Reconsider the value of your older workforce, there are many reasons that make your older employees as valuable, if not more so, than your younger employees.
Retailers hope to find an employee, temporary or permanent, who is dedicated and customer friendly when on the job.
If you’re like most in business, you place a high priority on the amount of experience a prospective applicant has. Everyone looking for that next worker seems to look for the best employee, as defined by the applicant’s experience. Obviously, someone with 10 years of experience is better than someone with two years, right? Not […]
Signs continue to appear that consumers are getting more comfortable with the idea of spending more, fueling economic growth.
Dollar General Corp. has announced plans to create 6,000 new jobs in 2011 as it opens 625 new stores. The Goodlettsville, TN based company says the new stores and jobs will be spread among Dollar General’s existing 35 state operating area, as well as three new states: Connecticut, Nevada and New Hampshire. “Bringing our store […]
Retailers both large and small saw huge hiring gains in the recent holiday season. Now the hope is that the trend continues.
Employee retention and turnover can be an independent retailer’s constant headache. However, it doesn’t have to be, if you take some careful steps when looking for new staff, and make sure you hire the best person for the job. “The best employees don’t just walk in and ask for a job, usually because they’re already […]
Retail experts monitoring the job situation nationally say they expect holiday hiring this month to be up over the same period last year, which was up sharply over the economically challenged 2008 shopping season. But forecasts from both the outplacement firm, Challenger, Gray & Christmas, and the consulting firm, Hay Group, say retailers might start […]
Total U.S. employment took an unexpected dip in the latest monthly figures, but at least general merchandise retailers are doing their best to help reverse the trend. Non-farm payrolls dropped by 131,000 in July, as the Federal government continued to cut Census jobs. The unemployment rate remained at a dismal 9.5 percent, as 181,000 workers […]
Retailers are more optimistic about seasonal hiring, with 83 percent saying they expect to hire the same number or more workers than they did last year, according to new data from the Hay Group consulting firm. But those same retailers say they expect to delay that hiring until they get a better indication of impending […]