In this session John Frehse, Chief Strategist at Core Practice, will share business strategies around labor management and how to remove costs from your organization. This exercise will not only educate, but will help you focus on the biggest opportunities available now. John will begin by sharing a list of the top hidden costs that most companies miss. He will then lead a short discussion about foundational labor issues including the importance of properly defining and creating a labor strategy that makes sense for your company with a closer look at pay policies. Next, strategic scheduling initiatives will be shared including how to manage variability. John will finish with a discussion about employee benchmark information that will be helpful to everyone in operations and human resources. He will accept questions at the end of the presentation.