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    Hickory Point Taps PeopleMatter for Talent Management

    The South Carolina company is moving to a paperless human resources platform at its 46 c-stores.

    NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Hickory Point Convenience Stores selected PeopleMatter's talent management system. The regional chain will implement PeopleMatter HIRE, PeopleMatter LEARN and PeopleMatter SCHEDULE software to manage its hourly employees at all 46 of its c-stores.

    The move from a paper-based human resources process to a paperless one will provide managers and employees with a more centralized HR platform and a suite of automated tools.

    "We are a community-focused company that relies on our regular customers," said Mike Link, Hickory Point's vice president of human resources. "This partnership will simplify our ability to expand, while still developing great employees that are the right fit for Hickory Point and the communities we serve."

    According to an announcement on the new partnership, Hickory Point puts an emphasis on providing a culture that encourages employees to view working at Hickory Point as a career rather than just a job. The company was recognized statewide as the 2010 SCACS Retailer of the Year at the South Carolina Association of Convenience Stores (SCACS) annual convention.

    The PeopleMatter modules help managers with web-based applicant pre-screening, background checks, I-9 verification and tax credit processing; optimizing interview time for managers through online applicant review and sorting capabilities; customized course assignments and social tools, which target training needs and track progress online; simple, time-efficient schedule building, control and forecasting abilities, with Internet and mobile access; and 24/7 paperless data input, from the first application to onboarding, training and scheduling.

    "The PeopleMatter platform is designed to serve the HR needs of companies like Hickory Point," said Nate DaPore, PeopleMatter's president and CEO. "As a fellow South Carolina-based company, we look forward to being a part of Hickory Point's future growth and development."

     

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