I have never been a fan of the Goodwill store brand. Their products are donated. They do not donate any of their donated products to help people in need. Their prices range by region, but often they charge prices near retail value for preowned products. They barely pay minimum wage and they only offer part-time … Continue reading Does Goodwill Lack Real Goodwill Toward Employees?
Amazon was recently under fire for poor work conditions in their factory. So, what do they do? Retrain existing employees for different positions within the company or better jobs elsewhere. The training they offer will allow their employees to slide into more technical jobs. Considering that field seems to be growing non-stop, it is training … Continue reading Downsizing Done Right: Retrain Your Current Workforce
As technological improvements are made each year, running your business simplifies. What about your employees? Technology is good for running a business, and thankfully the fear of job loss due to this trend is slowing. As a matter of fact, only a small percentage still fear losing their job to AI. Advances help companies save … Continue reading Does Your Team Fear Technology? Why AI Is Good For You (And Them)!
Today is not an article or trend. Today I am sharing my own opinion piece. Even though it is almost 2020, there is one thing I have seen grow much too slowly in the business world: Self-expression! Visible tattoo's and piercings come with a stigma. Traditionalists are hesitant to do business with those who do … Continue reading Self-Expression In Business: Welcome To A Tattoo, Pierced World!
Just how effective are your employees? Studies show that traditional business hours are not productive, and that shorter days would make employees more effective! The fact of the matter is, the harder and longer you work your team, the less effective they become. Burnout does exist. To avoid burning out your team, you need to … Continue reading Traditional Business Hours Are Out, Bring In Shorter Days Instead!
Maternity leave has been around for ages in the US. However, don't you feel it is time for our country to catch up with the times? A company in New Delhi is now offering gender neutral time off for new parents. Not only does the mom need time to welcome the new addition (and recover), … Continue reading We Need Gender Neutral Parental Leave, Too!
There has recently been a discussion on offering your employees raises and what translates into a deserved raise. Needless to say, I have my own two cents to add to the mix. I do not argue with some of the reasoning behind offering and giving raises to employees. There are multiple good reasons besides just … Continue reading Raises For Employees: Yay Or Nay?