Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Virtual Supermarket

Forget shopping for your groceries on-line, yesterday Australian supermarket Woolworths launched its first virtual supermarket in Melbourne and Sydney.

Similar to shopping on line, shoppers wander past a wall of approx 120 virtual products.

To buy they simply scan the barcode, add them to their "shopping list", place and pay for the order and they are delivered to your home or office.  (You need to download the Woolworths app onto your smart phone first!)

Research in today's papers suggest that people who order groceries on line tend to spend more than in store shoppers.

The wall will be there for a week as a trial....might help work out what's for dinner tonight!

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The HR Hero!

Excellent article in Australian Financial Review showing how Kellogg's, Adidas, Microsoft, Allens Arthur Robinson and Mars Petcare are changing the shape of human resources.

A great reminder that it isn't always about the money, it's about life choices and balance.
All these make for a happy employee = more productive employee.

Research by recruitment company Kelly Services indicated that it costs around 4x an employees salary to replace them....ouch...

Worth a read...regardless of whether you are a HR professional

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