The Body Shop Cuts Turnover, Engenders Loyalty With Open Hiring Initiative
December 14, 2020 at 5:32 pm

In episode 277 of Total Retail Talks, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan interviews Trish Patton, vice president of human resources at The Body Shop, a global beauty brand and a certified B Corp™ offering high-quality, naturally inspired skincare, body care, hair care and makeup produced ethically and sustainably. Listen in as Patton discusses The Body Shop's Open Hiring…

Staffing Up for the Holidays Means Adjusting Internal Comms Strategy
November 25, 2020 at 12:39 pm

The retail industry has faced numerous challenges during the pandemic. As a result, Glassdoor has seen a nearly 25 percent decrease in listings in retail industry jobs as of June 2020. While retailers like Walmart have actually hired more temporary workers, J.C. Penney and Macy’s have resorted to letting go of staff in order to…

Holiday Hiring is Well Underway. How Are Retailers Shifting?
November 2, 2020 at 3:42 pm

The holiday shopping season will look a lot different in the age of COVID-19. For one, U.S. e-commerce sales are expected to grow 18 percent to $709.8 billion this year, according to a June report from eMarketer. However, despite the fact that shopping will largely take place online this year, seasonal hiring isn't slowing down.…

3 Ways Retailers Can Embrace Contactless Hiring and Onboarding
October 14, 2020 at 12:57 pm

The ongoing COVID19 pandemic has been a time of change and adaptation for almost every retail business in America — and across the world. From mask requirements to new sanitization protocols to keeping capacity to 50 percent, these recent months have tested even the most resilient stores and locations. During times of huge upheaval, however,…

Amazon to Hire 100,000 Workers as E-Commerce Surges During Pandemic
September 15, 2020 at 11:13 am

Amazon.com said yesterday that it will hire another 100,000 workers to meet surging demand in the COVID-19 era, bolstering an already dramatic expansion of its workforce in 2020 and underscoring the massive shifts in online spending the pandemic has helped fuel. The latest hiring drive, which includes full- and part-time jobs, is the fourth largest campaign the Seattle-based…

Target Pledges to Increase Number of Black Employees by 20% Over 3 Years
September 14, 2020 at 9:21 pm

In conjunction with the release of a racial and gender breakdown of its team across all levels of the company, Target last week announced plans to increase representation of Black team members by 20 percent over the next three years by sharpening its focus on advancement, retention and hiring. Target said it has had diversity and inclusion…

Red Wing Shoe Company Turned Stores Into Job Centers on Labor Day
September 10, 2020 at 8:59 pm

In this video, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan interviews Dave Schneider, vice president and chief marketing officer at Red Wing Shoe Company, a global leader in the footwear industry for more than 115 years. Watch as Schneider discusses Red Wing's recent #LaborDayOn initiative, which aimed to help the 25 million unemployed Americans find jobs by switching from promoting…

A Diversity Discussion From the Women in Retail and Total Retail Virtual Exchange
July 10, 2020 at 3:44 pm

During the most recent Women in Retail and Total Retail Virtual Lounge, Leslie Short, CEO of The Cavu Group, a diversity and inclusion training company, interviewed mother-daughter duo Bahja Johnson, director of customer belonging and co-lead, Color Proud Council at Gap Inc., and Roz Johnson, senior vice president, operations and guest experience at Build-A-Bear Workshop.

Amazon to Offer Permanent Roles to 125,000 New Hires
May 28, 2020 at 5:47 pm

Amazon.com plans to offer permanent jobs to about 70 percent of the U.S. workforce it has hired temporarily to meet consumer demand during the coronavirus pandemic, the company told Reuters on Thursday. The world’s largest online retailer will begin telling 125,000 warehouse employees that they can keep their roles longer term. The remaining 50,000 workers…

Amid COVID-19, How Can Retailers Hire Quickly While Thoroughly Screening Candidates?
May 11, 2020 at 7:57 pm

The coronavirus outbreak is having an immeasurable impact on businesses around the globe. Many companies have been forced to shut their doors and lay off employees as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, some industries are seeing a rising demand in business triggered by product shortages, a growing need for essential…