‘Boomerang’ Employees Are on the Rise

You’ve probably heard the term “boomerang” used in recent years, most likely referring to adult children who move back home after college. But another type of boomeranging is also on the rise: employees who leave a job only to return to it years later. Workplace boomeranging can happen for a number of reasons. Maybe you’re …

12 Secrets of Chipotle Employees

In February 2022, fast-casual Mexican-style food chain Chipotle opened its 3000th store in North America. As the news broke, the restaurant’s CEO, Brian Niccol, said he believed Chipotle could open 4000 more. That’s a lot of beans and queso. In order to keep the cafeteria-style line flowing, Chipotle relies on its employees to prepare freshly …

14 Secrets of Costco Employees

Costco has become something of a unicorn in the brick-and-mortar industry. While employees at other chains express concerns over low pay and questionable management choices, Costco’s minimum wage was increased to $16 an hour at the beginning of 2021. And after one year of employment, the company’s turnover rate was only 6 percent—that’s compared to the …