In this week’s Retail Right Now, Total Retail's Joe Keenan and Kristina Stidham discuss hiring strategies for retailers, as written in a recent article featured on Total Retail, “How to Attract and Retain Gen Z Talent in a Tight Labor Market,” by Aaron Schwarzberg, chief operating officer of Learning Tribes. Younger workers expect more from their employers, and attracting and retaining strong talent can be difficult, especially in the competitive hiring landscape ahead of the busy holiday season. Retailers can attract and retain workers by providing training to help employees advance in their careers. Consider that 88 percent of Gen Z employees indicate that formal training programs are important, according to research from the Sitel Group. Research also reveals that a mix of in-person and digital training services is becoming the preferred method for both employers and employees. Seasonal hiring for the upcoming holiday months has already begun, as we've seen in announcements from Target, Kohl's, and Amazon.com, and retailers should consider these data points to inform their hiring, training, and employee retention strategies. Click here to read the full article by Aaron Schwarzberg.
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