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Union Avoidance or Neutrality? Chipotle Faces a Critical Decision as Michigan Store Unionizes

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Marking a first for the national chain but a familiar trend for the year, a Chipotle restaurant in Lansing, Michigan, has voted to unionize, the first of the company’s 3000 locations Read more

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Insurance Companies Should Weight the Growth Potential With Risks When Considering Offering ACA Plans
February 3, 2023

The 2023 open enrollment for ACA health plans saw a 13% increase over 2022. Melanie Musson, an insurance expert with USInsuranceAgents.com, says, “Insurance providers have an opportunity to enter or expand in this growing market, but they should practice caution.” The 2023 Open Enrollment Period (OEP) for Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace health insurance plans […]

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Setting Standards for Success
February 3, 2023

Winning the day isn’t just about making every day count – it’s about shifting your mindset to set standards for success and better understand and value the work that goes on behind the scenes – so that you can be as successful as you work to be. Where can you start? In this inaugural […]

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Disruptive Leaders: Disrupting Tradition in the Leadership Space
February 3, 2023

Leadership in the workplace has been ever evolving for years now, despite the commonplace leadership traditions most places try to abide by. But leaders must adapt to new and modern changes, as it’s expected that a lot of factors pertinent to leadership will change in the next 10 years, according to Gartner. Disruptive leaders […]

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Union Avoidance or Neutrality? Chipotle Faces a Critical Decision as Michigan Store Unionizes
September 13, 2022

Marking a first for the national chain but a familiar trend for the year, a Chipotle restaurant in Lansing, Michigan, has voted to unionize, the first of the company’s 3000 locations to do so in its near 30-year history. Current employees are seeking improved scheduling, increases in wages, and better work safety conditions. Chipotles’ Lansing […]

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Auto Industry Professionals Weigh Solutions to Persisting Technician Shortage
August 17, 2022

The demand for workers in the trades continues to outpace the supply at alarming rates. When it comes to the automotive industry, the need for technicians is estimated to be five openings for every active technician. This is a significant increase in the technician shortage from 2021 when the ratio was 2:1 with unfilled […]

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Analysis: Lessons for CEOs from the Schultz & Starbucks Union Avoidance Campaign
May 17, 2022

Summary: In this report, corporate executives will get a full analysis of Starbucks’ union avoidance saga since the return of Howard Schultz, detailing his strategies over the years, how he’s putting them to work now, and how the consequences of taking an aggressive stance against Starbucks Workers United have impacted the company’s brand and financials. […]

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Holiday Demand Forces Retailers to Get Creative with Hiring Strategies
November 25, 2021

Black Friday is upon us, and rebounding consumer demand coupled with lingering product delays and U.S. dollar inflation is making for an unpredictable holiday demand. Retail executives have been investing in resiliency strategies for the holiday season starting last year, like putting money towards omnichannel fulfillment, more flexible operations and inventory management solutions. Where […]

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Supply Chain Issues Leading To Price Hikes
November 1, 2021

Key Points: A lot of issues in the supply chain can be attributed to an increase in demand that can’t be met, leading to longer wait times and price hikes. The supply chain is struggling to adapt to higher labor costs, slowing down production. Workers long term should be able to adjust over time […]

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Will Consumers Be Seeing Higher Prices as the Result of the Tightened Supply Chain?
November 1, 2021

Key Points: Consumers are going to see many more price increases by other producers as long as supply chain issues continue. Companies are trying to to figure out if these issues are temporary or if they’re the new normal. The biggest problem in the supply chain process is tension between companies hesitant to adapt […]

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As Inflation Rises, How Will Construction Sites Be Affected?
October 20, 2021

Key Points: Labor and building materials are in short supply at construction sites across the country. The lingering shortage of skilled workers has worsened, leaving builders to add high labor costs. Scott Roudebush provides insights on inflation in the construction industry. Commentary: It’s no secret that rising costs and shortages of building materials, as […]

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Workers and Employers Wield Different Tools to Win the Labor Shortage
September 22, 2021

Even though recent reports from the Bureau of Labor Statistics point to rising rates in workers going back to their jobs, influenced in part by the end of COVID unemployment benefits, payroll tallies still don’t come close to before March 2020 and prior; 5.3 million short, to be precise. This general strike, in everything […]

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As Unemployment Benefits Expire, How Can Businesses Bring Workers Back?
September 10, 2021

COVID’s economic and material disruptions gave many workers, across the blue- and white-collar spectrum, the tools to better analyze what they don’t like about their work lives. Inefficiencies of in-office work settings, dissatisfaction around low wages and unsafe work conditions, and insufficient medical benefits were laid bare. And workers responded, in many sectors, by withholding […]

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