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Using Robotics to Aid — NOT Replace — Workers

We are aware that robots are projected to replace many jobs in the future. But robots can also assist — not replace — workers. Here’s an example from the Wall Street Journal involving warehouse functions. As reported by Jennifer Smith: “Known … Continue reading

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Change Management Versus Business Readiness

Is your business ready for the effects of change on employees? According to the 2016 Advanced Employment Issues Symposium (AEIS): “Traditionally, when employers have sought to prepare their work teams for big upcoming changes — e.g., new processes, a new … Continue reading

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Upgrading Walmart’s Employment Practices

For years, Walmart has had tough labor practices and been heavily criticized for them. For example, it has been sued by many women for unequal pay and promotion opportunities, fought hard against employees unionizing, paid low wages, etc. But, now … Continue reading

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What Do Container Store, Costco, and Whole Foods Have in Common? (Besides Their Success)

While the national debate about the minimum wage still rages (see 1) — and many retailers oppose any increase, some retail chains have gained a competitive edge through higher wages. They believe that happy employees mean happy customers. Three such … Continue reading

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