It’s that time of year again -- the push for seasonal hiring! We have the scoop on top companies that have begun the search, what happens when delivery startups use employees over contractors, the impact of climate change on retail work, which QSR reigns supreme in the social media battle, and the “No Antibiotics Ever” movement happening at chains like Chick-fil-A. PLUS -- sign up for our webinar on Financial Wellness and what it means for employers of hourly employees.

🎁20 big-name companies that are already hiring seasonal workers
🚚What happens when delivery startups use employees instead of contractors
🌐Climate change could mean big pay swings for 10% of U.S. workers
💬 Restaurants Battle for Social Media Supremacy
🍗Chick-fil-A has officially removed a problematic item from its menu
🗓SAVE THE DATE 9/26: Financial Wellness Webinar

🎁20 big-name companies that are already hiring seasonal workers | Via Business Insider
Business Insider’s Erin McDowell lists 20 top companies that are already hiring seasonal workers.

  • From Apple to Target and Whole Foods, these seasonal jobs are great for those wanting to earn extra money around the holiday season.
  • Seasonal jobs are also a great way to get your foot in the door with an employer you'd like to work for long-term.

🚚What happens when delivery startups use employees instead of contractors | Via Quartz
In light of California’s recent bill for many delivery companies like DoorDash and Postmates to reclassify contractors as employees, Quartz’s Alison Griswold dives into its potential impact based on several private-sector delivery companies that hire their drivers as employees.

  • Deliv, which announced earlier this year that it would convert its California drivers from independent contractors to employees, benefits from being able to manage and train its workers, and from better retention.
  • “You’re a lot more accountable as an employee, so that’s going to turn a lot of people off.”

🌐Climate change could mean big pay swings for 10% of U.S. workers | Via CBS News
CBS News’ Kate Gibson reports on new analysis from Fed economist Brigitte Roth Tran that finds increasingly volatile weather patterns could mean lower income for retail industry employees, who make up roughly 10% of the U.S. workforce.

  • That trend is likely to become more dramatic as climate change worsens, Roth Tran noted. In turn, those shifts affect retail workers, who are given fewer work hours when sales decline and more when sales increase.
  • In 2018, projections on the impact of Hurricane Florence had it costing retailers about $700 million, according to Planalytics. That estimate of lost sales includes purchases that retailers and restaurants would miss and not make up, and came in addition to property and other damage caused by the hurricane

💬Restaurants Battle for Social Media Supremacy | Via QSR Magazine
QSR’s Danny Klein breaks down restaurants’ battle for social media supremacy based on data from Netbase and how they’re always one digital reaction away from gaining or losing a customer.

  • The same technology spreading this word-of-mouth culture also enables brands and marketers to leverage consumer insights to improve, course correct, and discover competitive differentiators that weren’t so clear before. And all without pencils and comment cards.
  • Based on mention volume, awareness (people talking about the brand), reach (the conversations being put out on their own channels), net sentiment, and brand passion, the top three included Chick-fil-A, Taco Bell, and Subway

🍗Chick-fil-A has officially removed a problematic item from its menu | Via TODAY
TODAY’s Michelle Gant discusses Chick-fil-A announcement last week of officially reaching its 2014 goal of serving "No Antibiotics Ever" poultry and protein, meaning that none of the meat sold at the more than 2,400 Chick-fil-A restaurants has been treated with any type of antibiotic drug at any stage of the animal's life.

  • The chicken chain has been serving antibiotic-free chicken since May, but packaging in restaurants won’t reflect this fact until October.
  • Chipotle and Panera are other restaurants that have served chicken or beef raised without antibiotics since 2017

🗓SAVE THE DATE -- 9/26: Financial Wellness Webinar
Financial Wellness. You've heard of it. Over 80% of employees want it. But what does it really mean? Join Branch on Thursday, September 26th at 1pm ET/12pm CT/10am PT for an overview of Financial Wellness, including:

  • The long and the short of what Financial Wellness entails
  • How employers are implementing these kinds of benefits
  • Common trends and the potential gaps in Financial Wellness programs

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