For shippers, this is a make-or-break week. The last workweek before Christmas is traditionally their busiest of the year. As holiday gifts urgently make their way around the globe–with more than ever being ordered online, and more than ever being sent last-minute–business is very, very busy for shipping companies. In fact, it’s never been busier. advertisement advertisement This month, the United Parcel Service and FedEx, the two global shipping behemoths, expect to handle a record-breaking 900 million packages, which comes out to about three presents each for every man, woman, and child in the U.S. All that business, of course, requires some extra not-so-little helpers. Last week, UPS announced that it expects to hire 90,000-95,000 seasonal workers in order to handle the Christmastime surge, and to avoid the late deliveries that plagued its customers and those of rival FedEx last Christmas Eve. For its part, FedEx announced that it would be hiring 50,000 … [Read more...] about “I Feel Exhausted”: How The Mailman Is Struggling To Keep Up With Free Shipping
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Home for the holidays takes on a whole new, depressing meaning when businesses layoff employees during December. advertisement advertisement Losing your livelihood during the “happiest time of the year” is pretty awful for employees, so why would a company be so Scrooge-like? We asked several HR professionals to weigh in on whether or not it’s acceptable, or advisable, to conduct layoffs during the holiday season, and if so, how to do it compassionately. They had a lot to say. Why Companies Conduct Layoffs During The Holidays The vast majority of organizations run on a calendar year budget, explains Steve Spires, a managing director of outplacement solutions with BPI group, and year-end coincides with the need to achieve year-end numbers. “Business cycles are agnostic, and focused on results without bias, emotion, nor sentimentality,” says Jason Hanold, managing partner at executive search firm Hanold Associates. Because companies may want to … [Read more...] about Fired For The Holidays: Is It Acceptable For Businesses To Downsize In December?
Instagram has confirmed that the company will start to test hiding the likes counter on its app globally. The Facebook-owned company, earlier this week, had announced that it would begin with its likes-hide test in some parts of the US.Instagram took to Twitter to announce the global test rollout. “Starting today, we’re expanding our test of private like counts globally. If you’re in the test, you’ll no longer see the total number of likes and views on photos and videos posted to Feed unless they’re your own”, read the tweet.Starting today, we’re expanding our test of private like counts globally. If you’re in the test, you’ll no longer see the total number of likes and views on photos and videos posted to Feed unless they’re your own. pic.twitter.com/DztSH0xiq2— Instagram (@instagram) November 14, 2019Instagram stated the reason behind hiding likes is to let users focus on what they share. The company has already been … [Read more...] about Instagram to start hiding the number of likes globally starting today