SOURCE: Aberdeen Group

Aberdeen Group

June 10, 2009 10:00 ET

Workforce Scheduling Yields Greater Internal and External Business Improvements

New Research Reveals Strategies for Employee Utilization and Allocation

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - June 10, 2009) - The new research report "Workforce Scheduling: Managerial Strategies for Driving Down Costs While Escalating Customer Satisfaction," by Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE: HHS), reveals that leading companies utilize workforce scheduling to achieve operational performance gains that are up to 30 times greater than other companies. The report found that companies that focus on and execute efficient scheduling of their employees experienced average annual gains of at least 30% across three key performance criteria: workforce capacity utilization, customer satisfaction, and employee productivity.

"An efficient workforce scheduling process enables a company to allocate the right people, with the right skills, in the right place, at the right time," said Kevin Martin, vice president and group director at Aberdeen Group and co-author of the report. "Not only does this allow a company to achieve internal operational efficiencies, but also helps that company to more effectively meet the needs of its external customers."

A complimentary copy of this report is made available due in part by the following underwriters: Infor, SAP, and Valiant. To obtain a complimentary copy of the report, visit: http://www.aberdeen.com/link/sponsor.asp?cid=5875.

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