Hiring Leadership Strategies

COVID-19 Resources: Leadership, Data, Employment Info., and Fun Stuff
May 3, 2020 at 7:36 pm

Welcome to this week's Retail Resources blog post, a curated list of the best content and resources I've seen over the past week that I hope will help you navigate through the coronavirus pandemic. This week I offer information about leadership, interesting data, employment information, and fun stuff that will hopefully help improve your spirits!…

Culture Fit or Culture ‘Adds’? Embrace the Chaos
September 6, 2019 at 10:30 am

How many times have we been advised to find the “right cultural fit” when involved in a hiring process, regardless of industry? Historically this is usually the place a hiring manager begins when embarking upon a hiring process. Often organizations default to evaluating talent in terms of similarities in background, experience, interests, etc. However, research…

An Inside Look at the State of Retail Talent
May 17, 2019 at 11:11 am

According to the latest sales forecast from the National Retail Federation, retail sales are expected to increase between 3.8 percent and 4.4 percent this year. For retailers looking to snag a piece of the $3.8 trillion pie, hiring qualified retail talent who are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the business will be key. In fact, according…

Curiosity and Being Current: Why it's More Important Now and Should Increase With Age and Experience
November 13, 2018 at 1:19 pm

When we asked friends and colleagues what's the most important skill for consistent and continued success in business, they gave a multiplicity of answers including leadership and management skills, brains, and creativity. However the leading response from this group was curiosity. Many defined curiosity as the impulse to seek new information and experiences, the desire…

Commitment to Hiring Veterans Leads to Nine Line Apparel's Success
October 27, 2018 at 8:51 pm

In episode 169 of Total Retail Talks, Matt Lyda, head of business development at Nine Line Apparel, talks about how a commitment to hiring military veterans throughout its organization has been core to the online apparel brand's growth.

Seasonal Jobs: What Retail Employers Need to Know for the 2018 Holiday Season
October 4, 2018 at 9:06 am

Not to be confused with gig economy jobs like driving for Uber or picking up groceries for Instacart, a seasonal job is classified as temporary employment that's available part of the year. Retailers hire extra workers to cope with seasonal demands, and the part-time structure makes it ideal for college students seeking extra money during…

The Secret Behind Lamps Plus’ Employee Loyalty
September 27, 2018 at 12:21 pm

Employees are quitting at record rates, according to a recent U.S. Labor Department report, but Lamps Plus employees are staying the longest in its product category. Employees of the designer, manufacturer and retailer of portable lighting, fixture lighting and home décor products have an average tenure of eight years, based on LinkedIn data. So how…

Retailers: Revamp Recruiting and Customer Service Will Soar
September 10, 2018 at 11:32 pm

In recent years, we've seen retail splurging on new technology and digitizing stores in order to go head-to-head with the looming threat of online shopping. AR mirrors fill fitting rooms, IoT checkouts replace cashiers and voice bot assistants are being introduced to enhance store service, entice customers and boost sales. However, many retailers are failing…

LinkedIn Reveals the Latest Retail Talent Trends in Online Jobs vs. Brick-and-Mortar
July 26, 2018 at 4:08 pm

As the largest professional network on the internet, LinkedIn serves more than 575 million members, 26 million companies and provides access to 15 million active job listings, bringing to life real-time talent insights across industries. In this report, the company shares its latest analysis on retail talent trends in online retail companies vs. traditional brick-and-mortar retailers. The report finds tech talent is a huge part of the workforce in online retail with three times the proportion of tech talent while traditional retailers have three times the proportion of sales talent.