With the gig economy on the rise, the way corporations do business is changing forever. As more companies look to reduce their workforce, outsourcing firms are “vacuuming up” these workers as traditional employers are handing over more of their tasks to nonemployees. Today, the breadth of services outsourcing firms offer is staggering. This piece from… Read More on WSJ: Some of the World’s Largest Employers No Longer Sell Things, They Rent Workers
As the competition between online retailers stiffens, businesses are quickly learning that offering free shipping will no longer set them above the rest. The Wall Street Journal examined this issue in their recent article “Free Shipping Alone Isn’t Enough: Online Retailers Go for Speed.” In the article, the writer attributes this shift to Amazon and… Read More on WSJ: ‘Free shipping isn’t enough’
Earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal published an article titled “Retailers Turn Store Clerks into Web Shippers,” which discusses the steps that brick-and-mortar based brands are taking to compete with online retail giants like Amazon. The article highlights several national brands such as Sears, Macy’s, Wal-Mart and Office Depot and the strategies they have… Read More on Retailers Turning Store Clerks into Web Shippers: Are they Qualified?