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5 Easy Ways to Stay Competitive as an Employer

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Finding ways to remain a competitive employer is crucial. Across industries, finding qualified employees is often listed as a top challenge for business owners. As a retailer, you may find yourself concerned with how you can keep up with your ... Read More »

How to Lead Multiple Generations in the Workforce

There are five generations currently in the workforce. The oldest workers represent the silent generation, who were born between 1928 and 1945, and the youngest workers are Generation Z, who were born after the year 2000. With more than 150 ... Read More »

Shifting Marijuana Laws Daze Employers

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As of May, 30 states and the District of Columbia allow some form of legalized marijuana, including eight states that allow marijuana use without a doctor’s prescription. This year’s midterm elections could bring another wave of legalization as voters in ... Read More »

5-Star Employees: The Traits That Make Top-Notch Talent Shine

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Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. 5-Star Employees How do you create a thriving business? What are the traits of great employees who stand out within a team? Hardware Retailing spoke with successful retailers to discover ... Read More »

How to Discover Your Next 5-Star Employee

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An industrywide concern for independent home improvement retailers is the ability to find employees who are excited about their job, have a strong work ethic and want to have a long-term career in retailing. Hardware Retailing recently highlighted employees at ... Read More »

An Inside Look: NRHA’s Retail Management Certification Program

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The North American Retail Hardware Association’s (NRHA) Retail Management Certification Program has helped more than 100 leading independent home improvement businesses invest in their futures. The program is designed to prepare next-generation family members and key employees to take their ... Read More »

Lowe’s to Offer Paid Family Leave

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The 20 largest employers in the U.S. all offer some form of paid family leave, now that Lowe’s announced it will provide 10 weeks of paid leave to new birth mothers, The New York Times reports. Effective May 1, the big-box ... Read More »

Resource: Define, Prevent and Address Workplace Harassment

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Workplace harassment is something all retailers should have a handle on, and it should be discussed openly with your management team and your entire staff. To tackle workplace harassment head on, you need to understand how it is defined, what ... Read More »