HR And Retail

By Sergio Caredda | A collection of articles and post on the world of People Development in the Retail World

Retail Brands Among Top 100 Loyalty Leaders

Of the latest Top 100 Loyalty Leaders surveyed by Brand Keys, 17 percent of those on the list are retail brands from a number of sectors.<p>The listing …

Deloitte: E-Commerce Spending To Match Stores For Holidays

While brick-and-mortar retailers have long been accustomed to e-commerce muscling in on their holiday sales, a new forecast from Deloitte predicts …

Using VUCA to Process Organizational Change

During this year’s WorkHuman Conference, hosted by Globoforce, I learned a new acronym – VUCA. It stands for volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and …

Human Resources

How One Fast-Food Chain Keeps Its Turnover Rates Absurdly Low

Many of us who are hungry for the latest dispatches from the war for talent look to to Silicon Valley. We want to know Google’s secret to hiring the best people or Mark Zuckerberg’s one tip for hiring employees. But in a world where most companies don’t operate on the frontiers of digital …

The Right Way to Off-Board a Departing Employee

When a valuable employee tells you she’s leaving, worrying about losing her institutional knowledge and experience is understandable. How can you oversee the transition in a way that helps you retain that expertise? Who should be involved? How far in advance of the employee’s end date do you need …

eCommerce
Luxury

5 Powerful Human Resource Trends in 2016

<i>This blog is part of a 2016 Trends Series. Click here for my HR Tech 2016 Trends and click here for my Recruiting 2016 Trends.</i> In 2016, the biggest …

Employee Engagement

Presenting a Roadmap for Digital Transformation at NRF 2016

Retail and Hospitality<p>Shaun Kirby - January 15, 2016 - 1 Comment<p>Life in the Digital Vortex is challenging—especially for retailers. In an environment where averaged across industries four of the top 10 incumbents will be displaced by digital disruption in the next five years, retail ranks as the …

Think Tank: Why an Omnichannel Approach Can Help Retail Escape the Amazon

In the battle for consumer loyalty, it’s no secret that traditional retailers are fighting to match the speed and efficiency of Amazon. While the war …

3 reasons retail employees must have tablets

Knowledgeable retail store associates are more important today than ever before. Don't get me wrong -- every customer-facing employee should be …

eCommerce

Financial Services and Retail: ‘A (Digital) Tale of Two Industries’

Digital Transformation<p>Michael Riegel - January 13, 2016 - 1 Comment<p>Over the past six months or so, many of my blogs have dealt with the hot topic of “digital disruption” — both as a threat <i>and</i> an opportunity for companies, regardless of industry.<p>Several industries already find themselves inside this …

Lululemon is avoiding the retail industry's worst trend

Lululemon might be pricey, but that's good news for the brand.<p>The brand avoided making steep discounts this holiday season, Sapna Maheshwari of Buzzfeed has reported.<p>At the ICR Conference in Orlando, CEO Laurent Potdevin said that the company sold 90% of its apparel at full price between Cyber …

Markets

Evidence-based HR: Under the microscope

I really liked this article and relate it to many hr departments in big organizations.<p>Read More Noorie<p>The evidence-based management movement has HR …

The Future of Retail is the End of Wholesale

<b>TORONTO, Canada</b> — Retail is facing a monumental problem that no one seems to want to talk about. It’s that the entire economic model of revenue and profitability for retailers and the suppliers they do business with is collapsing under its own weight and soon will no longer function.<p>Part of the …

eCommerce

Retail spending up in December - but high street loses out to online

Figures from Visa Europe broadly confirm the pain felt by Britain's big high-street retailers over the festive period<p>British shoppers splashed out over Christmas, rounding off the second-best year for consumer spending since 2008.<p>Overall spend rose by 2.3pc in December, compared to the same month …

Three Trends That Will Shape the Future of the Retail Industry

What do new fashion companies do better than their large corporate rivals? Kirsche would tell you it is three things: speed, price, and quality.<p>Amancio Ortega is one of the richest men in the world with a networth of over 66 billion USD. His fortune comes from his flagship retail clothing store …

Innovation

Boxed In: Big Retailers Search for Their Spot in Shopping’s Future

As Amazon's record-breaking holiday season comes into sharper focus, some experts and investors are questioning whether or not the retail model that that relies on vast stores packed with merchandise -- a model that defined shopping in the 20th century - can survive in today's increasingly digital …

eCommerce

10 predictions for HR in 2016

Yes, it’s that time of year again when Santa is readying his reindeer, <i>Fairytale of New York</i> is on the radio and the foolhardy amongst us start making …

S&P 500

Top 20 HR Blogs to Follow

Think there aren’t any breakthroughs in HR? Think again. Just like the world’s best musicians, actors, and artists never stop studying and refining …

Job Cuts at Macy's Signal Hard Times Ahead for Retailers

The nation's largest department store chain said late Wednesday it is cutting up to 4,800 jobs and trimming its profit outlook after a miserable holiday season.<p>NEW YORK (AP)--Macy's is slashing jobs, a harbinger of hard times for retailers after a holiday season that saw a noticeable shift to …

eCommerce

Shoppers are choosing experiences over stuff, and that’s bad news for retailers

Macy’s, Urban Outfitters, Bed Bath & Beyond and others this month reported ringing up weak sales during the holiday shopping season, capping a tepid year that many in retail attributed to cautious consumers who are not ready to forget the lessons of the last recession.<p>And yet look beyond the mall, …

eCommerce

Warm weather may have cost fashion retailers nearly $700 million in sales

Fashion retailers are getting the cold shoulder from consumers who haven’t needed to stock up on cold-weather gear during an unusually temperate winter season in the US and UK. This December, when most retailers bank on holiday shoppers grabbing up coats and scarves, was the warmest on record in …

Markets

Christmas mourning for retail as tills fall silent

The sudden exit of M&S chief Marc Bolland on the back of poor clothing sales was not the high street’s only seasonal tale of woe<p>While the rest of Britain was praying for a break from the incessant storms on New Year’s Eve, Marc Bolland decided he wasn’t going to chance it. Instead of braving the …

How Subscriptions Are Creating Winners and Losers in Retail

Consumers haven’t always shopped in mega-malls, retail centers, and supermarkets. Before everything became available in a single place, many people had the staples that they used on a regular basis — eggs, milk, meat — delivered routinely to their homes by specialty purveyors. Big box retailers did …

eCommerce

The North Face Made a Jacket out of Synthetic Spider Silk

The North Face and a Japanese company named Spiber have joined forces to create the Moon Parka, a prototype parka made from synthetic spider silk. …