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3 Strategies to Handle Hiring in a Tight Job Market

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Retailers across the country have expressed similar challenges when it comes to hiring long-term, qualified employees: It’s tough out there. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2019, unemployment was the lowest it had been in 50 years. …

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4 Ways Positive Culture Powers Your Business

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In the January issue of Hardware Retailing, you read how Hassett Hardware and Friedman’s Home Improvement took steps to evaluate and improve their workplace culture. As each company united behind a single goal, teams grew closer and found new ways …

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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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Higginbotham Brothers Names New Managers, Opens 39th Location

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Texas-based home improvement chain Higginbotham Brothers recently celebrated its 39th location, which it acquired in June. To celebrate the reopening of the store under the Higginbotham Brothers banner, the team from the Mineola, Texas, location hosted a two-day event  that …

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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 Retail Lessons From Great Recipes for Your Business

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On the surface, you might not think great recipes can teach you much about how to run your independent home improvement business. In fact, your family’s cherished recipes provide fantastic insights into the finer points of retail excellence. Review these …

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How Social Media Impacts Interviews

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Keeping your eyes out for potential new hires is critical for retail success. These days, you have many resources to help you determine if a candidate will be a benefit to your operation, including their social media profiles. Stacey Furtado, …

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The Benefits of Creating a Social Media Policy

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Retailers have seen the lightning-fast rise of social media over the past decade. What was once an online diversion has become a key element of marketing strategies and community involvement. Within seconds, anyone with a social media account can broadcast …

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