Unifocus Helps Prepare Future Hospitality Leaders with Donation of Labor Management Technology to The Union Club Hotel at Purdue University, Autograph Collection

Award-winning boutique hotel is the only student-run Autograph Collection hotel in the world

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UniFocus, the leading provider of Workforce Management Systems, is pleased to announce that it is donating its advanced labor management platform to The Union Club Hotel at Purdue University, Autograph Collection.

The historic boutique property on Purdue University’s campus is managed by White Lodging and offers Purdue University students real-word hotel management experience. Like other common systems in place at the hotel that are used across the industry, this donation by UniFocus helps ensure that future industry leaders will have the expertise necessary to address the latest workforce management needs and challenges.

“With a student workforce, we must be extremely agile and technology-forward as we manage our workforce needs,” said Victoria Wicks, General Manager of The Union Club Hotel. “UniFocus, with its constantly evolving technology, continues to represent the industry’s latest capabilities in effective labor management. We look forward to collaborating and using the technology to not only manage our own workforce, but to train students how the right technology can help ensure maximum workforce productivity aligned with demand – without sacrificing service expectations.”

UniFocus’ Labor Management Solution is used across all White Lodging’s approximately 60 hotels. The advanced tools allow the company to more accurately forecast projected service demand volumes by the hour and by department, limiting the risks of under- or over-staffing.

Other key features available with this donation include:

  • Implementing flexible schedules that can accommodate individual staff needs to maximize workforce loyalty without jeopardizing guest service quality.
  • The development and use of enhanced productivity standards that can be leveraged to identify improvement opportunities for labor management processes.
  • Utilizing labor management system analytics to identify and make enhancements to guest service experiences.
  • Leveraging system analytics and multi-variable forecasts to ensure that budgeting processes are aligned with projected service demand.

“The ever-shifting landscape of workforce management as a result of new labor laws, business needs and staff expectations mean that current and future industry leaders require advanced tools that can navigate the growing complexities to ensure a successful hotel operation,” said Ken Heymann, COO, UniFocus. “We are honored to be part of The Union Club Hotel at Purdue, Autograph Collection, and that students will have access to the latest labor management capabilities they need to further prepare for a successful career in the hospitality industry.” 

About Unifocus

Unifocus is the only complete workforce management platform designed to fundamentally shift the way service industries manage labor. The powerful platform helps managers plan with intelligent Labor Management tools that automatically produce accurate forecasts, optimized schedules based on business demand, employee availability, service standards and work rules. Staff is easily aligned with a world class Time and Attendance module that communicates schedules and facilitates swaps with tools like Shift Genius that live within an intuitive mobile app. Once scheduled, frontline employees operate with ease from the industry leading Knowcross Task Management suite that streamlines guest services, housekeeping, maintenance, inspections and glitches.

With traditional workplace silos removed, managers benefit from a complete view of analytics and a personalized virtual assistant, Odin, that highlights opportunities to improve productivity and cost controls while keeping an eye on guest satisfaction and employee engagement. UniFocus is arming managers with best-in-class decision making technology in the hospitality, restaurant, retail, and healthcare industries.