (And How To Leverage Them)
    5/31/2017

    No matter what industry you work in, finding the right candidate for the job is crucial. High employee turnover can cost companies big. According to HR firm Zane Benefits, turnover could cost as much as 20% of a mid-range employee’s salary. That’s a big chunk of your bottom line.

  8. IoT: What Its Role Is Now And What It Will Be In The Future
    5/12/2017

    The Internet of Things (IoT) is, realistically, still in its infancy. Sure, IoT is already making a mark on retail, but what does IoT’s future look like? Michelle Covey is Vice President of Apparel and General Merchandise for GS1 US, the organization best known as the administrators of the UPC barcode but on that also helps retail companies leverage RFID for inventory visibility.

  9. Stop Asking How To Be Productive: 5 Free iPhone Apps To Organize Your Life
    5/3/2017

    The iPhone has revolutionized how we work, socialize, and how we go about managing our day to day tasks. And yet, the most popular smartphone of our time is still underused as the productivity center that it truly is. You’d be amazed how the tools on your iPhone can teach you how to be productive in no time. Even the laziest person out there uses apps on their iPhone, so why not put your time into learning how to be productive instead of playing Angry Birds or using Snapchat Filters.

  10. Clocking Systems – 6 Shocking Reasons Why You Need To Get One Immediately
    5/2/2017

    Biometric clocking systems are among the various tools companies are using to curb time theft, tackle absenteeism, and maximize productivity as a whole. These kinds of clocking systems use unique characteristics, such as the iris, fingerprints, and shape of hand to record attendance. It therefore completely eradicates most types of time theft, such as buddy punching where employees clock in/clock out for fellow employees.