Retail Hiring, Training and Retention Strategies for the Holiday Season
September 13, 2019 at 12:36 pm

In this week’s Retail Right Now, Total Retail's Joe Keenan and Kristina Stidham discuss hiring strategies for retailers, as written in a recent article featured on Total Retail, “How to Attract and Retain Gen Z Talent in a Tight Labor Market,” by Aaron Schwarzberg, chief operating officer of Learning Tribes. Younger workers expect more from…

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…

How to Attract and Retain Gen Z Talent in a Tight Labor Market
August 28, 2019 at 11:32 am

Competing for and securing top talent is more difficult than ever, as job seekers benefit from a buyer’s market and low unemployment across the nation. Retailers are faced with the increasingly complex challenge of attracting and retaining the newest top talent while also keeping a multigenerational workforce happy. This requires flexibility around creating solutions to…

Be a Seasonal Hiring Champion ... and Crack the Code of Gen Z
August 21, 2019 at 12:56 pm

With summer comes warm weather and sunny skies, vacationing families and tourists, and, hopefully, increased foot traffic and business for your store. If you’re like many retailers, you’ve probably hired a few additional workers to meet the demands of the summer season. But are you ready for the holidays? It may seem early to start…

In the Battle for Talent, Pre-Employment Verification Gives Retailers a Leg Up
August 16, 2019 at 10:37 am

Retailers today are locked in a battle for talent. With the U.S. unemployment rate at an all-time low, finding candidates from a smaller pool of applicants can be challenging. Savvy retailers are stepping up their game, with major players like Target announcing expanded benefits, while others explore new tools and data to help reduce turnover.…

Total Retail's 2018 Salary Benchmark Report
August 8, 2019

Knowledge is power, especially when it comes to negotiating your next salary, whether that's with your current employer or on the open market. Total Retail’s 2018 Salary Benchmark Report provides retail executives and upper management with the data necessary to ensure they’re maximizing their earning potential. If any (or all) of these scenarios apply to you, then Total Retail's 2018 Salary Benchmark Report is the resource you need.

Grunt Style CEO Daniel Alarik on Leadership, Growth Challenges, and Retail Trends
July 9, 2019 at 12:34 pm

While attending the IRCE at RetailX conference in Chicago, Total Retail's Joe Keenan interviewed Daniel Alarik, founder and CEO of Grunt Style, a patriotic apparel brand. During the discussion, Alarik touches on his career shift from the military into retail, what influenced him to start Grunt Style, and why he values hiring military veterans. In addition, Alarik shares his…

Lowe's to Build New Tech Hub in Charlotte, Create 2,000 Jobs
July 2, 2019 at 12:44 pm

Lowe’s announced last week that it has selected Charlotte, N.C. for a 2,000-employee global tech hub. The home improvement retailer said it's spending $153 million on the project. Lowe’s plans to create 1,600 jobs and bring about another 400 over from its headquarters office in nearby Mooresville, N.C. The retailer will be hiring for a…

Report: Walmart Appoints New Store No. 8 Head
June 5, 2019 at 2:15 pm

Walmart has hired Scott Eckert to run its investment arm and startup incubator, Store No. 8, according to an internal memo from Marc Lore, the retailer's head of e-commerce on Monday, and obtained by Reuters. Eckert is a former executive of Bain Capital Ventures, where he evaluated potential new investments and advised CEOs about existing…

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…