Some Full-Timers Kept after Holiday Hiring?

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What does hiring look like for your business in the next month? Will you be adding some more employees, like seasonal cashiers, stockers, and other help for the holiday retail season? How many of them do you think you’ll keep on after the holiday season? And how does that affect your hiring practices? Most retailers, stores, and delivery companies have to hire extra help around the holidays. There just isn’t enough help. And that’s why retail hiring is growing this year. In October, hiring for retail positions hit a 3-year high. Read on

What Does Online Retail Mean for the 2013 Holidays?

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Does your business work in retail? Are you ever concerned that your brick-and-mortar stores might be facing too much competition from online retailers like Amazon? There’s no denying that the face of retail is changing, and it’s online retailers that are pushing the most change. For example, Bloomberg claims that Black Friday is becoming less important as more people are shopping online—with less importance in Cyber Monday, too, as consumers shop all weekend online and on their mobile devices.  Read on

Holiday Retail Hiring Looks Optimistic

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Does your company depend on the holiday season? Do you need the Christmas shopping season to make sure that you pay the bills? Are you curious how the economy is doing, and how the government shutdown might have effected retail hitting for 2013? What does the forecast look like for Q4 2013? Well, the numbers are beginning to come in, and it looks like it may be good news for once. In fact, signs point to the highest levels of retail holiday hiring in 14 years. That means this Christmas will be one to remember. Read on

Get the Word Out For Your Hiring

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How is your company spreading the word about your job openings? Do you advertise, take out a post in Craigslist, hire a promotions company or consultant? Do you post your jobs to websites like Monster? Do you know if you’re doing the best you can when it comes to getting the most applicants that you can? Do you want more applicants, and stronger applicants to apply for your open positions? Well, one great place to start is your career page. If prospective employees visit your website, will they see the job page? What do they see if they click on it? How about when they come to your business physically? How can you make it easier for them to learn about your jobs and apply for them? Read on

How To Attract Great Employees? Show Them You Actually Care!

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Is your company looking to fill some positions soon? Do you want the best and most talented people possible? Are you looking in the right places? How do you get the top talent in your industry, anyway? Companies need the best employees in order to thrive. It’s as true for retailers and hospitality companies as it is for Fortune 500 companies or tech giants. But your company needs to offer the right things in order to entice the right people. Here are some ways you can hire the best people: Read on

Think You Know Your Stuff? 3 Tips for Hiring

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Is your business expanding? Needing more hands on deck? Looking for ways to woo the best employees? Needing some extra oomph in your HR? Lots of businesses are frequently looking to hire new talent, which means they’re constantly hiring. You’d think with all that practice, most businesses would get good at it, right? Well, there’s a lot that most companies can improve on when it comes to hiring and HR. Here are three tips for the best in hiring: Read on

Only A Few Shopping Days Left Til Christmas: Retail Forecasts

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Are you involved in retail? Does your business depend on the holiday season? Are you concerned about the upcoming 2013 holiday season? Is Santa going to come this year for all the good boys and girls? There are lots of businesses that are getting worried about the upcoming Christmas shopping season. And there are reasons to be a little nervous. First of all, Thanksgiving is very late this year. Because there are five Thursdays in November, Thanksgiving falls near the end of the month—on the 28th. That leaves less than 30 shopping days between Thanksgiving and the winter holidays. Read on

Don’t Let Your Interview Process Suck!

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Is your business looking to hire more workers—like for the upcoming holiday shopping season, for instance? Is your HR gearing up to do interviews and screening applications? Are you dreading the interviewing process? Well, let’s face it—interviews kind of suck. But the good news is that you can improve your interviews, too, so that they’re more beneficial for both the applicants and for your business. Ready to learn more about how to improve your interviews? Here are three tips for better interviews: Read on

How Minimum Wage Impacts Retailers

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Is your company in retail? Are you looking to hire more employees? Are you concerned about the various campaigns around the country to raise the state minimum wages? Would you like to learn more about how minimum wage laws can impact businesses, especially in retail industries? Well, the good news is that there might be less to worry about than you might think—especially if your company is a small business in the retail sector. Don’t fear the minimum wage. Read on

Control Your Hiring Process from One Screen

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Is your company getting ready to hire more workers? Are you gearing up your HR department to begin screening applicants, narrowing them down, and beginning the interview process? Are you looking forward to all that work? Haven’t you ever wondered if there was a better way? Well, there is a better way. You hiring process can be much better if you upgrade your old heavy paperwork to something more 21st-century. Isn’t it time that you were able to save some time and money with your hiring process? Enter the Applicant Tracking System (ATS). Read on