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5 Hiring Resources and Employee Management Guides

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Hardware Retailing magazine and the North American Retail Hardware Association have a wealth of hiring resources to help you manage your hiring process and evaluate the employees you bring on board. Review these articles and download the following guides to …

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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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Retailers See Need in Skilled Trades

Imagine stepping down into your basement and finding an inch of water. Your new house doesn’t have grounded outlets. And that ancient tree in your backyard is one storm away from knocking out a wall. These are all issues that …

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NRHA Business Services Provider GMS Takes Stress Out of HR Tasks

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Running a home improvement operation requires a lot of time and energy. Not only are you seeking the best new products and finding ways to provide next-level customer service, you also need to stay on top of a range of …

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How I Did It: Sharing Profits With Employees

The associates who interact with your customers on the salesfloor, offer their advice on products and projects and keep a store running are the lifeblood of the home improvement industry. To reward employees who contribute to sales growth, Island Hardware …

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Papenhausen Hardware Operating Popup Store After Fire

In January 2018, a fire destroyed Papenhausen Hardware in San Francisco. This fire was the second in 20 years that the business had experienced, and the owners had taken precautions to ensure employees and the operation were protected. “We have …

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Do it Best Names Mike Ter Molen Director of LBM Operations

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Do it Best Corp. has named veteran team member Mike Ter Molen as the company’s new director of LBM operations. Ter Molen has more than 17 years of lumber and building materials experience with Do it Best, including leadership roles …

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10 Things to Never Say to a Customer

Click the image above to download a PDF of the story. Independent retailers regularly state customer service as a strength and distinguishing characteristic for their industry. While customer service is a keystone for an independent retailer to beat big-box stores …

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