Avoiding Hiring Mistakes- and Recovering from Them

I've seen a recent flurry of articles about strategies to avoid bad hires, perhaps in response to those oft-cited disengaged employees deciding that the economy has recovered enough that they can take a chance on a new position.  In this blog post at  Fistful of Talent from Steve Boese, Jonathan Kaplan, founder and CEO of … Continue reading Avoiding Hiring Mistakes- and Recovering from Them

Retail Labor Index – June 2011

According to Chris Varvares, senior managing director and co-founder, Macroeconomic Advisers, "the Kronos Retail Labor Index was nearly unchanged in May at 3.5 percent and has remained between 3 percent and 4 percent for ten of the last eleven months. This range characterizes a relatively good hiring environment, with nearly 30 fresh applicants for each … Continue reading Retail Labor Index – June 2011

Helping Hourly Workers Climb the Ladder

On May 3, our board member Corporate Voices for Working Families, in collaboration with Working Mother Magazine, announced the 2011 Best Companies for Hourly Workers Award. These brand name companies engage and invest in their hourly employees through strategies including tuition reimbursement, flexibility, health insurance and child-care help.  You can read more about the winning … Continue reading Helping Hourly Workers Climb the Ladder