In a culture of 24/7 connectivity, the very notion of off-hours seems like a quaint relic of the distant past. But the cost of feeling always on the clock is severe. A company culture that disregards work-life balance puts its employees at risk of chronic stress, workplace burnout, depression, and insomnia. This article explores how to manage the perils of an “always on” culture.
It’s arguably the best time in history to be an hourly worker. All around the world, there is a resurgence of laws and legislation dedicated to improving workers’ rights and conditions. From pending U.S. legislation to raise the federal minimum wage to the U.K.’s recent increase in the national minimum wage, governments are listening to workers’ calls for support and taking direct action.
Atlanta-based Deputy, a provider of workforce management solutions, has hired a new CMO, Jennifer Shambroom. Shambroom has 18+ years of experience leading teams within tech startups, such as Lookout, Motricity, Payfone, Crittercism and YouAppi.
In the hospitality industry, retail businesses and quick-service restaurants especially, on-call scheduling has been the norm, making it difficult for employees to anticipate pay, establish a healthy work-life balance or even determine the number of hours they are likely to work each week.
Once upon a time, tech companies were freely given the benefit of the doubt. Millions of users eagerly handed over their personal information to tech behemoths like Facebook or Google in exchange for the privilege of using their platforms to share everything from political views to baby photos. Users opened up their lives in the name of creating a more connected world.
When talking about their biggest challenges for 2019, many of the entrepreneurs I speak with say they are overwhelmed with the rapid pace at which business operates today. Today’s consumers have come to expect instant gratification, and they’re putting pressure on companies to make sure that they get what they want right now.
Marketers are at the mercy of their devices and their inboxes and have a tough time focusing. Half of them feel they are not worthy of their peers, and only half feel fulfilled as professionals.
To make retail shopping a desirable event in today’s internet-driven culture, you must deliver on the promise that a visit to your store is less of an errand and more of an experience.
Retailers are beginning to understand that consumers are seeking more from a trip to the mall than a handoff of goods.
Here are some of the latest executive hirings, promotions, and staff changes. Workforce management software provider Deputy named Jennifer Shambroom as its chief marketing officer.
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