Q: I'm on a multi-department team that is overseeing some major organizational changes. It's a smart and dedicated group. The challenge is that we've had lots of turnover, revisiting of past decisions, and conflict resulting from opinions expressed by people with strong personalities. How do we manage this constructively?
A proposal that would require large Chicago employers to give workers at least two weeks advance notice of their schedules and compensate them for last minute changes will have to wait for the incoming City Council before it can move forward.
Q: I'm more negative than I'd like when I go into new situations or meet new people. I'm hypercritical, not on purpose, but it gets things off on the wrong foot. By the time I see the positives, I sometimes have some damage to undo. How do I change this characteristic?
As a major tourist and hospitality destination, South Florida is home to an army of workers who rely on tips to make ends meet. But as the use of cash is declining, workers who rely on tips are hurting.
Univision, the dominant Spanish-language television network in the U.S., has seen its ratings advantage over rival Telemundo gradually erode. The decision to sell its English-language websites is part of a strategy to refocus on the U.S. Hispanic audience.
Florida ranks near the bottom of the country when it comes to how much women earn, how many of them are in the workforce and how many top jobs they hold. The Institute for Women's Policy Research gave Florida a "D+" for its overall performance.
Publix, the Lakeland-based supermarket chain, announced it was going to raise the pay of its hourly employees and some managers on Thursday. The wage boost was met by a surge in the grocery stores’ stock price.