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NRHA’s Management Program Graduates Set Sights on the Future

Retail Management Certification Program

Their topics varied, but their goals were the same: improve their businesses through ambitious, innovative projects. The group of leaders from independent home improvement stores throughout the U.S. met Aug. 10 to present plans for projects they developed as they ... Read More »

Problem: Finding Employees With Specialized Skills

skills

Finding qualified employees is a top concern for independent business owners, according to the latest jobs report from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). “Eighty-seven percent of owners who hired or tried to hire reported difficulty finding qualified workers” ... Read More »

Survey: How Does Your Employee Compensation Compare?

Employee Compensation

Do you know how much businesses similar to yours are paying their cashiers or how much they spend on workers’ health insurance? Employee compensation is a massive investment for your operation. Knowing what your peers throughout the industry are doing ... Read More »

Team Building at HPM Building Supply

At HPM in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, employees regularly participate in team-building activities. The benefits of those times together are numerous, including improved communication, camaraderie among employees who don’t normally work together and increased respect for each other. In this video, Tracie ... Read More »

How to Build, and Maintain, a Positive Business Culture

team building

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Jesse Carleton, jcarleton@nrha.org, Chad Husted, chusted@nrha.org, and Liz Lichtenberger, llichtenberger@nrha.org Despite an enviable location in Hawaii, HPM has survived its share of hard times. Established in 1921 during the Great Depression, it survived a ... Read More »

Exec: Ace Creates ‘Potent Combination’ With Big-Box Hires

Ace Hardware

Ace Hardware’s latest high-level hires came from three of the large public companies that compete with Ace stores—and that’s an advantage, according to the co-op. Many of Ace’s corporate positions are filled with people whom Ace has promoted internally. But ... Read More »

Department of Labor Reconsiders Overtime Pay Increase

overtime pay

The Department of Labor announced it is requesting feedback from the Office of Management and Budget on a proposed policy that would make millions more Americans eligible for overtime pay, reports The Washington Post. The policy was introduced by the ... Read More »

Lowe’s Tests Robotic Suits on Virginia Store Employees

A handful of employees at a Lowe’s store in Virginia have traded in their uniforms for something designed to help lighten the load—exoskeletons. The home improvement company and Virginia Tech joined forces to develop what they dubbed an “exosuit—a wearable robotic ... Read More »