The issue of raising the minimum wage has been attracting increased attention and debate - but is it the best way to boost the economy and help low-income workers make enough to support their families?
There was a time when negotiating a job offer was like picking fruit off a tree the benefits and perks were in season and ripe for harvest. The drive was to attract talent with anything that might work to intrigue and hook the candidate (and his spouse). Times were high, and that benefit slice of the full compensation pie was significant and ever tasty.
Most of us will breeze through those 'Best of..' lists, marveling at the choices, categories and finalists. However, we will pay attention when Travel & Leisure, the AMEX publication, compiles their lists and winners. We do learn from this resource.
Where are consumer expectations now as we travel into a New Year? Are they touching a nadir or scratching at that apogee? Two wonderful words at extremes of the pendulum of Customer Satisfaction and expectations met. In our various Hospitality businesses we do have some basics, which every customer and guest should anticipate.