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How to Hire for the Retail Industry


The lovely world of retail. How do you find those retail stars, you ask? Retail HR. Are you in retail HR? Easy-Peasy.

Employment References in Retail


No, in fact her current wage is $12.00/hour and her title is at a clerk level. HR human resources references in retail Retail HR

Staff Development, Benefits & Compensation for Low-Wage Workers


Those who work in low-wage jobs are often left out of the conversation. These are the people working in retail, food service, warehouse and production. Why Low-Wage Workers Matter. of American workers are in low-wage jobs. There is a lot of talk about the pros and cons of raising the minimum wage in the U.S. 2 U.S.

It’s Tougher at the Bottom: Why All Students Should Work Minimum Wage (at Least Once)

Corn on the Job

To those of you who have managed to survive—and even thrive—in the retail environment, I mean no disrespect. How hard could it be? Hands down.

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I don’t want a minimum wage job

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I’m job-searching, and many people have suggested I get a minimum wage job. because I don’t want to work for minimum wage. I know the benefits of working a minimum wage job (any pay is better than nothing, it keeps me busy, etc.). I don’t look down on people who work minimum wage either.

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Blood On the Sales Floor: When Dress Codes Hurt


Dress code conflicts and incidents of discrimination in the restaurant and retail industries are incredibly common. Wearing the Brand.

On #EqualPayDay Dig Deeper into the Pay Gap’s Complexities


The wage gaps between cis and transgender people and between able and disabled people also remain huge. Gender pay parity is a much needed win.

Jobs Friday: 211,000 Jobs Added in November


November’s BLS report shows all the trends we saw in October – more jobs, low but unchanging unemployment and no gain in wages – holding steady. While most commentary on this month’s report is focused on that long promised rate hike from the Fed, I’m more interested in that lack of movement in wages.

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Overtime Pay: 80% of American Employees are Entitled. Are you?

Sklover Working Wisdom

Commissioned” Exemption – This exemption is intended to apply to commissioned sales employees of retail or service establishments. times the minimum wage. For information on how to initiate an anonymous overtime complaint to the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Monthly Newsletter Library Overtime, Commissions and Unpaid Wage

5 Things to Watch Out for In Friday’s Job Report


In addition to key indicators like overall employment and wage growth, I’ll be digging into the report for information on regional and sector disparities, youth employment trends, underemployment and where America stands in the global employment picture. Wage Growth. This Friday the BLS jobs report for April will drop. Fantastic!

All Quiet On the January Jobs Report Front


As predicted, job growth slowed in January and some of the retail jobs the economy added in November and December have now disappeared. These trends will continue through to the February jobs report, as oil prices show no signs of becoming more favourable to the North American energy industry, and retail continues its seasonal adjustment.

Hiring & Retention in a High Turnover Workplace


Employee retention can be a big problem in low-wage jobs. Industries like retail and food service are known for high turnover rates, which leads to a constant cycle of hiring and training new employees. High turnover can cost a company time and money. So, how does HR help improve retention in a high turnover workplace?

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Is It Worth Going To University?

Career Realism

What do Richard Branson, Alan Sugar, Philip Green, and Simon Cowell have in common? Related: Resumes When You Don’t Have A College Degree.

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Sexism, Jill Abramson’s Firing, and How it Impacts Your Workplace

Ms. Career Girl

That doesn’t make the gender-wage disparity in America any less real. leaving the logic behind her removal up for speculation.

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Don’t Let Your Job Title Define You

Career Realism

This means a life of retail with college loans to pay off, in addition to living expenses. If these students knew they’d wind up in retail, I’m sure they wouldn’t have added a $300 loan payoff on top of minimum wage! College Wasn’t A Total Waste… Even In Retail. In 2013, 1.7 Build Your Body Of Work. Everyone Thinks!”

From Snowboards to Baby Products

Career Shifters

I worked for a winter sports retailer buying snowboard equipment. That I'm horrible with numbers despite my background in retail buying.

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Don’t Let Your Job Title Define You

Career Realism

This means a life of retail with college loans to pay off, in addition to living expenses. If these students knew they’d wind up in retail, I’m sure they wouldn’t have added a $300 loan payoff on top of minimum wage ! Click HERE to learn more about the Professional Emancipation Project, a.k.a. The P.E.P. In 2013, 1.7 Right?

The Last Jobs Friday of 2015 Is a Good One – Mostly


The American economy added 292,000 non-farm payroll jobs in December, but wages fell by one cent. Financial services, travel, and predictably, retail, saw strong growth last month. Slow wage growth and underemployment are two disturbing trends to keep an eye on. One sector, however, continues to shrink markedly.

April Jobs Report Sees a Big Slowdown


Oil and gas lost 8,000 jobs and retail 3,000, while manufacturing added 4,000, healthcare 38,200 and non-retail service work added 65,000 jobs.

New 2012-2022 BLS Employment Projections: What Career Counselors Need to Know

Career Key

Issues continue with unemployment, underemployment , and most job creation in poorly paid retail and service occupations. The U.S.

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my company wants to stop me from discussing my salary with coworkers

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I work at a retail job with mostly hourly positions and low wages. My impression is that pay is pretty crappy all around, and no one feels like we have any power to negotiate our wages. The law doesn’t require employers to allow wage discussions during times that you’re supposed to be working.

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How Leading Companies are Using Big Data to Navigate the Skills Gap

Resume Bear

The book, published by McGraw-Hill, is available for purchase now at all major Internet book retailers and will be on store shelves by November 15.

CHARTS FOR SMART HR PROS: Turnover Is Back to Pre-Recession Levels Across America.

HR Capitalist

On a related note, Costco announced last week that it will be raising wages for both new and current entry-level workers in the U.S. My advice?

Landing an Entry Level Job Without a Degree

Ms. Career Girl

Do you desire an escape from a minimum wage retail job? The post Landing an Entry Level Job Without a Degree appeared first on Ms.

Top Five: Work Perk Watch


But for now, here are five work perk stories I’m keeping an eye on: Dan Price Emptied His Retirement Accounts for that $70,000 Gravity Wage. He’s the CEO who made $70,000 the minimum wage at Gravity, and did so at his own expense. So you may have noticed that I have a fascination with startup work perks. Dan Price!

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The US Economy Added 156,000 Jobs in September


Wage growth continues to be slow but has risen by 2.6% Tech, health care, service and retail are all still continuing to grow. to 5.0%.

Top Careers of the Future

Resume Bear

Eleven of these occupations earn at least $10,000 more than the National annual median wage, which was $32,390 as of May 2008. However, the 15.3

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Life After College: Quick Tips For Recent Grads

Career Realism

The offer letter should have your salary or hourly wages listed before taxes are taken out. Live Alone Or Find A Roommate? Living Expenses.

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Solving The Retention Puzzle (Part 2)

Career Realism

So, fast food operations and retailers determine that the “job” not the “person” is worth $ x per hour – and that’s what they offer. Managemen

ResumeBear: 9 to 5 Did it go out with the Trash?

Resume Bear

By Pedram Tabibi. The image is familiar enough to most: A worker at his or her desk counts down the minutes and seconds to 5 p.m., The U.S. to 73.8

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boss is demanding gifts back, right-wing talk radio in reception, and more

Ask A Manager

Do minimum wage jobs expect you to accept on the spot, rather than asking for time to think it over? I’m retiring and plan to get a minimum wage job to supplement my social security income. Often, yes, I think so too — at least assuming that we’re talking about something like retail or food service work. Here we go….

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What’s the Deal with the Work Opportunity Tax Credit? (WOTC)


The tax credit itself is equal to 25% or 40% of a new employee’s first-year wages, up to the maximum for the target group to which the employee belongs. One of my favorite tax credit programs if there ever was a thing as favorite tax credits is the Work Opportunity Tax Credi t or WOTC. You might be wondering what this means. Ex-Felons.

FLSA Changes and What #HR Needs to Know #SHRM15


minimum wage job and applying it in Oklahoma. Giving America a Raise. Under the proposed changes that amount would more than double to $50,440.

3 SEO Job Posting Strategies to Make Your Listings Pop in 2012


One idea might be “5 Ways to Find a Retail Pharmacy Job.”. Career keywords contained within job postings are extremely important. HTML5.

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WINNER TAKES ALL: Supreme Court to Determine if Pharma Reps Should Be Classified as "Exempt".

HR Capitalist

They call it the Supreme Court for a reason, right? It's supreme. It's the "decider". SmithKline Beecham Corp. and 5:00 p.m. Interesting stuff.

Employment Class Actions Survive Despite Wal-Mart Ruling


Supreme Court decision last month siding with the world’s largest retailer was widely seen as a blow to many other would-be class-action plaintiffs. million current and former workers at the retailer, who contended they were paid less than men and denied promotions, was properly certified as a class. Wage & Hour FAQ] Q. Local.

coworkers leaving love notes for each other, how to pick interns, and more

Ask A Manager

I recently started working in a high-end retail setting selling a luxury item. The company shouldn’t let that happen, although retail is often more relaxed about that kind of thing than an office setting might be. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Coworkers are leaving love notes for each other. What’s your take?

How to Effectively Use Text Messaging for Holiday Hiring and Staffing – Part 1


Does your company offer an employee discount, an incentive for working the whole holiday season, a higher-than-average wage or a fun environment?

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is employee taking too much sick leave, I keep getting surprise raises, and more

Ask A Manager

I’ve been working at a small retail business (nine employees) for nearly two years. Is it appropriate to ask for a wage increase? It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Is my employee taking too much sick leave? I work in an industry that has a public-facing desk that needs to be covered when we are open. Thank you!

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June Jobs Report: 287,000 New Jobs, But Unemployment Up


The US economy added 287,000 nonfarm payroll jobs in June and average hourly wages rose by %0.02 30,000 Retail. to $25.61. 6,000 Mining.