Walden: Three approaches to address hospitality labor market challenges

Walden: Three approaches to address hospitality labor market challenges

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Editor’s Note: Dr. Michael Walden is a William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor Emeritus at North Carolina State University and a regular contributor to WRAL TechWire.

RALEIGH – There are pressing challenges to North Carolina’s hospitality sector, chief among them the state of the talent market.

The sector is a multi-billion dollar industry in North Carolina, composed primarily of restaurants and hotels, and all together, the industry accounts for about one in every 11 jobs in the state.Yet the industry suffered some of the largest losses in employment following the onset of the COVID-19 […]

Addressing Labor Shortages with Automation

Addressing Labor Shortages with Automation

robotic arm holding a cup of coffee with coffee foam art U..S. employment statistics hit a new milestone last year, but not a positive one. In August 2021, almost 4.3 million workers quit their jobs, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. That’s the highest number since the department began tracking voluntary resignations. Their reasons for leaving their jobs vary—the numbers track people who quit for a different position, as well as those who quit without having another job lined up.

While the reasons for quitting vary, one thing is clear: Businesses are having a tough time getting employees to […]

You Decide: How Will the Hospitality Industry Change?

You Decide: How Will the Hospitality Industry Change?

You Decide Downtown Raleigh, east of campus. By Mike Walden

The North Carolina hospitality industry, primarily composed of restaurants and hotels, is a multibillion-dollar sector in the state. As a percent of the state economy, its share has been growing in recent decades. The industry accounts for one out of every 11 jobs in the state. On average, every $1 million of new spending in hospitality creates 15 direct jobs in the industry and another five jobs in other industries.

During the pandemic, the hospitality industry suffered some of the largest losses among all industries. Employment dropped 44% compared to 12% […]

The Problem with Blaming Robots For Taking Our Jobs

The Problem with Blaming Robots For Taking Our Jobs

In the late nineteen-forties, Delmar Harder, a vice-president at Ford, popularized the term “automation”—a “nickname,” he said, for the increased mechanization at the company’s Detroit factory. Harder was mostly talking about the automatic transfer of car parts between machines, but the concept soon grew legs—and sometimes a robotic arm—to encompass a range of practices and possibilities.

From the immediate postwar years to the late nineteen-sixties, America underwent what we might call an automation boom, not only in the automotive sector but in most heavy-manufacturing industries. As new technology made factory work more efficient, it also rendered factory workers redundant, often […]

The Problem with Blaming Robots For Taking Our Jobs

The Problem with Blaming Robots For Taking Our Jobs

In the late nineteen-forties, Delmar Harder, a vice-president at Ford, popularized the term “automation”—a “nickname,” he said, for the increased mechanization at the company’s Detroit factory. Harder was mostly talking about the automatic transfer of car parts between machines, but the concept soon grew legs—and sometimes a robotic arm—to encompass a range of practices and possibilities.

From the immediate postwar years to the late nineteen-sixties, America underwent what we might call an automation boom, not only in the automotive sector but in most heavy-manufacturing industries. As new technology made factory work more efficient, it also rendered factory workers redundant, often […]

Progressive Education, Controversy Nothing New to Richland Schools (OpEd)

Progressive Education, Controversy Nothing New to Richland Schools (OpEd)

The recall effort being mounted against 3 Richland School Board members is not that unusual if you consider some of the more ‘interesting’ events in RSD history. RSD has seen more liberal, progressive education than the rest of Tri-Cities

I am a Tri-City native, my parents moved here from Bellevue, WA in August 1966 when I was 3 years old. I went through the RSD and while I did get a solid education, the time was not without controversy. Progressive Education SPI elected.

In 1972 my dad worked as a local campaign officer for OSPI Candidate James S. Moore, […]

LumApps Introduces LumApps Journeys, a Personalized Employee Journey Solution

LumApps Introduces LumApps Journeys, a Personalized Employee Journey Solution

Smart, no-code tool enables organizations to deliver personalized employee journeys in the flow of work to optimize engagement and productivity

AUSTIN, Texas, May 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — LumApps , a leading Employee Experience Platform, is announcing LumApps Journeys, an intelligent solution that empowers organizations to deliver contextualized employee journeys within the flow of work.

LumApps Journeys leverages technology acquired through its recently completed acquisition of HeyAxel. LumApps is integrating HeyAxel’s powerful no-code HR automation and employee onboarding capabilities and has expanded its platform to include intelligent, automated journeys for a variety of other common moments in the employee lifecycle, such […]

Robotics automation: Current thoughts, expected trends, and meeting consumer demands

Robotics automation: Current thoughts, expected trends, and meeting consumer demands

Article by Dematic.

As companies seek to not only survive, but thrive in these disruptive times, many are looking to automated systems for their labour-strapped warehouses and distribution centres.

Robotics has always been a showpiece for automation systems — watching a robot automatically pick up products, pivot swiftly, and place them neatly together, ready for dispatch over and over can be fascinating. But there is certainly more to their capabilities than that.Robotics in automation offer tangible benefits in the supply chain – but what are the expected trends for the future, and what do they mean for companies looking to […]

Companies are mitigating labour shortages with automation — and this could drastically impact workers

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This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site. Author: Geraint Harvey, DANCAP Private Equity Chair in Human Organization, Western University Last month, unemployment in Canada reached a record low of 5.2 per cent. Alongside low unemployment, many industries saw — and are still seeing — a worker shortage, with the number of job vacancies in Canada reaching 900,000 in January. Article content Both of these things are good for workers, right?Prospective employers, desperate for […]

Today’s Labour Shortage? Cue the Robots

Today’s Labour Shortage? Cue the Robots

As semi-skilled jobs are automated, as at this German bakery, expect an hourglass shaped labour economy, favouring workers at the top and bottom of the skill scale. Last month, unemployment in Canada reached a record low of 5.2 per cent . Alongside low unemployment, many industries saw — and are still seeing — a worker shortage, with the number of job vacancies in Canada reaching 900,000 in January. Welcome to the Tyee’s 2021 Impact Report Curious about what our journalism accomplished and how we’re progressing? Dive in. Both of these things are good for workers, right?

Prospective employers, desperate for […]