No More Sick Days?

No More Sick Days?

Several years ago, when employees came down with the flu, they took sick days to rest and recuperate. These days, the technology that makes working from home possible for those with administrative, sales or executive jobs also is making it more difficult to simply lie in bed and recover, according to a Jan. 10 New […]

Follow the leader 

Follow the leader 

BY LIN GRENSING-POPHAL How to leverage the power of retirees as mentors and coaches Just 10 years ago, as the United States’ economy slowed to what seemed like a grinding halt and hiring rates plummeted, it was hard for some to imagine the tide could turn. Yet today’s employers across a wide array of industries […]

Verlo wins 2017 FranTech Award for innovative technology in franchise systems

Verlo wins 2017 FranTech Award for innovative technology in franchise systems

Milwaukee-based factory-direct chain Verlo Mattress was honored by the International Franchise Association with a 2017 FranTech Award, which highlights innovative use of technology in franchise systems. Verlo received first place in the Client Marketing Campaign (business-to-consumer category) for the effective promotion of its annual Mismatch Mattress Sale. In the campaign, Verlo advertised mattresses and foundations […]

Mattress Firm Highlights Technology in Campaign, Partners with Purple

Mattress Firm Highlights Technology in Campaign, Partners with Purple

Houston-based sleep shop chain Mattress Firm is putting technology in the spotlight in its new marketing campaign, promoting two exclusive mattresses from Serta Simmons Bedding LLC, headquartered in Atlanta. It also has begun a pilot partnership with online bed brand Purple, which it says features innovative technology. Titled “Technology to Power Off,” the campaign was […]

Harrison Spinks 5-year Plan Focused on New Technology

Luxury bed manufacturer Harrison Spinks, based in Leeds, England, is investing £9 million ($11 million) as part of its five-year strategy to increase its business and develop new beds. The investment includes a new site in Leeds for a larger innovation and technology center, and additional offices for the expanding team. The facility also will […]