Monthly Archives: October 2017

It’s Time to Prepare Your Retail Business for the Holiday Season

October 25, 2017 | 342 views

It's Time to Prepare Your Retail Business for the Holiday Season

It’s Time to Prepare Your Retail Business for the Holiday Season

It’s hard to believe but pumpkin spice and candy canes galore are about to descend upon us as we welcome the 2017 holiday season. Is your retail business prepared? If not, now’s the time to get moving on your plans for how you’ll meet and beat the high expectations from the wave of buyers excited to spend money with you. Here are a few tips to get you started.

 

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Is the Gig Economy Hurting Your Retail Business?

October 18, 2017 | 353 views

Is the Gig Economy Hurting Your Retail Business?

Is the Gig Economy Hurting Your Retail Business?

Have you ever heard of the gig economy? It’s the newest way businesses in all industries are trying to save money – by hiring contractors to help with projects instead of bringing part – or full-time team members on board. This is all done in the name of flexibility. The idea is, you only spend what you need to spend and not a penny more. No lost productivity. No wasted man hours that don’t result in revenue. None of it.

 

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Handling the Influx of Time Off Requests During the Holidays

October 11, 2017 | 374 views

Handling the Influx of Time Off Requests During the Holidays

Handling the Influx of Time Off Requests During the Holidays

It’s October, which means football, the flu, and family obligations are in full swing. Although you might have thought the summer months were overwhelming in terms of time off requests, the Fall is the start of the season when more people call in sick (many times, even when they aren’t physically ill).

 

As an employer, the influx of time off requests during the holidays can leave you short handed. And this can happen at a moment’s notice, forcing you to face unexpected holes in your schedule with limited time to fill them. Here are a few tips to help you cope.

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Don’t Spook Your Volunteers Away This Holiday Season

October 4, 2017 | 507 views

Don't Spook Your Volunteers Away This Holiday Season

Don’t Spook Your Volunteers Away This Holiday Season

If the smell of pumpkin in the air hasn’t made it feel enough like Fall yet, the sight of ghosts and ghouls roaming the streets soon will. This is Halloween season and with it comes promise of fright as night descends. For children, zombies and witches are the big scare this time of year, but for adults, it’s the looming hustle and bustle of the holiday season, which has now officially kicked off.

 

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