Ace Hardware Corporation, the largest retailer-owned cooperative in the world, announced this week it has selected Atlanta-based tech startup Deputy as its recommended people management and scheduling solution to its community of store owners and managers.
“Not only does it take less time to make a schedule in Deputy, but after I’m done making it, there’s nothing else required from me until it’s time to make schedules again the next month,” said Bobby Heuser, Owner of Heuser Ace Hardware in Bluffton, South Carolina. “Deputy enables my employees to do everything they need in one place, whether swapping shifts, putting in leave requests or sending out a message for everyone on the team. It’s a wonderful thing.”
“Deputy and Ace Hardware share an important philosophy when it comes to people,” said Steven Powers, Global President at Deputy. “We understand that empowering everyone to ‘act like an owner’ motivates individuals to be more present in their roles and deliver a world-class experience that keeps customers coming back again and again. I am excited to be working with a like-minded organization that empowers its people to be part of the scheduling process.” Deputy is currently used by more than 95,000 workplaces in over 85 countries to help manage more than 700,000 hourly employees.
“At Ace Hardware, it is important to streamline operations as much as possible to continue delivering on our Helpful promise,” said Andy Enright, VP Retail Development at Ace Hardware. “Deputy will help by providing an easy-to-use, data-driven approach to optimize schedules, tasks and ultimately spend more time serving our customers.”
Deputy will run a series of educational workshops on navigating planning and scheduling legislation for members of the Ace Hardware network at its upcoming Fall Convention in Atlanta this September.
Deputy is the ultimate employee management tool, connecting businesses and employees seamlessly through technology. By simplifying scheduling, timesheets, tasks and workplace communication, Deputy helps businesses transform operations and empower employees to work the way they want. With brilliant apps and one-click payroll integration, Deputy makes work easier. For more information, visit www.deputy.com, or find us on Twitter, Facebook, the App Store or Google Play.
About Ace Hardware Corporation
Ace Hardware is the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the world with more than 5,200 locally owned and operated hardware stores in approximately 70 countries. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill., Ace and its subsidiaries operate an expansive network of distribution centers in the U.S. and have distribution capabilities in Ningbo, China; Colon, Panama; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Since 1924, Ace has become a part of local communities around the world and known as the place with the helpful hardware folks. For more information, visit acehardware.com or newsroom.acehardware.com.
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