Work/Life Balance

Building a Thriving Retail Workforce: The Power of Family Benefits
August 9, 2023 at 3:39 pm

Retailers are facing a challenging hiring landscape, putting an added emphasis on benefit offerings as a compelling talent driver. HR leaders in the retail space have come to these conversations with a unique perspective, informed by the specific needs of their workforce. Consider the demographics of retail employees: Women make up the majority of the…

5 Ways to Boost Team Morale
July 28, 2022 at 5:19 pm

There may be a day when you wake up and simply don't have the motivation to do your job anymore. When you think about going to work, you may feel helpless, trapped, detached or cynical. This lack of motivation or interest related to your job is commonly known as burnout. Managing this fatigue in the…

The Future of Consumer Markets Workplaces: Flexibility is Here to Stay
October 20, 2021 at 12:45 pm

When the pandemic altered where and how consumers were able to shop, consumer markets rose to the challenge. I know I’m not alone in being inspired by the essential workers who are manufacturing in the plants, as many companies are now operating on a 24-hour manufacturing cycle to fulfill the increased need for crucial goods.…

Amazon Launches Program to Reduce Worker Injuries
May 18, 2021 at 4:42 pm announced on Tuesday the launch of WorkingWell, a new comprehensive program providing employees with physical and mental activities, wellness exercises, and healthy eating support that are scientifically proven to help them recharge and re-energize, and ultimately reduce the risk of injury. According to a company press release, the program is part of Amazon's investment…

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…