Tag: UPS

Is Remote Work and Training Only for Managers and Bosses?

Currently, 80%–90% of the U.S. workforce claims that they want to work remotely at least part-time, while only about 50% of the workforce has a job that is currently compatible with remote work opportunities. And most employees who do work from home on a regular basis earn over $60,000 annually and are within the upper […]

Workplace Violence and Hiring

A recent incident in Orange County, Florida, where a former employee entered the workplace and fatally shot five people before turning the gun on himself, has HR professionals again discussing how acts like these can be prevented. One issue that frequently comes up is the possible link between hiring and workplace violence. But does such […]

9 Companies Currently Leading the Way in VR Training (Part 1)

Virtual reality (VR) training is happening in all types of industries now, and there’s good reason why. VR training: Is cost-effective and yields a high return on training investment Ensures knowledge retention and that real learning takes place Makes training more engaging and fun for employees Guarantees employees are safe when training to do things […]


Real-World Examples of How Companies Are Using Virtual Reality to Train Employees – Part 2

Yesterday we covered some examples of how a retailer (Walmart) and restaurant (KFC) are using virtual reality training (VR) to engage employees in real-world experiences in new and novel ways. Here we take a look at how some other organizations: UPS and law enforcement are leveraging virtual reality in innovative ways.

Holiday Season 2017 Poised to Change the Retail Landscape

For the first time, online holiday spending is expected to exceed in-store spending. So finds the 2017 Holiday Survey from Deloitte, the 32nd annual holiday survey conducted by the professional services firm.


Holiday Hiring Forecast

Despite upheaval in the retail industry that has resulted in thousands of store closures, price cuts on merchandise, and consolidation, there may be high demand for seasonal jobs this year, according to a forecast from global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas.


9th Circuit Faults Retiree Plan’s Disclosure of Lifetime Maximum

A federal appeals court recently confirmed that the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) prohibition of lifetime benefits maximums does not apply to retiree-only group health plans. However, the court ruled, the plan had failed to disclose this adequately as required by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). The case is King v. Blue Cross & […]