Retail has a staffing problem

Noticing long checkout lines in stores? Many retailers are cutting staff almost twice as fast as they’re closing stores, reports The Wall Street Journal. Although the population around shops surveyed by the government has increased 12.5% in the past decade, the number of salespeople grew by just 1.5%. The smaller staffs can be traced to technology — like self-checkout lanes — switches to smaller stores and the hiring of full-time employees in the place of Continue reading

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How to manage employees with disabilities?

People with disabilities may just have the skills and competencies you require within your organization yet they are often under-employed. It is important to consider how your organization can tap this potential source of employees. Here are some ideas on how to manage employees who have disabilities.

Build trust
Developing rapport with employees with disabilities requires patience and effort. “Play the long game,” says Burris. “You need to spend a good amount of time Continue reading

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