Overcoming Labor Shortages by Attracting the “On-demand” Workforce

A “Workforce Hurricane” Looms Labor shortages for low to modest-skilled (“LMS”) positions have reached record highs (US Bureau of Labor Statistics) and are likely to be increasingly challenging, even in a calmer US economic environment. As US unemployment rates hover near historic lows (US Bureau of Labor Statistics), employers with significant demand for LMS workers,... Continue Reading →

An eCommerce growth chokehold?

You may have taken note recently of the flood of advertising seeking seasonal labor for the upcoming 2016 holiday shopping season. Amazon, UPS, Fedex and many other national retailers and distributors have recently flooded national media outlets with ads seeking seasonal help. The increasing frequency of these ads and the significant investment being made to... Continue Reading →

Effective Strategy or Hopeful Discovery? 6 Key Characteristics found in effective Corporate Strategies.

Need help developing an effective Corporate Strategy? Contact Coach Mark Layton @ marklayton@sbcglobal.net As a leader of your organization, do you ever find yourself wondering why your team seems to not be on the same page or has just kind of lost its way? Have you ever experienced any of these quite common corporate phenomena’s... Continue Reading →

5 "Big Picture" Technology Trends                                                 While it drives my family and friends crazy, there’s always been a pioneer spirit in my soul driven to continually explore, hone and define the “big... Continue Reading →

Lessons Learned from the 2012 Holiday Shopping Season

By: Mark Layton, Chief Executive Officer, PFSweb The holiday shopping season is no longer relegated to in-store shopping on Black Friday; rather, it has snowballed into an entire weekend where consumers demand both mega-deals and convenience. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the powerhouses in the retail world and can account for a significant percentage... Continue Reading →

Manufacturer Direct to Consumer (D2C) trends leading web commerce growth

"At the Front Door of the world of Commerce" by Mark C. Layton - copyright 2012 all rights reserved Recent US Department of Commerce (DOC) data shows the challenges that many major US Department stores, once the darlings of the industry, are now facing as consumer shopping behaviors change.  While 2010 Department stores sales fell... Continue Reading →

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