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Minimum wage and the rise of Automation

October 12, 2018 in HR, Payroll, Time & Attendance
Minimum Wage

Minimum Wage and the rise of Automation Minimum wage changing the game “Hi, Can I help you?” asks a crew wearing a red uniform behind the counter. After 60 seconds of receiving the customer’s order. A Big mac meal and a corn pie is out. Once the order is served, the crew smiles and caters to the next customer. For McDonalds, where the serving area is usually occupied and staffs are usually busy. Efficiency and speed in management is a necessary method to keep them profitable. That’s the McDonald way of doing business. But gone are the days of cashiers asking…

Amazon’s $15 minimum wage is a wake up call to other retailers

October 11, 2018 in HR, Payroll
Minimum Wage

Amazon’s Minimum Wage $15 a must, not an option Amazon’s move to increase its Minimum wage of $15/hour comes at a time as U.S unemployment rate are near record lows of 3.7% by September 2018.  The tight labor market. Followed by a high turnover rates on the Industry. It has given employers a difficult time in finding extra manpower around the up coming holiday season. Add that up with projections for record-breaking holiday total retail sales of $1.10 trillion . It makes definite sense for Amazon to increase its minimum wage. Especially during a time as it prepares to hire 100,000 temporary…