Hiring Leadership Strategies

The 12 Months of Christmas
October 3, 2017 at 9:38 am

Consumers often decry the early appearance of holiday shopping commercials and decorations. For retailers, however, preparing for the holiday shopping season has become a year-round effort, especially when it comes to fulfillment center staffing. With e-commerce continuing to grow in popularity, much of today’s labor demand has shifted from brick-and-mortar stores to fulfillment centers. As…

A Chat With Cindy DiPietrantonio, President of Alex and Ani, Part 2
September 20, 2017 at 12:28 pm

This article originally appeared in Total Retail's sister publication, Inner Circle, the Women in Retail Leadership Circle's weekly e-newsletter. Here's part one of this two-part interview. We’re excited to share part two of our interview with Cindy DiPietrantonio, president of Alex and Ani, an omnichannel retailer of…

5 Strategies to Help You Hire Digitally Savvy Staff
March 8, 2017 at 3:14 pm

In the role of vice president of e-commerce and marketing, I’ve managed teams of well over 100 associates. It seemed there was always an open position to hire due to promotion, a newly created role or someone moving on. We've all experienced the pain of hiring the wrong person for the job. Hiring the right…

Do Retail Execs Feel They're Being Compensated Fairly?
February 8, 2017 at 5:21 pm

This week’s coverage of Total Retail’s first annual Salary Benchmark Report provides insight into how fairly retail executives — CEOs/presidents/founders; chief marketing officers; C-level execs other than CEOs and CMOs; and vice presidents — feel they're being compensated by their employers. This encompasses base salary, financial perks (e.g., stock options, profit sharing) and benefits (e.g., health insurance,…

Top Women in Retail 2017: Jennifer Hyman, CEO and Co-Founder, Rent the Runway
January 23, 2017 at 4:32 pm

Total Retail’s seventh annual list of the leading female executives in retail features a who’s who in the industry. This year’s honorees were chosen based on a number of factors, including being in a top-level position within a retail organization, scope of responsibility within that position, career achievements, and involvement within the retail industry. This week we feature Jennifer Hyman, CEO and Co-Founder of Rent the Runway.

Top Women in Retail 2017: Helen Vaid, Global Chief Customer Officer, Pizza Hut
January 23, 2017 at 4:21 pm

Total Retail’s seventh annual list of the leading female executives in retail features a who’s who in the industry. This year’s honorees were chosen based on a number of factors, including being in a top-level position within a retail organization, scope of responsibility within that position, career achievements, and involvement within the retail industry. This week we feature Helen Vaid, global chief customer officer, Pizza Hut.

Top Women in Retail 2017: Natalie Marten-Fopeano, President, Chief Marketing Officer, Tumi Outerwear
January 20, 2017 at 4:09 pm

Total Retail’s seventh annual list of the leading female executives in retail features a who’s who in the industry. This year’s honorees were chosen based on a number of factors, including being in a top-level position within a retail organization, scope of responsibility within that position, career achievements, and involvement within the retail industry. This week we feature Natalie Marten-Fopeano, president and chief marketing officer of Tumi Outerwear.

NRF Foundation Launches RISE Up, a New Job Training Program
January 16, 2017 at 9:34 am

The NRF Foundation announced yesterday at the retail trade association's annual Big Show event in New York City that it has brought together dozens of retailers and nonprofits to launch RISE Up (Retail Industry Skills & Education), a new training and credentialing initiative designed by the retail industry to help people acquire the skills they…

An Analysis of Retail Executives’ Salaries
January 11, 2017 at 5:29 pm

As part of our continuing coverage of Total Retail’s Salary Benchmark Report, this article focuses specifically on the salaries of C-suite retail executives — CEO/president/founder; chief marketing officer; C-level exec other than CEOs and CMOs; and vice president. The Salary Benchmark Report was produced after an online survey was sent to Total Retail’s audience over…

How to Identify a Competent Retail Employee
November 28, 2016 at 5:15 pm

With the holiday season upon us, the challenges retailers are facing aren't just about having enough of the right products stocked and ready. Often, the most pressing challenge is having enough staff on hand to service customers. An understaffed retail team causes customers to be underserved, so employers should do all they can to make sure their…