Family footwear retailer Payless ShoeSource has selected Kronos for Retail to standardise its workforce optimisation.

In a drive to increase productivity among its workforce of more than 20,000 associates, Payless will use the budgeting, forecasting, scheduling, time and labour, and business intelligence solutions within Kronos for Retail to better balance the needs of its customers and employees.

Payless project management director Larry Leibach said: "We chose Kronos for Retail because we believe it can help optimise store schedules for customer service, productivity, and employee satisfaction".

Kronos retail marketing director John Anderson said: "Kronos for Retail meets Payless' very specific needs and will help them achieve greater standardisation, visibility, and optimisation of their workforce scheduling."

Kronos for Retail is a complete workforce management solution designed to meet all the requirements of today's performance-driven retail organisations.

Payless operates about 4,627 stores selling family footwear and accessories at affordable prices.