Personnel

Walmart Will Pay for its Workers to Earn College Degrees
May 30, 2018 at 1:58 pm

Walmart announced this week it would pay for its workers to enroll in college courses, online or on campus, to earn degrees in business or supply chain management. The New York Times reports full- and part-time Walmart workers can use the tuition subsidy to take courses at the University of Florida; Brandman University in Irvine,…

Billionaire Toy Maker's Bid to Save Toys"R"Us Stores Rejected
April 19, 2018 at 4:09 pm

Toys“R”Us Inc.’s lawyers and advisers have shot down an 11th-hour offer from a billionaire toy maker that would have kept some of its U.S. stores open, according to a person familiar with the matter. The Wall Street Journal reports that Isaac Larian, founder of Bratz dolls maker MGA Entertainment, Inc., came forward last week with a…

Best Buy to Pay Up to $1,000 in Bonuses to Workers
February 7, 2018 at 11:44 am

Best Buy announced it will hand out bonuses to more than 100,000 employees, joining a growing list of U.S. companies sharing savings from the federal tax overhaul with employees. USA Today reports the consumer electronics retailer will this month pay one-time bonuses of $1,000 to full-time workers and $500 to part-time employees. Company spokesman Jeff…

Why Labor Cost Optimization Matters for Retailers
December 21, 2017 at 3:50 pm

For years, the retail industry has been plagued with the increasingly high costs of labor. Labor cost optimization (LCO), a framework surrounding scheduling and timekeeping, is a sustainable solution that can elevate operational and human resource leadership out of their reactive cycles so they can focus on what they should be — business and talent.…

The Employee Recognition Checklist
December 20, 2017 at 3:18 pm

Walmart announced this week it would pay for its workers to enroll in college courses, online or on campus, to earn degrees in business or supply chain management. The New York Times reports full- and part-time Walmart workers can use the tuition subsidy to take courses at the University of Florida; Brandman University in Irvine, […]

Ensuring The Success Of Your Channel Incentive Program
December 20, 2017 at 3:14 pm

Walmart announced this week it would pay for its workers to enroll in college courses, online or on campus, to earn degrees in business or supply chain management. The New York Times reports full- and part-time Walmart workers can use the tuition subsidy to take courses at the University of Florida; Brandman University in Irvine, […]

Christopher Bailey to Depart Burberry
November 1, 2017 at 5:57 pm

London-based global luxury brand Burberry announced this week that its president and chief creative officer (CCO) Christopher Bailey will leave the company on March 31, 2018. At that time he will also step down from Burberry's board. Bailey has been with the company for 17 years. He will provide his full support to current CEO…

A Few Thoughts From Costco’s Jim Sinegal
November 1, 2017 at 2:31 pm

It’s not often that you get to hear from retail legends like Jim Sinegal, co-founder and director of Costco Wholesale Corp. That’s why I was so excited to attend his talk at SAP’s Retail Executive Forum, which was held in New York City earlier this month. And he didn't disappoint. Sinegal served as the CEO…

The Employee Engagement Handbook
October 25, 2017 at 4:29 pm

Walmart announced this week it would pay for its workers to enroll in college courses, online or on campus, to earn degrees in business or supply chain management. The New York Times reports full- and part-time Walmart workers can use the tuition subsidy to take courses at the University of Florida; Brandman University in Irvine, […]

Hudson's Bay CEO Gerald Storch Leaving the Company
October 23, 2017 at 10:54 am

Gerald Storch, CEO of Hudson’s Bay Co. (HBC), is stepping down from his role, HBC announced after the close of stock markets on Friday. Storch will depart effective Nov. 1, and return to his firm,  Storch Advisors, HBC said in a press release. It didn't give further details on…