Work/Life Balance

Just Do It: A Journey of a Sabbatical
October 17, 2018 at 1:00 pm

The idea of a sabbatical got planted in my mind at one retreat in 2011. At the time, the sabbatical idea was about taking a break from the grind and giving back. Back then, I was very active with my meditation community and volunteered a lot, so the idea was relegated to my bucket list. It wasn’t until five years later, while I was working at Kohl’s, that the thought grew in urgency.

The Secret Behind Lamps Plus’ Employee Loyalty
September 27, 2018 at 12:21 pm

Employees are quitting at record rates, according to a recent U.S. Labor Department report, but Lamps Plus employees are staying the longest in its product category. Employees of the designer, manufacturer and retailer of portable lighting, fixture lighting and home décor products have an average tenure of eight years, based on LinkedIn data. So how…

Total Retail's 8th Annual Top Women in Retail List
January 10, 2018 at 1:03 pm

Total Retail and the Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC), sister brand of Total Retail, are proud to present our eighth annual list of the Top Women in Retail, a comprehensive list of leading female executives in the retail industry. We'd like to thank Synchrony Financial, the exclusive sponsor of this year's Top Women in Retail list. 

Marvin Ellison Manages Work/Life Balance by Planing Ahead
June 21, 2017 at 12:37 pm

Marvin Ellison, CEO and chairman of J.C. Penney, was honored at the Father of the Year Awards last week in New York City. In this video from the event, Ellison talks with Total Retail's Melissa Campanelli about what family time means to him and how he achieves work/life balance.

A Solution for Making Retail Marketers’ Jobs Easier
October 12, 2016 at 1:07 pm

With the increase in sales and engagement channels for consumers over the years — from mobile (apps and websites) to social media to stores to e-commerce, and the list goes on — the jobs of retail marketers have become increasingly complex. For the typical marketer, they’re responsible for formulating a strategy for each channel, executing…