Hiring

Kohl's to Give Bonuses to Hourly Employees That Work Through the Holidays
July 6, 2021 at 3:10 pm

Kohl's Corp. is giving an extra few hundred dollars to hourly employees at its stores and distribution centers to keep staff with the retailer through the holiday season. Hourly store, distribution center and e-commerce fulfillment center associates will be eligible for a $100 to $400 bonus for working with Kohl's through the holiday season, the company…

DSW is Piloting Self-Checkout to Help With Staffing Challenges
June 30, 2021 at 4:23 pm

DSW is piloting self-checking stands in its stores in response to hiring challenges it's having, CNN reported. The retailer hopes automation is the solution to its lack of human workers. Karen Cho, senior vice president of human resources at Designer Brands (DBI), owner of DSW, told CNN that the self-checkout test started last year to…

Kroger to Hire 10,000 Workers Across its Grocery Banners
June 8, 2021 at 8:01 pm

Kroger announced Monday that it will hold a hiring event on Thursday to fill 10,000 jobs across its businesses, reports CNBC. The event will offer virtual and in-store interviews for prospective staff in its retail, e-commerce, pharmacy, manufacturing, and logistical operations. In addition to its namesake Kroger stores, the company operates brands that include Fred Meyer,…

The Turnover Tsunami: Prioritizing Healthy Workplaces as Hiring Accelerates
May 26, 2021 at 11:32 am

Hiring is roaring back to all-time highs as the pandemic continues to slow. Employers added more than 900,000 jobs in March alone, and a recent survey shows 52 percent of employees plan to job hunt this year, up from 35 percent in 2020. At the nucleus of this turnover tsunami is a newfound awareness among employees…

5 Strategies to Boost Employee and Client Retention
May 25, 2021 at 10:24 am

Retail employee turnover rates are among the highest across all industries at nearly 67 percent for part-time retail employees, and it’s grown amid the pandemic. On average, these turnovers cost businesses $3,328 to find, hire and train a replacement. Not only that, disruption in frontline employees can negatively impact customer service and thus retention. This…

Starbucks Reaches Deal With EEOC Over Alleged Racial Bias in Promoting Employees
April 1, 2021 at 8:50 pm

Starbucks said Wednesday it has resolved allegations from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) about alleged racial bias in its employee promotions, based on data from 2007 through 2011. In a letter to employees, CEO Kevin Johnson said that Starbucks does not know what prompted the EEOC allegations and that the company’s analysis of its…

Bed Bath & Beyond Hires Wayfair, Walmart Execs to Grow E-Commerce
March 31, 2021 at 5:10 pm

Bed Bath & Beyond (BB&B) announced two new hires this week, CNBC reported. These executives will specifically be working on the brand's $3 billion e-commerce business. Jill Pavlovich, former head of exclusive brands and merchandising for Wayfair, has been hired as BB&B's senior vice president of digital commerce. Jake Griffith, previously a general manager for sports and fitness at…

Clorox's D-to-C VP and GM on What He Looks for When Making Hiring Decisions
March 24, 2021 at 6:58 pm

Jackson Jeyanayagam has a unique leadership style, and that extends into his hiring strategy. During the January Women in Retail and Total Retail Virtual Exchange event, Jeyanayagam, vice president and general manager, direct-to-consumer at The Clorox Company, shares how he leads his team with flexibility and trust. In this clip from the event, he discusses what…

Out of Fashion: Why Turnover in Retail is So High, and What to Do About it
February 14, 2021 at 2:55 pm

While the average employee turnover for all U.S. industries is around 19 percent, the average turnover rate in the retail industry is just above 60 percent, according to the National Retail Federation. This equates to a continual cycle of rehiring and retraining, with negative impact to retailers’ bottom lines. There are numerous possible reasons why…