Probably because of a long-lasting recession, coupons have come back to life, but in a different way. Online discounters like Groupon are very popular. According to the Fortune Magazine, Groupon has grown from 37 to 7,100 employees within 21 months. Ironically, this Internet/mobile discounter does not rely on the “net” to support the company’s dramatic growth. Then, what channels does Groupon rely on in talent acquisition?
The answer is employee referrals. Groupon uses internal recruiters, hiring managers, and social media tools such as Twitter and LinkedIn. “About 40% of new hires come from employees.” When employee referrals are so important these days, job seekers had better know how to leverage the power of their social network. So, forget about what you can do for a minute, my question for job seekers today is: Do you know the right person who can help you get a job?
Effective internal communications among employees are related to some desirable organizational outcomes, such as robust morale, a clear vision, low turnover, and high employee engagement. The question is what platform can serve the purpose.
This ABC News video introduces “ Yammer ,” an exclusive internal communication tool for companies. A user must use a valid company e-mail address to sign up for an account. Once an account is validated, the user will be led to the company page that is pretty much like a Facebook page. The difference is that only the users whose e-mail addresses share the same domain can see the wall and communicate with each other.
I have no question about whether Yammer could be a useful internal communication tool for companies, but I just wonder: how many social networking sites do people need for communication? Why people have to “create” so many platforms or channels for “effective communications”?
To many people, Facebook is only for “friends,” whe
The lodging industry is struggling to fill the empty rooms in 2020. For months, U.S. hotels are running at an occupancy of 50% or lower. Not every segment suffers the same impact from the pandemic, however. Demand for home-sharing facilities had already bounced back over the summer. Airbnb reported a higher booking than last year. Marriott’s home-sharing arm is also doing well, seeing a sevenfold increase in booking over last summer. Similar to what a residential rental or home-sharing facility offers , guestrooms in extended-stay hotels also feature a full-size kitchen or a kitchenette. Extended-stay hotels are designed for travelers who want to stay at a “home” when away from home. A guestroom at the Residence Inn Miami Sunny Isles Beach Extended-stay hotels vs. home-sharing facilities Because COVID-19 is primarily transmitted through direct or indirect human contacts, people are highly encouraged to avoid unnecessary human interactions, leading to more con
It does not seem the coronavirus is leaving us soon, although we have seen good progress in developing the vaccine . In recent weeks, many places reported a surge of new infected COVID-19 cases . Some even resumed lockdowns and the mask-mandate order, forcing restaurants to shut down indoor dining services again. As a short-term remedy, restaurants immediately shifted their offering to curbside pickup and delivery services. Meanwhile, restaurants are testing new concepts to embrace the contactless self-service trend for the future. Here are some examples, Chipotle opened its first digital-only restaurant The new prototype, known as the Chipotle Digital Kitchen , debut in Highland Falls, NY, earlier this month. Different from the traditional Chipotle restaurant, the Chipotle Digital Kitchen features: A lobby designated for pickup services through off-premise orders. A see-through kitchen, allowing customers to see, smell, and hear what is going on b