Research conducted by economists Lawrence Katz of Harvard University and Alan Krueger at Princeton University shows that from 2005 to 2015, the proportion of Americans workers engaged in what they refer to as “alternative work” jumped from 10.7% to 15.8%. This is even more proof that the traditional full-time job is rapidly disappearing. In fact, nearly all of the 10 million jobs created between 2005 and 2015 were not those of traditional employment.
Supply chain management has greatly improved the health and efficiency of many companies, but it is no longer just a technique to bolster competitive advantage. Now, smart supply chain management is a must-have if an organization is to compete at all. In searching for new ways to streamline workflows and hedge for risk, many employers need to rethink their workforces as strategic tools.
This week, Retail Dive announced their end-of-the-year awards, which are handed out to the best stores, products, and the top disruptors and innovators in the retail industry. While there are certainly plenty of contenders, these years’ awards have come under even more of a spotlight after all of the doom and gloom surrounding the retail industry this past year. While much of the focus in the news has been on those companies who have closed up shop or seen a slowdown, these winners are here to prove that the industry is far from apocalyptic. In fact, innovation and reinvention are around every corner. None more so than Sephora.
As major big-box retailers like Sears and JC Penney have been struggling to make ends meet, retail analysts have been forecasting a gloomy future for brick and mortar stores. The “retail apocalypse” has been a buzzword in 2017, as many more stores are facing bankruptcy amidst hemorrhaging sales, partially due to Amazon’s eclipse of the retail market.
Once associated with more creative fields like music, writing, and design, freelance talent has in recent years expanded into essentially every sector of the economy, thanks to the internet. Even so, many hiring managers rely on old “knowledge” about freelancers in building their teams. Often, this means avoiding freelance talent entirely.
To prove freelancers are worth your time, we’ve debunked six common myths about them:
A majority of the US workforce will freelance by 2027, according to findings in the “Freelancing in America Study: 2017” released today by online staffing marketplace Upwork and the Freelancers Union.
The fourth annual study estimates that 57.3 million Americans are freelancing (36 percent of the U.S. workforce) and contribute approximately $1.4 trillion annually to the economy, an increase of almost 30% since last year. Freelancers are predicted to become the U.S. workforce majority within a decade, with nearly 50% of millennial workers already freelancing.
AllWork is taking a page from Uber’s playbook and is looking to connect beauty brands and retailers with the right sales talent through a new app.
“For many retailers, creating an experience and touching consumers is a way to win at retail and give customers a reason to come into their stores,” said Glenn Laumeister, chief executive officer of AllWork, a platform that helps find and manage in-store retail talent.
Based on promising results from the existing AllWork platform, we’re taking our services to the next step with this month’s rollout of a mobile app. Not only does the mobile app provide access to talent when and where it is needed, it is a mobile management tool for all aspects of managing the beauty business. Having a mobile app is key for Millennials who are glued to their phones, but also want flexible work schedules. They can work when they want and be notified faster than by e-mail or phone.
“We’ve found a large need in the retail industry for companies to optimize their labor spend in the same way they’ve implemented technology to optimize their supply chain, marketing, and other business functions,” Laumeister said. “Our technology has the ability to help our clients significantly reduce their labor expenses while also increasing sales by ensuring they’re able to staff their stores based on real-time needs.
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On Sept. 28, the first-ever Beauty & Money conference was held right in AllWork’s hometown of New York City. The Beauty & Money Summit is a one-day event with the sole mission of connecting executives from strategic buyers and financial buyers with beauty brands. As part of the conference, 12 beauty brands and companies were handpicked by a selection committee, and AllWork was honored to be one of them.
At the start of the 21st century, social media wasn’t even a part of our vocabulary. Now, almost two decades later, it’s an integral and inescapable part of our everyday lives. The way the world works has changed as a result of the major influx of new technology. All industries from home design to healthcare have become part of the revolution – and recruiting is no exception.
Over 94 percent, the vast majority, of professional recruiters participate in social networking with the intention of acquiring talent, and more than half of employees say social media presence played a role in choosing a new employer.