Kronos | August 04, 2020
National Overview: According to the U.S. Workforce Activity Report from Kronos Incorporated for July 27-Aug. 2, shift work volume1 remained essentially flat between the weeks ending July 26 and Aug. 2, growing just 0.5% week-over-week. This slightly outpaces the 0.3% weekly average shift work growth that occurred since the week ending June 28. While shift work grew 32% during the first 11 weeks of the recovery, which begin the week ending April 12th, it has grown just 1.5% since late June.Region Snapshot: The Northeast has now recovered 62% of shifts lost during the pandemic – up from 55% in late June – and is the only region to post a significant gain in shift work during the month of July. On a weekly basis, shift growth held essentially flat for the week ending Aug. 2. The Southeast2 grew 0.9% and is now 13.9% below pre-pandemic shift levels. The West3 experienced a half percentage point (0.5%) increase and now sits 11.1% below pre-pandemic levels. The Northeast4 must recover another 15.1% to reach the same volume of shifts worked the week ending March 15 – the last week of “normal” workplace activity before the pandemic – after growing shift volume 0.3% last week. The Midwest5 declined 0.1% and must recover another 10.8% to achieve a full recovery.
eBay | January 14, 2020
Australia is facing a devastating wildfire crisis that’s expected to continue over the next few weeks. To support our Australian family and friends in their disaster relief efforts, eBay Australia is hosting a special auction with actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge for a custom tuxedo she wore to this month’s Golden Globes awards ceremony. Phoebe wore the Ralph & Russo couture tuxedo as she accepted the 2020 Golden Globes award for Best Actress for her work on the hit TV show, “Fleabag.”
RECRUITMENT & RETENTION
Linq | December 17, 2021
It is commonplace today to see signs at restaurants indicating closed due to staff shortages, longer than usual wait times, and, unfortunately, companies closing their doors. Hiring has been and will continue to be a massive hurdle for restaurants as it has become harder to attract and retain employees. McDonald's understands the importance of hiring and is using innovative technology to modernize its hiring process.
"We are thrilled to modernize McDonald's hiring efforts by making it easier to capture applicants' information and provide insightful analytics for every step of the process."
— Josh Champion, Head of Business Development at Linq
McDonald's of Greater Atlanta is launching a partnership with Linq to capture, educate, and hire workers interested in employment. Linq's technology enables restaurants to direct interested workers into a custom-curated platform that promotes hiring information, helpful resources, and how to apply for employment. Linq's platform also features powerful analytics, allowing McDonald's to better understand hiring trends, location-based interest, and engagement per action.
"At our core, Linq enables people to best represent who they are and what they do. As the hiring environment becomes more and more competitive, it's increasingly important to quickly communicate those things, both as a brand and a candidate. We are thrilled to be partnering with McDonald's to help make the entire hiring process easier and more efficient from application to hire."
— Elliott Potter, Cofounder & CEO of Linq.
Hiring is more complex in today's environment than ever before, making each incremental change that much more important.. It's incredible to see all the extensions of Linq's platform — from sales teams, events, CPG brands, and now hiring.
Linq: Tailored Tech + Smart Hardware
Through highly customizable landing pages attached to a variety of smart products, Linq enables businesses like McDonald's to instantly share valuable information with potential customers and employees. Interested in using Linq's technology for your organization? Check out Linq for Teams
Linq is led by CEO Elliott Potter, COO Jared Mattsson and CTO Patrick Sullivan. Linq is a networking platform — harnessing QR codes and "near field communication" (NFC) technology — that enables users to share information using customizable pages. The Greater Atlanta McDonald's Operators Association includes more than 30 owner/operators and operations managers, representing more than 260 restaurants in the 45 county Greater Atlanta area. Recently, McDonald's is transforming convenience and evolving its customer experience through mobile order and payment, curbside pick-up and McDelivery available through Uber Eats, Doordash and Postmates at participating restaurants. Consumers can download the McDonald's App for promotions and deals from the restaurants in this area.
Manulife | July 27, 2020
Manulife Hong Kong today announced the launch of two new critical illness (“CI”) plans, ManuBright Care 2 (“MBC 2”) and ManuBright Care 2 Plus (“MBC 2 Plus”) (the “Plans”), designed to provide well-rounded and continuous protection for customers up to the age of 100, covering up to 112 critical illnesses and diseases. Upgraded from ManuBright Care CI plan, Manulife’s new Plans cover customers with well-rounded continuous care benefits for cancer, heart attack and stroke. Innovative new features including market-first extra 100% claims for post-critical illness disability care and a payment for treatment in an intensive care unit (“ICU”) protect customers against uncertainties arising from future unknown diseases and injuries.