CHARLESTON, SC--(Marketwired - Oct 8, 2015) -  Today PeopleMatter revealed details of Collaborate '16, the company's annual user conference that explores solutions to the biggest workforce management challenges for the service industry, which will be held from Wednesday, May 4 through Friday, May 6, 2016 at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, S.C.

Today's employers face a number of challenges, from finding top talent in a competitive landscape and engaging current employees, to integrating mobile technology, leveraging the promise of big data, contending with the impacts of the Affordable Care Act and ensuring compliance for all workforce management activities. Each of these issues and more have a significant impact on business today, introducing new challenges to how companies manage their workforce.

Collaborate '16 is designed to gather together thought leaders, industry experts and top brands to share their insights and expertise on workforce management and provide the audience with the knowledge to improve their workforce management strategies. Through a robust schedule of sessions led by the premier HR, technology, workforce and service industry experts, attendees will learn about the best practices and leading trends that can transform how they perform their jobs. They will also see the latest product innovations to emerge from PeopleMatter as the company continues to revolutionize how service industry employers hire, train and manage high-performing workforces.

"Collaborate provides the venue for us to personally connect with our clients, learn their biggest workforce management pain points and show how we're continually developing the cutting-edge solutions to solve them," said Nate DaPore, president and CEO of PeopleMatter. "We expect Collaborate '16 to be our most successful yet and are currently assembling a roster of the industry's most preeminent thought leaders and the companies that have pioneered new methods in workforce management to share their experiences with our audience. It is our pleasure to once again invite our client network and any individuals looking to transform workforce management at their organizations to benefit from this conference and enjoy all that Charleston has to offer."

Collaborate '16 follows PeopleMatter's successful 2015 event, which was attended by 250 professionals and thought leaders representing companies such as Del Taco, Charlotte Russe, Texas Roadhouse and many more. In nearly two dozen sessions, including informative keynotes by New York Times bestselling author Kevin Kruse and Dr. Katherine Jones of Bersin by Deloitte, Collaborate '15 addressed all aspects of workforce management and provided attendees with the insights and best practices to make immediate changes at their organizations. In addition, PeopleMatter revealed its latest product innovations, such as the PERFORM solution, as well as introduced a new six-minute assessment optimized for mobile devices and its newest partner integrations designed to further enhance workforce management for the service industry.

Registration for Collaborate '16 is now open, and those who wish to attend can register with early bird pricing of $299 through December 31, 2015.

PeopleMatter is also seeking dynamic speakers to present on the biggest issues and most pressing topics facing today's service industry businesses. Those interested in presenting are encouraged to submit the Collaborate '16 call for speakers form. The company is also welcoming sponsors that wish to showcase their expertise, highlight the value of their products and services, and connect with the Collaborate audience. Companies that wish to sponsor the event can contact Cat Carlos at to learn more.

About PeopleMatter
PeopleMatter is a powerful and complete workforce management platform designed to fit the specific needs of service-industry brands. Our complete set of mobile, workforce solutions and business analytics tools connect processes, employees and customers in entirely new ways. Automating and optimizing people processes since 2009, PeopleMatter helps more than 47,000 service-industry locations thrive through better efficiency, engagement and customer satisfaction. PeopleMatter is headquartered in Charleston, SC and on online at Website | Twitter | LinkedIn | Facebook.