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Big-Box Retailers Offer Competitive Incentives to Seasonal Hires

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Big-box stores, including Target and Kohl’s, are looking for new ways to compete for tens of thousands of seasonal workers, the Chicago Tribune reports. “A strong economy has retailers expecting a busy holiday shopping season, but with unemployment near historic lows, …

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Preparing Your Newest Employees for Success

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Click the image above to download a PDF of the story. Think back to your first day on any job, whether your first or the role you’re in now. Do you remember everything from your initial few weeks? How long …

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Retail and Manufacturing Lead 2018 Hiring Boom

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Heading into 2018, economists expected hiring to slow due to a tight labor market, as a below-4 percent unemployment rate would make finding workers difficult for businesses. According to The Wall Street Journal, “the opposite has occurred, largely due to …

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Walmart Labs and Home Depot Invest in Technology Workers

technology workers

Walmart’s technology division, Walmart Labs, is following the same steps as Home Depot as both big-box companies are searching for technology workers to add to their ranks, CNBC and Silicon Valley-based The Mercury News report. The Mercury News says Walmart Labs …

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Home Renovations Contribute to Retail Hiring

home renovations

Trends in home renovations have contributed to recent growth in the number of new retail jobs in the U.S., the Chicago Tribune reports. “Building-material stores hired more than 10,000 workers in February to keep up with booming demand,” the news …

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When Hiring Goes Wrong

Click here to download the PDF of this story. It’s a story nearly every retailer can tell. You need to fill a spot on your team and, after sifting through several applicants, you find the one you think will get …

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How to Discover Your Next 5-Star Employee

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An industrywide concern for independent home improvement retailers is the ability to find employees who are excited about their job, have a strong work ethic and want to have a long-term career in retailing. Hardware Retailing recently highlighted employees at …

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Basic Skills Test for Prospective Employees

Before you start investing a lot of time and resources in vetting a prospective employee, it’s helpful to know as much as you can about their fitness for the job. One way to find out more is to give applicants …

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