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New Resources Help Retailers Onboard Employees

Employee Onboarding Resources

The first few weeks after hiring a new employee are critical. How well you onboard them will have a big impact on retention and job performance. But if you’re like most retailers, developing a thorough onboarding program is just one …

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Register Now for the National Hardware Virtual Show and NRHA All-Industry Conference

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The National Hardware Show (NHS) and the North American Retail Hardware Association’s (NRHA) All-Industry Conference are going virtual! From Oct. 12-15, the National Hardware Show will launch its virtual show and NRHA’s All-Industry Conference will be co-located with the show, offering …

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Solidify Your Strategy to Reach Customers Amid COVID-19

Springboard - Strategic Marketing

Marketing your business strategically is more important than ever as customers quickly adopt new shopping habits and view the retail experience through a new lens of safety and security during the pandemic. The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) recently published …

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2020 Cost of Doing Business Study Now Available

Cost of Doing Business Study

The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA)’s 2020 Cost of Doing Business Study is now available. The study has been conducted annually for more than 100 years and collects detailed financial information from hardware stores, home centers, lumberyards and paint …

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Understanding Trends in Employee Turnover

Employers who want to understand how they can keep their best employees from leaving to work somewhere else need to understand the changing needs of today’s workforce. A recent study from data and analytics firm Gallup, State of the American …

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How Management Style Reduces Employee Turnover

Employee Turnover

Keeping quality employees is a perennial problem for retailers. Solutions for reducing turnover often focus on better hiring techniques, competitive pay, benefit packages and a healthy company culture. Recent research from analytics and data firm Gallup adds another important piece …

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Retailers’ Customer Service Evolves in a COVID-19 World

Costello's Ace Hardware van

Independent home improvement retailers have stepped up to meet the challenges of serving customers during a pandemic. Many shoppers have avoided in-store shopping, while others have swarmed to stores to stock up on everything from hand sanitizer to bags of …

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Retail Management Certification Program Wraps Up First Fall Session

retail management certification program

Class was back in session in Indianapolis for the North American Retail Hardware Association’s (NRHA) first visit of the Fall 2020 Retail Management Certification Program. The class gathered Sept. 8-12 at an event space in downtown Indianapolis that provided students …

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