Will Your Store Be Ready For Black Friday?

Today's post is submitted by Joyce Maroney, Executive Director of the Workforce Institute.  Black Friday is upon us, and retailers everywhere are scrambling to get ready for lots of shoppers and extended hours to staff.  Are you ready? No-shows, call-outs, and last-minute schedule changes aren’t just frustrating—unplanned absence is corrosive to the day-to-day operations at … Continue reading Will Your Store Be Ready For Black Friday?

Whose Time is Sick Time?

In the last few weeks, I've had a variety of media conversations about sick time abuse following up on a Bloomberg BusinessWeek story in which I was quoted - The Sick Day Bounty Hunters.  This story is principally about organizations who are hiring private investigators to track employees who are suspected of malingering.   In a … Continue reading Whose Time is Sick Time?