Kurt Peters , Executive Editor
Specialty retailer of music, video, and video game products streamlines hiring process with talent management solutions
CHELMSFORD, Mass., Jan. 22, 2007-In order to streamline its hiring process and increase sales per associate, Trans World Entertainment has selected the Workforce Acquisition™ solution from Kronos® Incorporated (Nasdaq: KRON). Trans World Entertainment Corporation (Nasdaq: TWMC), best known for its f.y.e. and Suncoast brands, has teamed with Kronos for its expertise in helping organizations to attract, select, and hire quality employees. Trans World Entertainment plans to use the solution in all of its retail locations.
"We wanted a solution that would effectively manage applicant flow across locations, streamline our hiring process, create a more efficient sales force, and increase sales per associate." said Jeff Davis, director of associate relations and staffing at Trans World Entertainment. "We teamed with Kronos for its well-established footprint within the industry, extensive retail experience, and demonstrated ability to drive the hiring process to new levels of efficiency and productivity."
"With the Kronos solution, Trans World Entertainment will be able to hire smarter," said Chris Marsh, president of the Kronos Talent Management Division. "Trans World Entertainment recognizes how hiring and retaining the best talent directly aligns with achievement of its corporate goals."
Workforce Acquisition is a selection and hiring solution that enables clients to measurably improve the quality and productivity of their workforce. It combines an on-demand hiring automation platform with proven employee selection tools to create an efficient and repeatable solution for high-quality hiring.
The Kronos Talent Management Division, based in Beaverton, Ore., was formed upon completion of Kronos` August 2006 acquisition of Unicru, Inc.
About Trans World Entertainment
Trans World Entertainment is a leading specialty retailer of music, video and video game products. The Company operates over 1,100 retail stores in the United States, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico under various brands. The Company is in the process of consolidating the majority of its stores (Coconuts Music and Movies, Strawberries Music, Wherehouse, Sam Goody and Spec`s) under the name f.y.e. for your entertainment. The Company also operates over 180 video only stores primarily under the Suncoast brand and on the web at www.fye.com, www.coconuts.com, www.wherehouse.com, www.secondspin.com, www.samgoody.com and www.suncoast.com.
About Kronos Incorporated
Kronos Incorporated empowers organizations around the world to effectively manage their workforce. At Kronos, we are experts who are solely focused on delivering software and services that enable organizations to reduce costs, increase productivity, improve employee satisfaction, and ultimately enhance the level of service they provide. Kronos serves customers in more than 50 countries through its network of offices, subsidiaries, and distributors. Widely recognized as a market and thought leader in managing the workforce, Kronos has unrivaled reach with more than 30 million people using a Kronos solution every day. Learn more about Kronos at www.kronos.com.
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