Find out how to identify the seven types of problem employees and discover effective management processes to assuage their behavior.
You've been in this business long enough to know that the general make-up of your team is in a constant state of flux. The roster of associates you had one year ago probably isn't the same today. That's the inherent nature of retail. You'll always have some turnover. But something you have probably also noticed from your experience in managing people is that there are great employees, mediocre ones, and those who need special attention. It is the latter category of associates that can be the most vexing.
How big is the overall U.S. haircare appliances business? Sales of flat irons/straighteners, hair dryers, specialty stylers and curling irons/brushes to consumers reached $1.318 billion for the 12-month period that ended in August 2014, Beauty Store Business has learned from The NPD Group.
L’Oréal USA is acquiring New York City-based Carol’s Daughter, a multicultural brand that emerged during the 1990s natural-beauty movement. The brand was created by Lisa Price in 1993 and caters to a diverse, rapidly growing market, and has established a loyal consumer following across the country.
Retailers must always be vigilant for an old risk.
Picture this: Someone runs into your store, grabs an armful of merchandise and exits through the front door into a waiting van. The vehicle speeds off before you have a chance to see the license plate. That scenario can happen any time. It’s just one of the many tricks shoplifters pull to separate retailers from their merchandise.
In the last few decades, women entrepreneurs have made significant strides, but research confirms there is still work ahead of them. Last week, the members of the National Women's Business Council held a public meeting in Washington, D.C., to discuss the state of women and business. Attendees explored key findings in the NWBC's 2013-2014 research and revealed that despite tremendous advancements made by women, there are still barriers for women to gaining access to the resources needed to start and grow a business.
The National Retail Federation on Oct. 13 kicked off Retail Jobs Week, a multifaceted effort to push back against long-held misperceptions about working in the retail industry. Through the initiative, NRF aims to continue educating federal lawmakers about the value retail jobs deliver for workers and the economy.