Sergio Caredda

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How Thinking Like a User Can Fuel Business Growth

Investing in usability testing -- learning to see through users' eyes -- can be a game changer for not only customers, but also for the businesses serving them.<p>While user experience was once considered the realm of programmers and web designers, that's no longer the case. By 2020, the user …

UX Design

28 Successful Executives Share the Best Advice They Received From Their Dads

A father's example and advice can inexorably affect the lives of his children.<p>A father's example and advice can inexorably affect the lives of his children. Here's how more than two dozen successful leaders say their dads affected their trajectories.<p>1. Surround yourself with great people.<p>"The best …

Leadership

Top Companies Get Together To Define The Anatomy Of The Modern Marketer

I was facilitating a panel at a recent Forbes CMO event when the topic of talent came up: How do we effectively hire, train and create career paths for up-and-coming marketing leaders?<p>This question predictably arises any time you get a bunch of CMOs together. Modern marketing now spans such a vast …

Marketing

Sergio Caredda, Senior Director, HR Business Partner DTC EMEA at VF Corporation "Preparing global brands for digital transformation" - Fashion Week

Sergio Caredda, Senior Director, HR Business Partner DTC EMEA at VF Corporation “Preparing global brands for digital transformation”<p><b>TOM ROYAL: VF is</b> …

Pregnancy Discrimination Is Rampant Inside America’s Biggest Companies

Many pregnant women have been systematically sidelined in the workplace. They’re passed over for promotions and raises. They’re fired when they complain.

Discrimination

The Surprising Ways Your Office Design Shows You Trust Your Employees

When team members feel trusted, they are more engaged in their work.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Game rooms, contemplation suites and rooftop running tracks. These may sound like modern innovations -- emblematic of the workplace of 2018 -- but businesses …

7 Human Resource Best Practices | A Mini-Guide to HRM

Human Resource best practices have been around for decades. They have served as guidelines for many HR professionals. But what do they entail, and …

To Compete with Amazon, Big-Name Consumer Brands Have to Become More Like It

Over the last decade, e-commerce has imposed a painful profit squeeze on big-box retailers, resulting in layoffs, store closings, mall reconfigurations, and even bankruptcies. With no reprieve in sight for retailers, the online world is poised to do the same to brand-name consumer products …

Is Macy's about to reinvent the department store?

With an investment this week in retail-experience startup b8ta and the acquisition of Story, the venerable retailer is poised to reclaim its position …

Is e-commerce killing the merchant buyer?

Not likely, thanks in part to technology that is empowering talented retail merchants and creating opportunities for brands.

'This Is a Huge Scandal:' Amazon Slammed for Destroying As-New and Returned Goods

Amazon is destroying “massive amounts” of as-new and returned items in Germany, according to a report from business weekly <i>WirtschaftsWoche</i> and news …

The Old Fashion System Is Setting New Designers up for Failure

The market is changing, but the fashion system isn’t changing with it.<p><b>NEW YORK, United States</b> — In early November, the Council of Fashion Designers …

Michael Kors

Managers Are a Dying Breed. Here's What You Must Have Instead

Why managers need to become leaders of disruption in this ever-changing business environment.<p>The crisis of leadership grows, as companies struggle to adapt to change. We have a rise in part-time workers, the growth of the gig economy, evolution of technology, an increase in virtual teams, and an …

Innovation

Fashion Got Woke. But at What Cost?

Apparel brands increasingly inject activism into their marketing campaigns, in a high-risk, high-reward strategy.<p><b>NEW YORK, United States —</b> One week …

GMB Amazon probe finds ‘terrible conditions’ for warehouse staff

A 124,000 strong petition supporting Sainsbury's shop floor staff's working rights was submitted yesterday to the company’s headquarters by …

The All-Too-Common Problem Of 'Managing The Work More Than The Worker'

I always like hearing from readers on management issues, as they can provide insights and perspectives you may not get elsewhere.<p>This was exactly how I felt last week when a reader sent me a message on Twitter. I had sent out a tweet about an article I’d written about the importance of empathy in …

Employee Engagement

Millennials And Gen Z Have Lost Trust And Loyalty With Business

In the most recent Deloitte Millennial Survey released May 15, 2018—where the firm surveyed 10,455 millennials and 1,844 Gen Z youth from around the globe—there is a dark and foreboding pattern emerging.<p>According to the results, “opinions about business’ motivations and ethics, which had trended up …

Generation Z

McDonald's Is Getting Rid Of Store Cashiers As Walmart Brings Them Back

McDonald’s has certainly gotten more high tech recently. At least, as far as taking orders and getting paid anyway.<p>The cashiers and burger flippers have always been at the heart of a McDonald’s restaurant. Cashiers took the orders and the burger flippers fulfilled them. There were also a few …

McDonald's

Are Your Fears Holding Back Your Leadership?

That is a super important question! And one that needs to be considered by every leader and manager at every level of an organization.<p>You know, I …

Most Successful People Share These 4 Qualities

Definitions of success may vary widely, but the qualities needed to achieve it look pretty much the same.<p>Over the last few years, as I've worked to grow my company and made my way to entrepreneurship events and conferences around the world, I've met and worked with tons of entrepreneurs and people …

Self-improvement

Here's An Interview Question To Test If Millennial Candidates Are Actually Entitled Narcissists

Of all the charges that get leveled against millennials, the most pernicious, and ubiquitous, is that they’re entitled narcissists. Now, those charges are seriously overblown (and often completely inaccurate). But for the moment, let’s imagine that we do think the ‘entitled narcissist’ label fits …

Employment

This one image keeps Walmart up at night. Here’s what the company is doing about it

Lauren Thomas | CNBC<p>| @laurenthomasx3<p>A picture is truly worth a thousand words.<p>Speaking at a media briefing at Walmart's annual shareholders meeting …

Walmart

Why Zara is investing in in-store tech to drive online sales in the UK

Zara is looking to bridge the gap between brick-and-mortar and e-commerce with the help of an updated London flagship heavy on in-store …

Yes, the Robots Are Coming: Jobs in the Era of Humans and Machines

• Partner Content<br>• Author: Shauna. WIRED Insider<p>It doesn’t matter what you do for work: By 2025, your job—as it exists today—will not be the same.<p>“Within …

These three skill sets will ensure you’ll never be out of work

The greater adoption of artificial intelligence and automation will undoubtedly reshape the workforce and the skills people need to stay employed. And according to a report released by McKinsey Global Institute during the VivaTech conference in Paris today (May 24), there are three core skill …

Artificial Intelligence

These are the three things to invest in to build employee loyalty

Before you consider a new benefit or program, think seriously about these three key areas.<p>At a time with exceptionally low unemployment levels, Glassdoor research says that more than one-third of employers expect more employees to quit this year. How can you retain them? By making the right …

Employee Engagement

Goop’s Winning Retail Formula? It Doesn’t Have to Pay for Its Stores

Brands like Saks Fifth Avenue and Cadillac sponsor Goop’s pop-ups in exchange for exposure to its customers.<p>At Goop’s latest pop-up store in the ritzy Hamptons village of Sag Harbor, you can find a full assortment of luxury goods that Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle brand is known for: marble kitchen …

eCommerce

86 Percent of Employees Quit Within the First Six Months, Unless Managers Do These 4 Things

This is a powerful and simple strategy that most bosses rarely implement for an effective new hire experience<p><i>by</i><p>Here's something to seriously ponder: …

Here’s what Starbucks employees will be learning about bias today

An expert who leads daylong unconscious-bias training considers what the coffee chain’s 175,000 staff are likely to encounter (and whether it will work).<p>Starbucks is closing 8,000 of its U.S. stores today for racial-bias training, which begs the question: What will the coffee giant’s employees …

Employment

The one retailer that Amazon can’t seem to destroy is in cosmetics

Amazon is becoming one of the most important channels in beauty.<p>In Beauty and Personal Care, each of the top 10 categories on Amazon’s US store are growing by at least 24% year over year, with some categories nearly doubling in size since the first quarter of 2017. Luxury products are particularly …

eCommerce