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 […]
With unemployment figures hitting all time highs and credit markets tight, many individuals are taking the opportunity to follow the dream of owning their own business. Regus, a provider of office space for small business, has put together five essential tips for success in business: Focus on what you do best and outsource the rest. […]