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Thumbnail-Photo: Take a deep breath ...and get back to work!
26.05.2020   #brick and mortar retail #personnel management

Take a deep breath ...and get back to work!

Retail employee break rooms and rest breaks in Germany

Working hard is important, but so is taking proper rest breaks! Whether we spend this time alone or with colleagues, by getting some sunlight and fresh air or by relaxing in designated rooms – we all need to take a break sometimes to relax and ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Launch: SBA’s paycheck protection program for small businesses...
09.04.2020   #personnel management #coronavirus

Launch: SBA’s paycheck protection program for small businesses

Economic relief provision to protect workers and businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic

The U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza launched the Paycheck Protection Program, a 349 billion dollars emergency loan program created last week with the President’s signing of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and ...

Thumbnail-Photo: National supply chain threatened by lack of new truck drivers...
08.04.2020   #personnel management #coronavirus

National supply chain threatened by lack of new truck drivers

State Driver Licensing Agencies closed because of Corona

In response to COVID-19, at least 27 states have closed their State Driver Licensing Agencies (SDLAs – e.g. DMVs), while the remaining 23 states operate on a limited basis. With the trucking industry accountable for moving 71 percent of all ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Five customer experience considerations for retailers...
04.02.2020   #customer satisfaction #payment systems

Five customer experience considerations for retailers

From forethought to a proper execution

Anyone can sell a product, and customers have plenty of choices when making a purchase. So how does a retailer stand out from the crowd to keep customers coming back? It all comes down to the kind of customer experience you deliver.It’s no ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Human rights in the food supply chains
18.10.2019   #personnel management #sustainability

Human rights in the food supply chains

Oxfam’s "Behind the Barcodes" campaign examine the policies and practices that affect workers and farmers

Food workers on farms and plantations that supply tea, fruit and vegetables to supermarkets continue to face human rights abuses, says Oxfam.The latest research from Oxfam’s Behind the Barcodes Campaign shows how top supermarkets’ ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Small shops & heavy advertisers less likely to ID for tobacco...
27.06.2019   #personnel management #user behavior

Small shops & heavy advertisers less likely to ID for tobacco

Study has implications for Tobacco 21 enforcement

Young people are less likely to be carded for cigarettes in certain types of shops, particularly in those that heavily advertise tobacco, a new study has found.When researchers who were 20 and 21 visited a variety of shops in a city on the verge of ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Improving performance with video training
19.06.2019   #personnel management #video marketing

Improving performance with video training

Video tutorials for inventory management or customer service excellence

Smart Retail Solutions (SRS) has announced their ProfitTrax Platform is now including Best Practice Video Training in its Advanced Analytics Suite. Their team has successfully implemented the update because they believe the key to profit improvement ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Stores with employee background checks favored...
17.06.2019   #customer satisfaction #security

Stores with employee background checks favored

Sterling’s 2019 ‘Retail Industry Screening’ survey

Sterling, expert in background and identity services, today released the results of its 2019 ‘Retail Industry Screening’ survey. An inaugural initiative, the survey examines Americans’ perspectives, experiences and concerns related ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Internal communication via app at Modehaus Ramelow...
03.06.2019   #personnel management #app

Internal communication via app at Modehaus Ramelow

Mobile chat works as a bulletin board

What's new at Modehaus Ramelow? The fashion retailer’s employees can check PIA - and share information to their heart’s content. PIA is an app for "private information exchange".More and more internal communication ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Achieving goals with the right attitude
12.12.2018   #personnel management #security management

Achieving goals with the right attitude

Corporate health management is a process, not a one-time event

Employee satisfaction/engagement is critical to the success of any business, big or small. Customers notice if employees are dissatisfied with their jobs.Customer satisfaction, employee recruitment and hiring, employee retention and increasing sales ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Accurate and efficient: Artificial Intelligence for hiring and...
12.12.2018   #personnel management #artificial intelligence

Accurate and efficient: Artificial Intelligence for hiring and recruiting employees

"Other channels are no longer working": Interview with Melikshah Ünver from Taledo

Skilled labor shortage, high turnover rates and the challenges of digitization: recruiting and hiring top-quality employees is especially difficult in the retail sector, particularly when companies must shake off a dull and dusty image. This is when ...

Thumbnail-Photo: E-commerce in furniture retail: experiment, learn, compare notes...
14.05.2018   #online trading #e-commerce

E-commerce in furniture retail: experiment, learn, compare notes

Marcus Diekmann of Matratzen Concord on the road to digital success

In 2016, discount mattress store Matratzen Concord launched its professional online store led by Marcus Diekmann (Director Digital, E-Commerce and Omnichannel). Since then, the online store has already received numerous awards. ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Nordstrom Rack President Karen McKibbin to retire...
10.01.2018   #personnel management #fashion

Nordstrom Rack President Karen McKibbin to retire

After three decades marked by expansion and success she will be retiring from Nordstrom in March

 After three decades marked by expansion and success, Karen McKibbin, president of Nordstrom Rack, will be retiring from Nordstrom in March. Karen joined Nordstrom in 1985 and has held many leadership roles within the company, ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Toshiba opens Retail Innovation Theatre in Madrid...
07.11.2017   #retail #personnel management

Toshiba opens Retail Innovation Theatre in Madrid

Toshiba continues to focus on leadership and innovation in Europe

Beginning of October Michael Dimde has joined the European leadership team of Toshiba as Vice President of European Sales & Solutions. He will be responsible for delivering total store solutions to retail clients as well as overseeing the ...

Thumbnail-Photo: The connected associate
27.10.2017   #security #brick and mortar retail

The "connected" associate

With personal consulting at the POI improving the customer experience

A superficial observation of online growth rates can give the impression that e-commerce is continuing its triumphant march and stationary retail is driven back. However, industry experts know this view is too simplistic and a closer look is ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Unmanned stores: what local supply might look like in the future...
02.08.2017   #personnel management #digitization

Unmanned stores: what local supply might look like in the future

Mom-and-pop stores turn into apps

Even though store hours have become more flexible these days, we probably all know the following scenario: every time we urgently need something – typically on weekends- supermarkets are already closed for the day. In the future, unmanned ...

Thumbnail-Photo: The retail industry needs digital experts
27.07.2017   #retail #personnel management

The retail industry needs digital experts

Companies compete for candidates and vice versa

Digital transformation calls for highly qualified staff, also when it comes to the retail sector. Specialists with years of professional experience are much sought-after and courted with creative human resources marketing campaigns. Yet this search ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Need for on-demand workers increases in retail industry...
21.07.2017   #personnel management #workforce deployment

Need for 'on-demand' workers increases in retail industry

Natural Insight reaches 35 million completed job assignments

Natural Insight, a leader in enterprise cloud and mobile applications for retail merchandising and workforce management, announced today that more than 35 million jobs assignments have been completed on its platform to date. This milestone is a ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Robots and automated processes are the future of warehouse logistics...
01.07.2017   #e-commerce #personnel management

Robots and automated processes are the future of warehouse logistics

Staff shortages and the e-commerce boom call for all resources

When e-commerce retailers sell products every few seconds, it creates enormous challenges for their logistics processes. Sufficient qualified staff is currently not available to handle these tasks. This is why automated resources such as driverless ...

Thumbnail-Photo: New Logistics & Customer Service Division
12.06.2017   #personnel management #logistics

New Logistics & Customer Service Division

American Outdoor Brands Corporation: Lewis Hornsby joins as President, Logistics & Customer Service

American Outdoor Brands Corporation (AOBC), one of the world's leading providers of firearms and quality products for the shooting, hunting, and rugged outdoor enthusiast, today announced the creation of its new Logistics & Customer ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Ross Burling is Absens new  Business Development Manager - UK, Ireland &...
27.04.2017   #LED technology #personnel management

Ross Burling is Absen's new Business Development Manager - UK, Ireland & Nordics

His focus will lay on OOH, Retail, Sports and Rental markets

Absen Europe has announced the appointment of Ross Burling to the newly created role of business development manager – UK, Ireland and Nordics. Ross will focus on OOH, Retail, Sports and Rental markets, working hand-in-glove with Absen’s ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Retail employment lower than expected in march...
12.04.2017   #brick and mortar retail #personnel management

Retail employment lower than expected in march

Aimed slower national growth

Retail industry employment decreased by 30,300 jobs in March from February, a substantially weaker-than-expected report due in part to weather patterns from mild temperatures to blizzards, the National Retail Federation said today. The numbers ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Still not comfortable with millennials? Wait till you see generation Z...
17.03.2017   #brick and mortar retail #personnel management

Still not comfortable with millennials? Wait till you see generation Z

A multi-generational workplace offers diversity in thinking, which can be highly productive and a great place to learn

Employers are still coming to terms with how to accommodate the work habits of millennials. You remember Millennials, the generation that reached adulthood around 2000 and brought a fair amount of change. They prefer flexible hours, have a strong ...

Thumbnail-Photo: APG Cash Drawer announces hire  of Distribution Channel Manager...
15.03.2017   #personnel management #payment systems

APG Cash Drawer announces hire of Distribution Channel Manager

Global cash management solution manufacturer strengthens commitment to POS channel relationships

APG Cash Drawer announced the addition of Lisa Hughes to the position of Distribution Channel Manager. In her role, Hughes will oversee relationships with channel contacts, specifically APG's distributors Ingram Micro, Inc. and ScanSource POS ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Andrew Carr now heading APG’s European division, Cash Bases...
28.11.2016   #personnel management #payment systems

Andrew Carr now heading APG’s European division, Cash Bases

Andrew Carr and Stephen Bergeron about his new position at the head of Cash Bases

Andrew Carr is no stranger to nor fearful of change. He brings 25 years of experience in multiple technical and commercial leadership positions within IBM and from 2012 forward – continuing through his IBM division’s sale – in ...

Thumbnail-Photo: APG Cash Drawer: Bob Stone is Global Vice President of Engineering...
22.08.2016   #personnel management #Cash

APG Cash Drawer: Bob Stone is Global Vice President of Engineering

Global cash management solution manufacturer strengthens commitment to POS product innovation

APG Cash Drawer, a fast growing global manufacturer of cash management solutions, announced today the addition of Bob Stone to the position of Global Vice President of Engineering. In his role, Stone will spearhead the corporate engineering ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Cask delivering organizational transformation...
03.06.2016   #security #personnel management

Cask delivering organizational transformation

Cask is deploying its leading organization transformation model, aligned with the Axelos best practice methodologies including Resilia

Cask, a leading global consulting partner of AXELOS Global Best Practice, is deploying its leading organization transformation model, aligned with the AXELOS best practice methodologies including RESILIA™. The Cask model helps organizations ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Sock & Accessory Brands Global announces the addition of Brey Williams...
02.06.2016   #personnel management

Sock & Accessory Brands Global announces the addition of Brey Williams

As Vice President of Sales Brey Williams will support the Executive Management Team

Sock and Accessory Brands Global, Inc., (SABG) a leading designer, manufacturer, and distributor of hosiery, legwear, and accessories for the entire family, announced the addition of Brey Williams to its senior level sales team as Vice President of ...

Thumbnail-Photo: The perfect labor storm is brewing for retailers...
08.04.2016   #personnel management #workforce deployment

The perfect labor storm is brewing for retailers

Survey reveals 50 percent of retailers are unprepared for future labor challenges

Amid ever-expanding customer needs, increasing complexity and new and shifting labor regulations, retailers find themselves facing greater challenges than ever before when it comes to managing their workforce.

Thumbnail-Photo: Expanding the role of the trusted advisor through cash management...
08.04.2016   #customer satisfaction #customer relationship management

Expanding the role of the trusted advisor through cash management

Cash management automation improves the customer experience at the checkout

One of the biggest challenges retailers face is the cost of handling cash. Between counting cash repeatedly, reconciling cash drawer amounts, and transporting bills and coins to the bank, a lot of time and money is spent on managing the process.

Thumbnail-Photo: Retailers lose millions each year due to check-out misery...
03.03.2016   #customer satisfaction #customer relationship management

Retailers lose millions each year due to check-out misery

Store owners need to listen to staff to overcome POS problems

UK retailers are missing out on millions of pounds in lost sales by not listening to staff who’ve spotted a vital need to improve customer service at the check-out, according to Miura Systems.

Thumbnail-Photo: Needed changes in existing retail labor model...
02.03.2016   #personnel management #workforce deployment

Needed changes in existing retail labor model

Retail labor study indicates omnichannel challenges are driving a re-allocation of in-store labor

A recently completed study of leading retailer and consumer goods manufacturers by independent research firm EKN highlights the changes needed to the existing retail labor model due to a rapidly changing retail environment led by the rise of digital and mobile devices, omnichannel shopping, and increased demands by consumers for a more engaging shopping experience.

Thumbnail-Photo: Benjamin Beinroth is new CIO at Fressnapf
26.11.2015   #personnel management

Benjamin Beinroth is new CIO at Fressnapf

From 1st of January 2016 Benjamin Beinroth takes on responsibility for the IT department at Fressnapf

The 37-year-old has been employed for nine years at the food retailer Tegut, including four years as Chief Information Officer (CIO), and returns to the beginning of the year in the same position at Fressnapf. He succeeds Roland Vorderwülbecke, ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Absen Europe appoints Hans Christian Stucken as Senior Marketing...
23.11.2015   #LED technology #LED lighting

Absen Europe appoints Hans Christian Stucken as Senior Marketing Executive

Absen Optoelectronics has appointed Hans Christian Stucken as Senior Marketing Executive for its European operation. Based at Absen’s European headquarters in Rüsselsheim, Germany, Stucken has assumed the lead role in the European ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Global fashion Group appoints new CEO for its India business...
12.11.2015   #personnel management

Global fashion Group appoints new CEO for its India business

Fashion industry veteran Sanjeev Mohanty to steer next growth phase

Global Fashion Group (“GFG”) has announced that it has appointed Mr. Sanjeev Mohanty as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director of GFG’s India business, Jabong, effective early December 2015. Global Fashion ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Jonathan Matchett has been promoted to UK Managing Director of wnDirect...
27.10.2015   #personnel management

Jonathan Matchett has been promoted to UK Managing Director of wnDirect

Over two decades of experience working for major retail brands

Jonathan Matchett has been promoted to UK Managing Director of wnDirect. Previously Operations Director Jonathan has been tasked with steering the UK business to its next level of development. Jonathan has over two decades of experience working ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Diversity can improve stores sales performance...
14.10.2015   #consulting #personnel management

Diversity can improve stores' sales performance

Matching levels of racial diversity between store employees and the surrounding community impacts the store unit's sales performance

The new study from the Naveen Jindal School of Management at UT Dallas merges two opposing views on diversity in the workplace, said Dr. Orlando Richard, associate professor of organizations, strategy and international management and lead ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Matrix42 appoint James Johnson as Country Manager...
07.10.2015   #personnel management #workforce deployment

Matrix42 appoint James Johnson as Country Manager

Tasked with driving business forward and increasing revenue

Matrix42, a top provider of software for workspace management, today announced the appointment of James Johnson as the UK Country Manager. Johnson’s main goals will be to drive revenue and profitability growth in the UK market, expand the ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Kewill announces CEO transition
07.10.2015   #consulting #personnel management

Kewill announces CEO transition

Francisco Partners appoints new CEO and COO for next phase of growth

Kewill announced that Bob Farrell has decided to transition his role as CEO of the company to Doug Braun, effective immediately. Farrell will continue to support the transition through December. “I am excited about the opportunity to again ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Smaller form factor and lower costs for in-store analytics...
10.09.2015   #personnel management #workforce deployment

Smaller form factor and lower costs for in-store analytics

Traffic counting and staffing optimization extended with employee analytics

RetailNext announced the expansion of its analytics platform to support Bluetooth beacon-based solutions to identify and exclude the movement of store sales associates from traffic counts and shoppers' in-store shopping paths. The new ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Knowing when power hours occur is crucial for personnel planning...
09.09.2015   #data management #personnel management

"Knowing when 'power hours' occur is crucial for personnel planning"

Interview with Bill McCarthy, ShopperTrak and James Cook, Thomas Sabo

Store employees play a big role in ensuring that customers receive a superior shopping experience. This is why retailers need reliable shopper data to understand key shopping timeframes, including busy periods, and to adjust their staffing needs ...

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