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Do You Have the Staff You Deserve?

QC Mart comes under fire after the chain’s owner launched a contest asking employees to guess which employee would be fired next. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. In October, the Iowa Des Moines Register reported on the curious plight of William Ernst, the owner of QC Mart in Bettendorf, Iowa. Faced with employees who were

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VERC Receives Boston Globe Top Places to Work Award

President Leo Vercollone accepts award during Nov. 3 ceremony. Duxbury, Mass.-based VERC Enterprises, a convenience store and Mobil/Gulf gasoline operator with 24 locations throughout eastern Massachusetts and New Hampshire, has been named by the Boston Globe as a recipient of its 2011 Top Places to Work award. VERC Enterprises was recognized as one of 100

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Retail Hiring at Highest Level Since End of Recession

October report shows retail hiring up 12.6% in September. Kronos Inc. has released the Kronos Retail Labor Index, a family of metrics and indices that characterize the current state of the demand and supply sides of the labor market within the U.S. retail sector. The analysis and write-up prepared by Macroeconomic Advisers LLC shows The

Mintel Predicts Consumer Trends

As the economy slowing recovers, customers are still adapting.  With that in mind, Mintel has predicted nine key consumer trends for the year ahead, examining how long term behavior has been implicated. In 2011, consumers are living for the long term with attitudes inspired by a changed value set. “The effects of the global economic

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