Day: June 11, 2020

Walmart’s Sam’s Club launches curbside pickup nationwide – TechCrunch

Walmart’s online grocery business has been a significant contributor to its growing e-commerce sales, particularly now amid the coronavirus pandemic. Now the retailer is expanding access to curbside pickup at its warehouse club chain, Sam’s Club. Today, Sam’s Club announced the nationwide launch of curbside pickup, bringing the service to all its 597 clubs across the U.S.

The retailer had been piloting curbside pickup at 16 club locations before today’s launch, and saw positive results. With the pandemic sending more shoppers online, Sam’s Club has since expedited the rollout to all locations, where it’s free for Plus-level members and above.

To use the service, Sam’s Club members can either order online or via the Sam’s Club mobile app by looking for products marked as “Pick up in Club.” At checkout, they’ll then be able to select a pickup time. Same-day pickup will be one of the options, the retailer

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4 ways to hire stronger project talent

Hiring talent may seem easy; hiring the right talent takes thought, time, and the right mindset. Here are four tips for hiring better talent for your projects.

Image: Jirapong Manustrong, Getty Images/iStockphoto

We’ve all heard the saying right fit during interviews. But what does that actually mean? This can mean virtually anything, depending on the mindset or motivations of the person recruiting. It’s an intangible, subjective phrase. It can leave companies wondering if the right candidates have been hired for projects and the company in general.

SEE: Virtual hiring tips for job seekers and recruiters (free PDF) (TechRepublic)

The most important aspect of recruiting isn’t knowing where to look for project talent: It’s knowing what to look for. Recruiters should look for the right talent with not only the technical skills and leadership skills but also people with the right mindset.

Here are some key things companies and recruiters can

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Alexa Skills: Cheat sheet – TechRepublic

Alexa apps, called Alexa Skills, are what makes the digital assistant shine. Here’s what developers, business professionals, and home users need to know about using Alexa Skills.

Alexa, Amazon’s digital assistant, is everywhere—it’s in smart speakers (from Amazon and other manufacturers), it’s on smartphones, and it’s in mobile accessories. Alexa for Business helps enterprises integrate Alexa into next-generation smart offices.

Alexa is impressive, but it’s still limited to the capabilities Amazon has given it. Where Alexa truly shines is with its Skills, which are third-party apps that give it all sorts of new abilities.

Alexa Skills, like mobile apps, have the potential to make life and work easier and can be great for businesses from both an employee and customer perspective. With more than 100,000 Alexa Skills to choose from, there’s sure to be one that suits your needs.

This guide to Alexa Skills will

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