Hiring

4 Money-Saving Ways Retail Can Improve Seasonal Hiring Procedures
November 8, 2021 at 7:53 pm

With the holiday season rapidly approaching and COVID-19 variants indicating no sign of the pandemic’s departure, retailers are bracing for a labor shortage that will negatively impact both e-commerce and brick-and-mortar shopping experiences. Fulfillment centers and retailers feeling this pressure may try to hire and onboard seasonal workers faster than usual by skimping on background…

How to Build a Workforce Education Program That Attracts and Keeps Employees
October 28, 2021 at 6:15 pm

In this episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail's Melissa Campanelli and Kristina Stidham discuss an article recently published by Total Retail, “Using Workforce Education to Attract and Keep Retail Employees in Today’s Labor Crisis,” authored by Sean Flynn, chief customer officer of InStride. The workforce challenges for employers in the retail space are real…

Using Workforce Education to Attract and Keep Retail Employees in Today’s Labor Crisis
October 21, 2021 at 4:42 pm

The American economic recovery is here. Markets are surging, businesses are eager to hire, and employees are leaving or switching jobs at such a high rate that economists have dubbed the phenomenon the "Great Resignation." With these three forces converging, the workforce challenges for employers in the retail space are real and pressing. Addressing them…

How to Scale Down Successfully After Your Busiest Seasons
September 8, 2021 at 7:09 pm

What goes up must come down, including seasonal employment fluctuations. Despite this reality, many businesses forget to address the scaling-down process. That’s a serious misstep that can tarnish brand reputations and leave former employees with bad feelings. What contributes to those errors? For one, some companies aren’t transparent about possible end dates with their temporary workers.…

1-800-Flowers.com to Hire More Than 10,000 Seasonal Associates Nationwide
September 7, 2021 at 6:12 pm

Digital gift marketplace 1-800-Flowers.com will hire more than 10,000 seasonal workers across its gourmet foods and gifting brands — Harry & David, PersonalizationMall.com, Cheryl’s Cookies, and The Popcorn Factory — as it anticipates increased online demand for the upcoming holiday season. The company, which just reported record revenue growth, is quadrupling its workforce to meet…

How Retailers Can Drive Employee Satisfaction for Hourly Workers
September 2, 2021 at 5:36 pm

In this episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail's Kristina Stidham and Marie Albiges discuss an article recently published by Total Retail titled, “Pay Isn’t the Only Reason Employees Quit. Start Offering Them What They Really Value,” authored by Sanish Mondkar, CEO of Legion. This article digs into the opportunities retailers have to drive employee…

Amazon Adding 55K Jobs in Global Hiring Push
September 2, 2021 at 5:30 pm

After growing its workforce to more than 1.3 million people in 2020, Amazon.com is planning to hire another 55,000 employees globally in the coming months, the company announced earlier this week. This is the first major hiring push since new CEO Andy Jassy took the reins from Jeff Bezos in July. It comes ahead of the company's annual Career…

For Retailers Struggling to Fill Vacancies, Focusing on Candidate Experience is Key
September 1, 2021 at 7:18 pm

Retailers across the industry are struggling in the post-pandemic economy. Both small businesses and large retail chains were hit with sales slowdowns in the midst of lockdown measures, but they’ve emerged with strong reopening strategies that are proving successful. Yet even as retailers of all sizes cash in on pent-up consumer demand, a problem persists:…

Walgreens Raising Employee Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour
September 1, 2021 at 6:09 pm

Hourly employees at Walgreens will see an increase in the minimum wage to $15 by Nov. 1, 2022, the company said in a press release Tuesday. The changes apply to all hourly employees across the company's 9,000 U.S. locations and will begin in October, Walgreens said. "“Investing in and rewarding our team members is not…

lululemon hiring 8,000 Workers, Raising Wages
August 26, 2021 at 8:44 pm

lululemon athletica is instituting pay hikes for the majority of its employees as part of a push to boost its workforce ahead of the holiday season. Starting Friday, the high-end athletic apparel company will raise its minimum base pay for the majority of its store and Guest Education Centre employees across North America to $15 or…