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HR Professionals Lack Resources to Implement Workplace Mental Health Programs

workplace mental health

According to the Mental Health in America: A 2022 Workplace Report from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), 94 percent of human resource professionals believe that employers offering mental health resources can improve the overall health of its employees. …

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Participate in the 2022 Cost of Doing Business Study

2022 Cost of Doing Business Study

Each year, the North American Hardware and Paint Association’s (NHPA) Cost of Doing Business Study delivers data and insights that allow retailers to increase their profits and strategize for the future. NHPA is now inviting hardware store, home center, lumberyard …

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Company Leaders Share Advice for Taking on a Managerial Role

Bleyhl Co-Op True Value

Before he even knew his nephew Peter Parker was Spider-Man, Uncle Ben shared a wise bit of advice with Peter, telling him, “With great power comes great responsibility.” His words are great advice not only for someone starting out their …

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Leadership Development Strategies for Your Operation

Tom Bowling owner of Hoover Paint

Strong leadership is a vital component of a prosperous business because it provides an operation with direction and purpose while cultivating a positive, productive work culture. There are many ways to build and improve leadership in a company; successful strategies …

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8 Retailers Attend NHPA Management Program After Receiving Scholarships From STIHL Inc.

Stihl scholarships

Eight home improvement retailers from across the nation recently graduated from the North American Hardware and Paint Association’s (NHPA) Retail Management Certification Program (RMCP) after each received a $5,000 scholarship to attend the program from Virginia Beach-based STIHL Inc. RMCP …

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Inflation Impacting Housing Affordability

housing affordability

In a recent e-newsletter, National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) chief economist Robert Dietz shared his insights on the current and future economy and provided housing market updates. The rising mortgage interest rates and stricter policies from the Federal Reserve …

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Inflation Continued Upward Climb in March

March inflation

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported another jump in inflation in March, up 1.2 percent after a 0.8 percent increase in February. Inflation has risen 8.5 percent over the last 12 months, the largest 12-month increase since December 1981. …

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New Manager Confidential: Insights From New Managers

new manager

Becoming a new manager can be rewarding, but also full of challenges. Fortunately, the home improvement industry has many players who are willing to share advice and best practices with their fellow retailers. Here, we’ve compiled advice for new managers …

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