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4/15/2021

Walmart is making more of its workforce full time and said 66% of its US store hourly jobs will be full time, up from 53% five years ago, by Jan. 31. The move is in response to improved worker retention as well as the lower need for staffing at odd hours due to higher at-home deliveries.

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4/15/2021

One-on-one meetings won't be effective when managers use them to find fault, overlook opportunities to improve or dominate the conversation, writes Dan Rockwell. "Establish a culture where employees control most of the agenda during one-on-ones," he writes.

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Leadership Freak
4/15/2021

Sixty percent of employers have told workers about the benefits of vaccines, 35% have created vaccination policies and 23% will facilitate vaccine administration, according to a Willis Towers Watson survey. In addition, 2 in 10 employers are incentivizing vaccines, predominantly via leave, and 23% are either considering or planning to mandate vaccines for those returning to workplaces.

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4/15/2021

US retail sales soared 9.8% in March from the previous month, according to the Commerce Department, beating forecasts for a more modest 5.9% to 6.1% increase. Consumers, buoyed by the vaccine rollout and armed with federal relief checks, spent in stores and online in several categories including apparel, electronics and sporting goods.

4/15/2021

Guide Social CEO Matt Johnston shows you how to create TikTok videos that will be prioritized by the platform's algorithm, which means designing videos to get more replays, completions, shares, likes and comments. Create videos that include a reveal to encourage complete views and incorporate trending sounds to engage users, Johnston recommends.

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Social Media Examiner
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TikTok
4/15/2021

Entrepreneurs may find that they're not achieving their desired results despite being busy, but taking a pause from day-to-day tasks can free time to find solutions to problems and activities that don't move the business forward, writes entrepreneur and coach Sara Sabin. "The interesting thing that I have discovered is that when I slow down, reflect, and reprioritize on the key focus areas, my results are accelerated," Sabin writes.

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4/15/2021

Why it matters: Investors who might be familiar with FAANG companies and BRIC countries have yet another acronym to add to their lexicon. After absorbing a brutal start to the pandemic, BEACH stocks are now valuing a bit of time in the sun.

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Visual Capitalist
4/15/2021

Why it matters: While I can assure you that my CEO matters 100% of the time, research from INSEAD suggests just 15-20% of firm outcomes can be attributed to CEOs. Of course, a lot depends on variables like the size of the company, the industry and the other talent that surrounds the CEO. Nevertheless, it is interesting to see that the person in the big chair doesn't always wield as much influence as you think.

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INSEAD Knowledge
4/15/2021

Why it matters: The diversity of subjects captured by these photos is incredible. Some are "creative" and fun, like the moon BBQ above, but others are heartbreakingly powerful (like the boy with the lollipop, cigarette and black eye).

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TechRadar
4/15/2021

And yes, I am ashamed to admit that I have an entire collection of photos (sunsets, mountains, lakes, etc.) that feature my hairy "Bilbo Baggins" feet that the bottom. But strangely, none of the pics feature me in a shire.

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