Tag Archives: employee loyalty

How to Improve Company Relationships with Employees

As we approach the end of 2016, we are going to present some of the most popular of the more than 1,500 posts that have appeared on Retailing A to Z. Today, we cover the need for retailers to do … Continue reading

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Strong Employee Relations Vital in Retailing

One of the main contributors to the customer experience is motivated, upbeat employees. We have noted this a number of times over the last few years (see, for example, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5). With this in mind, let’s highlight two … Continue reading

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Valuing Employees Through Good Pay

Paying low wages to retail employees may keep costs down. But that does not mean this is necessarily the most profitable path to pursue. Consider these observations from Sophie Quinton, writing for theatlanticcities.com: “Many employers believe that one of the … Continue reading

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Improving Company Relationships with Employees

Retailers face a huge amount of employee turnover — due to long hours and unappealing time schedules, some antagonistic customers, boredom, etc. This is one of the biggest problems in the industry. So what can be done to better motivate employees, … Continue reading

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Australia’s Telstra: Focusing on Employee Empowerment

Telstra, an Australian-based global firm, is a technology-driven telecommunications company with a number of retail stores. It recognizes the importance of store managers and empowers them accordingly. The focus is on customer service.    

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Employees: A Key Costco Competitive Advantage

Costco has a big advantage over most of its rivals: loyalty from both its customers (who renew their memberships at high rates) and employees (who rarely turn over). In this video, Costco founder, chairman, and former CEO Jim Sinegal explains that advantage to … Continue reading

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Zappos’ Corporate Culture

Zappos focuses on both the customer and the employee.

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