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Inspira’s Steve Winkel on the HR Leaders Podcast

  • By Rob Patterson
  • June 23, 2020

Recently, the HR Leaders podcast invited Inspira's VP of People & Culture, Steve Winkel, to join them to discuss how StandOut has shifted the company's approach to employee engagement and performance management. He is joined by the podcast's host, Christopher Rainey, and Amy Leschke-Kahle of the Marcus Buckingham Company. Read More

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7 Things to Know as Consumers Return to Restaurants

  • By Rob Patterson
  • June 18, 2020

As states across the country continue to loosen restrictions stemming from the pandemic, consumers are grappling with how they feel about returning to restaurants – especially when it comes to indoor dining. According to a study from Datassential, 42% of Americans feel truly comfortable and safe dining in at a restaurant. While that accounts for a significant portion of the population, there’s still plenty of ground to make up relative to options like curbside pickup (80%), drive-thru (80%), and delivery (75%). Read More

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How Candy Brands are Connecting with Consumers this Summer

  • By Rob Patterson
  • June 17, 2020

Though many Americans have declared war on sugar in recent years in an attempt to adopt a healthier lifestyle, that doesn’t mean all sugary items have suffered. According to Nielsen sales data, candy and chocolates grew 2.5% and 2.8% in 2019, respectively. While the growth itself is modest, it goes to show that candy’s place in consumer routines remains secure. Read More

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Infographic: Where Consumers Expect to Spend Beyond the Pandemic

  • By Rob Patterson
  • June 10, 2020

Aside from a few select categories, consumer spending has stalled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, as states continue to loosen restrictions and consumers head back out into the world, we'll see an uptick in spending in areas outside of food and household goods. Below, we take a look at where the pandemic has changed consumer attitudes on spending and evaluate where we could see long-term changes in behavior. Read More

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