Hiring

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…

COVID-19 Resources: Leadership, Data, Employment Info., and Fun Stuff
May 3, 2020 at 7:36 pm

Welcome to this week's Retail Resources blog post, a curated list of the best content and resources I've seen over the past week that I hope will help you navigate through the coronavirus pandemic. This week I offer information about leadership, interesting data, employment information, and fun stuff that will hopefully help improve your spirits!…

One Retailer is Hiring Amid COVID-19, and Hiring FAST. Here’s How.
April 23, 2020 at 7:42 pm

Millions of jobs have been lost over the past few weeks as businesses have closed and consumers are staying home. Yet some companies are still hiring. In fact, quite a few are. And one segment now facing urgent hiring needs is grocery stores. Deemed essential businesses everywhere, grocery stores are suddenly very popular — and…

Walmart to Hire 50,000 More Workers Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic
April 19, 2020 at 5:08 pm

Walmart is planning to hire an additional 50,000 associates to help deal with the sustained demand for its merchandise during the coronavirus pandemic, according to an April 17 blog post from Donna Morris, Walmart's executive vice president and chief people officer. In addition, Morris said Walmart has met its hiring goal of 150,000 employees during the crisis. In the post, Morris said…

COVID-19 Resources: Leadership, Job Information, Videoconferencing Tips and More
April 19, 2020 at 9:17 am

Welcome to this week's Retail Resources post, a blog updated each Monday to include the most relevant information and resources I've seen over the past week to help you lead — as well as stay sane — in this unprecedented time. If there's anything you would like me to share in a future post, please…

A Blog to Help Retailers During the COVID-19 Pandemic
April 13, 2020 at 9:40 am

As the number of cases of COVID-19 increase, so does the associated anxiety. That is where this blog comes in. I've created a blog (Retail Resources) that will be updated each Monday to include the most relevant information and resources I've seen over the past week to help you lead — as well as stay…

What Retailers Need to Know About Hiring Gen Z for the Holiday Season
November 22, 2019 at 9:33 am

The holidays are nearly upon us, and brick-and-mortar retail stores will soon be playing festive music as they gear up for their busiest months of the year. Retailers, and grocers alike, will need additional staff to cover the influx in shoppers. According to a survey conducted by Profitect, now Zebra Prescriptive Analytics, 44 percent of…

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…