Press Release

New Mobile Solution Boosts Millennial Performance at Work

ATLANTA and CHICAGO, April 03, 2017

Manhattan Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ: MANH) today announced the release of Performance at Work, a new solution for enhancing employee engagement, which results in productivity gains, lower attrition rates, and therefore greater customer satisfaction. The solution drives improved employee satisfaction by aligning individual employee activities with established organizational goals and metrics, providing employees and managers frequent feedback on their performance via their mobile devices.

According to a February 2017 poll by Gallup Research, 70 percent of US workers are simply not engaged at work, and the challenge is even more acute with the rapidly growing millennial workforce. The research firm reports that millennials change jobs at three times the rate of other generations. 

Gallup’s survey also revealed potential solutions to the millennial engagement challenge. Millennial workers require more frequent and consistent performance feedback. They also prefer to connect and interact with the world through their own mobile devices. 

The new Performance at Work solution enhances communications with a modern and connected workforce. It leverages the latest mobile technologies to provide millennial workers with the frequent performance feedback they require. The solution combines a challenge-based approach to learning with continual performance data on mobile devices. Performance at Work is designed to boost employee engagement and encourage the development of highly positive relationships between warehouse employees and their supervisors.

“Productivity improvements often focus on high-performing execution applications, like warehouse and labor management, yet support for the human element of the equation has largely been overlooked,” said Peter Schnorbach, senior director, Product Strategy, Manhattan Associates. “Companies will have to shift this focus as more millennials, and their need for frequent feedback, enter the workforce. Performance at Work is designed to engage this modern, more connected worker through their preferred medium – the smartphone.”

Manhattan today introduced the following Performance at Work solutions:

  • The new Employee Engagement mobile application delivers a weekly performance scorecard directly to employees’ smartphones. The software leverages gamification concepts to engage, motivate and incentivize success. It provides regular feedback on how each employee impacts company success and how their work ranks against that of their colleagues. 
     
  • Manhattan recently embedded Labor Management (LM) functionality within the traditional Warehouse Management System (WMS) to deliver immediate labor reporting and improved visibility into employee productivity. By integrating the typically separate components of LM and WMS, Manhattan’s Performance at Work also reduces deployment time and drives immediate ROI.

Manhattan executives will demonstrate these new solutions this week at the ProMat 2017 supply chain conference in Chicago (Booth #3983). Additional details on Performance at Work will be shared during ProMat session, “Labor Management: Redefined,” taking place on Tuesday April 4, from 12:45-1:30 p.m. in Theater F at McCormick Place. 

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