Walmart Offers Pay Raise to Boost Hiring of Truck Drivers
January 25, 2019 at 10:32 am

The 8,000 truckers who work for Walmart are getting a raise, with average pay soon approaching $90,000 a year, as the company looks to hire hundreds more drivers amid an ongoing shortage of truck drivers. Walmart's bid to recruit more truck drivers had it running national TV ads in the fall, shortening the hiring process, and offering…

Capango: ‘State of Retail Talent’ Survey
January 24, 2019 at 4:58 pm

As retailers compete for top talent in an increasingly tight labor market, Capango’s State of Retail Talent survey provides an inside look at today’s retail job seeker, including how they like to work and what they’re passionate about.

Lowe's to Hire 65,000 New Employees in 2019
January 7, 2019 at 1:39 pm

Lowe's said last week that it plans to hire more than 65,000 associates this year to improve customer service and product availability. Roles are focused on enhancing customer service and include seasonal associate, merchandising support, store leadership and technology careers. According to a press release from the company, Lowe's hiring investments include: More than 50,000 seasonal…

’Tis the Season to Be Shopping: 4 Tips for Maximizing Holiday Sales
December 13, 2018 at 12:35 pm

With only a few weeks left until the end of the holiday shopping season, retailers are looking forward to closing the season on a strong note. The National Retail Federation (NRF) is forecasting holiday sales to increase to $720.9 billion for November and December. Compared to recent years, 2018 brings a consumer set with more…

2018 Holiday Hiring Strategies for Retail
November 28, 2018 at 11:10 am

The 2018 holiday shopping season is expected to bring historical sales due to a healthy economy and strong consumer confidence. However, with the national unemployment rate at an all-time low, finding qualified seasonal retail workers to fill the nearly 650,000 open positions this holiday season has been challenging. With only weeks left in the season,…

Developers: Retailers’ Secret Weapon for the Holiday Season
November 28, 2018 at 9:35 am

The holiday shopping season is in full swing, with online sales records smashed yet again. Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday and Cyber Monday all saw record online sales this year, and the spending is expected to continue through the rest of the holiday season. While the sales numbers make exciting headlines, a group driving retailers’ success…

Curiosity and Being Current: Why it's More Important Now and Should Increase With Age and Experience
November 13, 2018 at 1:19 pm

When we asked friends and colleagues what's the most important skill for consistent and continued success in business, they gave a multiplicity of answers including leadership and management skills, brains, and creativity. However the leading response from this group was curiosity. Many defined curiosity as the impulse to seek new information and experiences, the desire…