Talent/HR ARCHIVE

Shaky Consumer Confidence Could Affect Seasonal Hiring  Sep 25, 2013 2:06 PM By Erin Lynch

Even though merchants are gearing up for the additional hiring of seasonal employees this holiday, a new report has found that “shaky” consumer confidence and an increased in efficiencies in the retail space could prevent seasonal hiring from hitting the great heights it did in 2012.

Kohl’s Expects to Hire 50,000 Holiday Employees  Sep 19, 2013 1:39 PM By Erin Lynch

In anticipation of the upcoming holiday shopping season, Kohl’s announced that it will hire 50,000 seasonal employees nationally in various in-store, distribution center, and customer service positions.

Stritzke Named President and CEO of REI  Sep 06, 2013 11:08 AM By Erin Lynch

Outdoor apparel and gear retailer, REI, has named Jerry Stritzke as the company’s president and CEO following an extensive national search. Prior to joining REI, Stritzke was the president and COO at Coach but resigned on September 2.

Solving Pain Points of Contact Center Forecasting  Jul 23, 2013 10:30 AM By Bob Webb

Anyone who has ever been responsible for ensuring that the right number of contact center agents are in their seats at the right time can tell you that producing an accurate schedule can be complex. If you are experiencing pain points in trying to produce an accurate forecast, you need a strategy that will help ensure you are maximizing available agents with call demand.

Office Oxygen Breathes New Life in the Workplace  Jul 10, 2013 11:12 AM By Erin Lynch

When Trainers Warehouse first launched in 1993 the most popular marketing tactic was the catalog. But when president Sue Landay decided to launch a sister retailer, Office Oxygen, earlier this year she quickly realized the power social media can have on brand exposure.

Barnes & Noble CEO William Lynch Resigns  Jul 09, 2013 11:45 AM By Erin Lynch

William Lynch has resigned from his post as Barnes & Noble CEO effective immediately, according to a release issued by the retailers. The company also said that a replacement has yet to be named.

Men’s Wearhouse Opens Up About Zimmer Termination  Jun 25, 2013 11:43 AM By Erin Lynch

After receiving backlash from customers over the firing of George Zimmer, the Board of Directors of Men’s Wearhouse issued a statement explaining why they fired him and gave an inside look into the internal struggle at the retailer.

Macy’s to Have 500 Fulfillment Stores by End of 2013  Jun 24, 2013 1:51 PM By Erin Lynch

In what Macy’s is calling a continual effort to connect with the ever changing consumer, CEO Terry Lundgren announced plans to see a total of 500 stores double as fulfillment centers by the end of 2013.

Twitter Reacts to Zimmer’s Termination  Jun 20, 2013 1:49 PM By Erin Lynch

Customers and fans of Men’s Wearhouse took to Twitter this week to express their displeasure in the retailer’s decision to fire founder and Executive Chairman George Zimmer. Here are some of their tweets.

Men’s Wearhouse Fires Executive Chairman Zimmer  Jun 19, 2013 12:35 PM By Erin Lynch

While George Zimmer was able to guarantee the likeability of the suits at Men’s Wearhouse, he wasn’t able to guarantee his job as the Executive Chairman. The retailer announced his termination this week.






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