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Employee Turnover in Retailing: An Infographic

Employee turnover is a big issue for many retailers, regardless of their size. In the United States, including only data reported to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the retail sector has had monthly employee separations in 2015-2016 ranging from 571,000 … Continue reading

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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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It’s Hard Being a Retail CEO — And Finding a New One

It has been a tough few years for senior executives at several major retail chains as performance goals have not been met. And hiring the proper new CEOs has become quite difficult for some firms. Consider this: J.C. Penney, American … 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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Declining Employee Loyalty: A Casualty of the New Workplace

As summarized by Knowledge@Wharton, the decline in employee loyalty is a serious issue for many companies. Consider this: “MetLife’s 10th annual survey of employee benefits, trends, and attitudes released in March [2012] puts employee loyalty at a seven-year low. One … Continue reading

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