Today’s post comes to us from the Executive Director of The Workforce Institute, Dr. Chris Mullen: Have you started your holiday shopping yet, or have you even begun to think about it? Retailers have — and they’re already busy navigating how to attract talented associates who will help meet consumer demand this holiday shopping season.
Workforce Institute board member John Frehse writes about how American's basements broke the supply chain during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Today's post is courtesy of our board member, Mark Wales. Recently, we’ve seen increasing pressure on retail profitability. Declining traffic and retention, combined with increasing labor costs, higher customer expectations, and the need for more frequent investments in technology and store renovations, are all making survival in the retail jungle a real challenge. The result is that more … Continue reading A Lifeline for Retailers in a Challenging Climate
Today's guest post is by our board member, Mark Wales. Mark is an expert in workforce management for the retail industry. Here he shares his perspective on how retailers and services providers are looking to their workforce as a strategic asset and not just an expense to be minimized. Recently at an International Workforce Management … Continue reading Seismic Shift – Waking Up to the Strategic Value of Workforce Management