Your Newest Workplace Management Challenge? Helping Human and Robot Workers Coexist

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Think managing people is difficult? Get ready for an even bigger challenge: Managing humans and robots as co-workers. From autonomous cars and robotic pick-and-packers, to automated checkout lines and manufacturing “cobots,” technology is disrupting entire industries. This automation is causing fundamental shifts in how work is performed. Case in point? McKinsey & Co. predicts that […]

Want to Attract and Retain Better Employees? Start by becoming a “talent magnet”

Competition for great talent is a top hiring challenge for Middle Tennessee companies – and employers across the nation.  According to HireRight’s 2013 Employment Screening Benchmarking Report, finding, retaining and developing quality talent was cited as the biggest business issue for 52 percent of employers surveyed. We’ve known for some time that, in many industries, […]

Smart Strategies for Reducing Middle TN Unemployment Costs

Looking for ways to minimize your employment-related expenses? Who isn’t? As one of the biggest line items on your P&L, labor-related expenses can have a big impact on your overhead – and ultimately, your profitability. Unemployment taxes are one of the few personnel taxes you can directly control; therefore, they present significant opportunities for minimizing […]

How to Handle that Middle Tennessee Employee Who is Late – AGAIN

My alarm didn’t go off. I had to stop for gas. I, uh, locked my keys in the car (yeah, that’s it). Excuses, excuses. We’re human.  At one time or another, each of us will be late to work – often due to circumstances beyond our control.  But when lateness becomes habitual, it becomes a […]

Health Care Reform 2013: What will it mean for your Middle Tennessee Company?

If we’ve learned anything from health care reform, it’s that patience is a virtue. Since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was passed back in March 2010, Middle Tennessee employers have waited – and waited – through numerous court challenges and a nail-biting presidential election to see what form the law would finally take. […]

Temporary Employment Bounces Back in Middle Tennessee – and Across the Nation

It’s a good news, bad news scenario. The bad news, we already know. According to a recent story, just under half of the 8.8 million U.S. jobs lost during the recession have been recovered during the last three years.  Construction and manufacturing were devastated, while healthcare and education were relatively unaffected.  Government employment continues […]