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Two Sides of Accountability

By Sarah Dahl #187 Nov.-Dec 2016 Except perhaps for the lucky few of them still enjoying double-digit growth and staff satisfaction with wages, most co-ops [...]

Are you getting the best possible ROI for your personnel expenses?

Living wages. The rising cost of health care. Shrinking profit margins. More big-box competitors. There are many forces acting on the personnel line item in [...]

Implementing a Livable Wage in a Competitive Market

By Sarah Dahl, Lauren Olson 183 Mar-Apr 2016 Half of National Co+op Grocers member co-ops surveyed are under pressure to increase staff wages, according to [...]

A case against ‘fair pay’

Natural foods purveyors often have an ethos to maintain as fair a workplace as possible--but it's important to make a distinction between what's fair and [...]

By |November 20th, 2015|Categories: Articles, External Articles|Tags: |

Understanding the Fair Labor Standards Act

By Sarah Dahl, Melanie Reid 180 Sept-Oct 2015 The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, or FLSA, is a federal statute that provides certain protections [...]

Engaging the Whole Person in Succession Planning

By Sarah Dahl 180 Sept-Oct 2015 There are two commonly seen staffing problems in co-ops that may at first seem unrelated: At Co-op A, sales [...]

Competing for Excellent Staffing

Avoid these pitfalls when setting compensation for your employees

If you're like most businesses, payroll is your largest expense. How do you know that what you're paying your employees is enough to attract and [...]

By |January 23rd, 2015|Categories: Articles, External Articles|Tags: |

4 tips for dealing with union organization at your store

Due to a recent proliferation of union organizing efforts, more companies may be finding out what it means to have store employees unionizing. If you're [...]