Hiring Leadership Strategies

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.

It's Not About the Title: Report Finds VPs Get Best Compensation Packages in Retail, Not CEOs
July 3, 2018 at 11:49 am

Last month, Total Retail released its 2018 Salary Benchmark Report, offering retailers and employees insight into the compensation packages of today's retail executives. The report was based on a survey sent to Total Retail's audience, which yielded some interesting insights about the salaries of retail executives, including that a higher title doesn't always equate a…

Total Retail Launches 2018 Salary Benchmark Report
June 20, 2018 at 2:24 pm

I’m thrilled to announce that Total Retail has just released its 2018 Salary Benchmark Report, a comprehensive guide comprised of data that analyzes key statistics on retail executives’ salaries and other financial benefits, as well as their views on career growth potential. In addition to sharing the data, we identify trends to emerge from the…

Retailers Invest in Store Associates as Labor Market Tightens
June 8, 2018 at 12:05 pm

In this week's episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail's Caitlin Sullivan and Joe Keenan discuss retailers’ efforts to retain workers, particularly store associates, as the country's labor market tightens. Walmart's decision to offer a tuition subsidy to employees who enroll in college courses to earn degrees in business or supply chain management is the latest…

Walmart Will Pay for its Workers to Earn College Degrees
May 30, 2018 at 1:58 pm

Walmart announced this week it would pay for its workers to enroll in college courses, online or on campus, to earn degrees in business or supply chain management. The New York Times reports full- and part-time Walmart workers can use the tuition subsidy to take courses at the University of Florida; Brandman University in Irvine,…

Making Hiring Decisions Should Not Be This Hard, Part 2
May 17, 2018 at 10:23 am

This is the second and final part of a two-part series. Part one ran last week.  It Gets Worse as We Age According to Gregory Samanez-Larkin, co-director of the Scientific Research Network on Decision Neuroscience and Aging, the way we make decisions changes on a fundamental, physiological level as we age. The brain begins to…

Making Hiring Decisions Should Not Be This Hard, Part 1
May 10, 2018 at 8:55 am

It has always been the case that the process for deciding on external hires and even internal moves seems to take a lot of time, particularly for those on the receiving end of these decisions. However, several of our colleagues have recently lamented that the trend towards indecision has become a far more obvious problem…

The Kick in the (Re)Tail Recruiters Need
April 27, 2018 at 9:34 am

“The future belongs to those who prepare for it.” While I can’t take credit for the line (thanks Ralph Waldo Emerson), I’ll appropriate it for retailers as a warning of changes to come in industry recruitment: Prepare for your company’s hiring future or it won’t have one. Current Problem: Job Seekers Don’t Like Change The…