3 Ways Your Onboarding Isn’t Setting Seasonal Hires Up for Success
November 6, 2019 at 12:47 pm

In the time it takes you to read this sentence, a crop of talented seasonal employees received job offers from your competitors. And that means the highly coveted pool of seasonal retail talent just got even smaller — a situation that’s only intensifying as the U.S. unemployment rate continues to hover around a near-historic low…

Best Buy Sets Up $2.5M Endowed Scholarship at the University of Minnesota
November 1, 2019 at 9:48 am

Best Buy has launched a $2.5 million endowed scholarship at the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management to help fund four years of college for up to 10 students a year, starting next fall. It's one of the company's largest gifts in higher education. The scholarship is targeted to students who have gone through…

3 Key Takeaways for Businesses Hiring for the Holiday Season
October 30, 2019 at 11:45 am

October is the busiest hiring month of the year, and while passive job seekers can use the fall season to cast a wide net to see what’s available, a majority of job hunters will spend their pre-Halloween time searching for seasonal jobs to supplement the remaining months of the year. The holiday season is also…

How Retailers Can Adjust to the ‘Gig Economy’
October 24, 2019 at 10:30 am

The "gig economy" has taken the traditional hourly workforce by storm. 2019 has been a landmark year for the gig economy, with Lyft and Uber going public, and Postmates expected to do so in the near future. And with the number of gig workers forecast to keep growing, the traditional hourly workplace faces daunting competition…

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.