Walmart has announced that it will launch a new Me @ Walmart app for its employees and bring new Samsung Galaxy smartphones to more than 740,000 employees.
The Me @ Walmart enables employees to do daily work tasks such as clocking in, scheduling and quick communication with push-to-talk. The app even includes voice assistants with Ask Sam, so employees can ask various questions about goods or metrics.
Employees will be limited to the Me @ Walmart app when clocking in and will use geofencing so employees can only clock in while they are physically working.
The features of the Me @ Walmart app are developed in-house by our product, technology and design teams and apply world-class technologies such as machine learning, augmented reality, camera view and artificial intelligence to solve complex problems.
The Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro is provided to employees along with a case and a protection plan. The phone was launched in the US in early 2020, and while the inside isn’t as powerful as a Samsung Galaxy S21, it makes up for it with its rugged build on the outside.
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The Galaxy XCover Pro has IP68 water and dust resistance and MIL-STD-810G certification, which are ideal for use in work situations. It has a 6.3-inch FHD + display with a hole-punch selfie camera, dual cameras on the back and is powered by an Exynos processor. It’s an otherwise average smartphone, but one of the best rugged Android phones out there.
Walmart employees can also use the XCover Pro as personal devices, and Walmart states that employee privacy is protected so that they do not have access to their personal information.
As the world’s largest public employer, Walmart hopes the move will help the company make better use of some of the latest technology to empower its employees and make them more efficient.
With retail evolving – and fast – it’s more important than ever to equip our employees with the tools and technology they need to be successful.
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