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Why NRHA’s Online Training Is Mission Critical

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Are your employees unsure where to go with questions? Does your team need a boost in product knowledge and selling skills? If your answer is yes, then it’s time to assess your employee training program. With an NRHA Training Membership, …

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Resources for Hiring Military Veterans

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By recruiting and hiring military veterans, you can potentially gain some of the most skilled and loyal employees you’ve ever had. Opportunities to recruit military veterans who are entering the civilian workforce are more plentiful than most business owners realize, …

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HR and the Family

Retailers working with family know it can be hard to be objective when employing family members. You might have more tolerance with the struggles your own family members face than you would with those of another employee. Addressing issues with …

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The 10 Issue: Discover Quick-Hitting Operations Tips

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With a whoosh, the 10 list issue of Hardware Retailing has returned. This year, we’re exploring all sides of the independent home improvement industry with a twist. You’ll be able to fly through these 10 lists, but you’ll come away …

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10 Ways to Defeat Winter’s Wrath

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No matter where you do business, Old Man Winter will soon be knocking on your door. Whether that means a few nights with lows in the 60s or dozens of feet of snow outside your business, learning how you can …

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10 Ways to Be a Shop-Local Superhero

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In a retail world dominated by big boxes and online shopping, it’s important to remind customers that local shops still exist and brick-and-mortar stores have a vital place in this world. The shop-local movement shows the positive impact that buying …

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10 Ways Surveys Save the Day

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Surveys can be vital tools to get customers’ feedback, verify employee training is working and encourage positive change. Russ Haswell from Medallia, a company that helps businesses collect and use customer and employee feedback, contributes insight into how surveys can …

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10 Tips Every Sidekick Should Know

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A business mentor can prove to be a superhero who offers wise advice, encourages you through your failures and teaches you by example. Being a sidekick to another retailer who is older, has more experience or excels in areas you …

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