Personnel

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…

Rewards and Recognition: Effective Solutions for Employee Engagement in the Retail Sector
September 12, 2019 at 12:47 pm

The retail sector in today’s market is facing major disruption. Post-2009 depression, retailers have thrived and managed to hold their ground, but their employee recruiting and retention strategy is still struggling to get out of that phase. Even though they have several positions open throughout the year, it’s almost impossible to have 100 percent successful…

Grunt Style CEO Daniel Alarik on Leadership, Growth Challenges, and Retail Trends
July 9, 2019 at 12:34 pm

While attending the IRCE at RetailX conference in Chicago, Total Retail's Joe Keenan interviewed Daniel Alarik, founder and CEO of Grunt Style, a patriotic apparel brand. During the discussion, Alarik touches on his career shift from the military into retail, what influenced him to start Grunt Style, and why he values hiring military veterans. In addition, Alarik shares his…

Do We Have Enough Data Scientists to Protect Against E-Commerce Fraud?
April 18, 2019 at 12:26 pm

The biggest e-commerce challenge of 2019 may be balancing marketing and sales channel innovation with the need for increasingly sophisticated fraud prevention. This will be especially challenging because fraud protection, like many aspects of business today, requires experience and fluency in working with data, and there's a growing shortage of data scientists across the U.S.…

Jeff Bezos Challenges Rivals to Match Amazon’s $15 Minimum Wage
April 11, 2019 at 2:08 pm

Amazon.com's CEO Jeff Bezos called on other retailers to match Amazon’s benefits and $15 minimum wage in his annual letter to shareholders filed Thursday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. "Today I challenge our top retail competitors (you know who you are!) to match our employee benefits and our $15 minimum wage," Bezos wrote.…

Workforce Management Solution Helps Kum & Go Reduce Costs, Lower Employee Turnover
March 21, 2019 at 11:05 am

Kum & Go is a 24/7 convenience store chain that operates 400-plus locations in the Midwest. Like many convenience store businesses that are open around the clock, Kum & Go was challenged with staffing issues. In particular, store general managers were being forced to pick up uncovered shifts when employees called out and didn't have…