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Features: Shared Success Traits

Want to have the best retail employees? Check out these traits to see if your staff has what it takes to succeed.

It's natural to look at your team and readily pick out your top performers, identify your mediocre ones and, of course, sigh with frustration at your worst associates. Obviously, the best ones are your keepers. They make your managerial life easier and ensure that everything runs smoothly. As for those in the middle, frankly, they're your worker bees. They simply get the job done with at least the minimum requirements of the job. Then there are those low performers. They're the banes of your existence. They sap your energy and your patience.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Beauty Pitch Final 5

Who will walk away from PBA’s Beauty Week with the deal of a lifetime?

This year’s Professional Beauty Association (PBA) Beauty Week, hosted by Cosmoprof North America, will kick off with an event unlike any other. Its much-anticipated Beauty Pitch event will feature five finalists presenting their businesses, before a live audience, to a celebrity panel and potential investors with the ultimate goal of taking their company to the next level.

Indie Beauty Expo to Debut in New York City

The Indie Beauty Expo—a new business-to-business and consumer event featuring “independent beauty brands”—will take place Aug. 27 at The Altman Building (135 West 18th St.) in New York City. It’s for brands, retailers, buyers and consumers.

iBE’s co-founders are Jillian Wright of Jillian Wright Clinical Skin Spa in New York City and Jillian Wright Skincare, and Nader Naeymi-Rad, CEO of Vesture, a luxury fashion company.