How to Hire for the Retail Industry


The lovely world of retail. But behind the groceries, bright lights, jewelry, clothes and mannequins you will find hard working individuals who work for minimum wage in most cases. How do you find those retail stars, you ask? Retail HR. Are you in retail HR?

Employment References in Retail


This is normally a very standard process in many industries but I have found it is not uncommon for retail employers to completely skip this step of the hiring process. No, in fact her current wage is $12.00/hour and her title is at a clerk level.

Workers Must Watch Out For These Types Of Wage Theft

Corn on the Job

Wage theft is a new hot topic sweeping across the United States. The issue picked up even more steam when Donald Trump repealed wage theft protections in March of 2017. Many worry that they may be a victim of wage theft without even realizing it. Minimum Wage.

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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. 1 The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) states that in 2013, nearly two-thirds of workers in jobs that pay federal minimum wage or less are in the service industry. Characteristics of Minimum Wage Workers, 2013.”

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

Corn on the Job

Especially when we discovered that instead of faux interviewing for lofty future “career” type jobs, we’d be pretending to seek positions as Starbucks baristas and American Eagle retail jockeys.

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Urban Outfitters Will Keep Asking Employees to Work for Free


It was once a common retail scheduling practice, but it’s increasingly common for retailers to employ availability agreements instead, which allow for more flexibility for workers, and the ability to refuse call in shifts within their availability. They’re betting that the public’s commitment to fair wages and treatment for all is vastly outweighed by our commitment to cheap music festival outfits and overpriced kitschy housewares.

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Blood On the Sales Floor: When Dress Codes Hurt


” While it’s encouraging to learn that Joey takes employee comfort so seriously, their corporate dress code policies — and those of other restaurant and retail groups — don’t seem to be in full effect on the ground floor.

2016 56

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 Wages“I’ve got all the money I’ll ever need. if I die by four o’clock.”. Henny Youngman .

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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. Quarter after quarter, wage growth has been so slow as to be measured in single digit fluctuations, a little bit up, a little bit down, but for the most part, slow and steady.

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


But not all huge pay gaps are in STEM fields – retail, food service and transportation also have significant gender pay gaps, ranging from 14 to 28%. The wage gaps between cis and transgender people and between able and disabled people also remain huge.

2016 56

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. Wages, though, aren’t rising – and that’s bad. Jobs Friday again?

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April Jobs Report Sees a Big Slowdown


The pace of job growth has been slower in 2016 than in 2015 — it’s down from an average of 215,000 — but most other trends have remained the same: a struggling energy sector, increases in service, tech and medicine and generally slow wage growth.

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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. Career Girl. Stuck in a mind-numbing job, but you don’t seem to be able to escape?

Dollar General’s Progressive Recruitment Policies – What You Need to Know

Corn on the Job

Unlike Walmart, which is present both in rural and urban United States, Dollar General stores serve smaller communities that do not have access to a wide range of general-merchandise retailers. Dollar General Corporation is an American chain of variety store.

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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. Wage growth was flat or sluggish throughout much of the year, as has been the case since the economic collapse. That’s still better than projections, which had put job growth closer to 211,000.

Why Workplace Happiness and Job Satisfaction is Critical for New Hires

Corn on the Job

This generation is not nearly as concerned about pay grades as it is with flexibility and being measured based upon productive output as opposed to a flat wage. It is often said that money cannot buy happiness.

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From Snowboards to Baby Products

Career Shifters

I worked for a winter sports retailer buying snowboard equipment. I should have started the business and quit when the earnings had matched or exceeded my job wage. That I'm horrible with numbers despite my background in retail buying.

2016 153

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. Wage growth continues to be positive but slow, with an average increase in January of 12 cents.

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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.

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. Retail: +22,000. September’s much anticipated jobs report is here and the news is… ok.

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. Regardless of Jill Abramson’s firing, the wage gap is a very real issue, and so is the fact that you could lose your job or face punishment for bringing it up.

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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. Raising wages to improve applicant pools and signal labor markets to address skill shortages. At 5 percent, high-wage occupations ($21.14

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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. For example, lawyers continue to get a high growth and median wage marks in the BLS data. The U.S.

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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. The starting wage for most jobs in production and the warehouse was minimum wage, and the attitude from upper management was that employees were expendable. High turnover can cost a company time and money.

2015 58

FLSA Changes and What #HR Needs to Know #SHRM15


Not being legally minded, I had the opportunity to sit down with Tammy McCutchen, previously the Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division at the Department of Labor, where she answered all my questions while I learned a lot about the new changes.

2015 64

Summer Jobs: What Are My Options?

Corn on the Job

Retail Assistant. Another popular and readily available job is that of retail sales. If you choose this type of employment, not only can you get paid quite a decent wage, but you can also enjoy reliving your childhood over the summer.

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Demand For Pharmacy Jobs Still High

Career Realism

programs to complete several years of work experience in retail pharmacies or hospitals, and specialist pharmacy positions may require applicants to go through residencies of one to two years in length. The median wage for pharmacy technicians in 2010 was $28,400.

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Is It Worth Going To University?

Career Realism

True, if you do not go to university you are likely to start on a lower wage, but the flip side is that you’ll be starting that working life three years earlier than students, and therefore gaining three years’ more wages.

2014 82

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. After a shocking May jobs report , economists, employment experts and market analysts were eagerly awaiting the June numbers, delayed a week due to the July 4th holiday.

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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. It’s illegal for them to retaliate against you for exercising your legally protected right to discuss wages and working conditions with your coworkers, but retaliation can be subtle and difficult to prove.

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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. Remember I said that if college students knew they’d wind up in retail, they’d never have put themselves tens of thousands of dollars in debt? In 2013, 1.7

2013 64

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 Remember I said that if college students knew they’d wind up in retail, they’d never have put themselves tens of thousands of dollars in debt?

2013 64

Found in translation: How you can use foreign language skills to swap career

Corn on the Job

Marketing executives can be found in both the private and public sectors, ranging from the financial, retailing and media industries, to voluntary and public sector organisations.

2016 52

“Is it OK to give notice of resignation BEFORE I fully vest in my.

Sklover Working Wisdom

Currently, I am in the Casino industry; my next job is in the Retail industry. What I can tell you is that it is a large retailer, with no ties to the Casino industry. Overtime, Commissions, Unpaid Wages O.

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Solving The Retention Puzzle (Part 2)

Career Realism

Organizations have always attempted to determine pay based on the “value” of the work performed – not the external factors of what might be defined as a “fair” wage. In Part one of this series , a theme was established.

2014 68

The US Turtleconomy Is Basically Ok


So though we know, as has been the case for months, that retail and other service sector jobs are booming and energy jobs are disappearing, this is a good time to look deeper into the why of it, and to ask if an even more service-dependent economy is what we want.

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Top Careers of the Future

Resume Bear

Occupations with the fastest growth Occupations Percent change Number of new jobs (in thousands) Wages (May 2008 median) Education/training category Biomedical engineers 72 11.6 $ 77,400 Bachelor’s degree Network systems and data communications analysts 53 155.8

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AT & T Seeking to Hire 10K Veterans and Military Family Members

Resume Bear

The positions will be primarily focused on retail, technician and customer service jobs and are a result of AT&T’s continued investment in Louisiana. ” AT&T jobs are among the best in the world and full- and part-time positions include competitive wages and benefits. AT&T * today announced that the company is seeking applicants to fill nearly 240 jobs in Louisiana, including more than 80 new jobs.

Are Employers Listening? Twitter Hash Tags in Support of Raising #MinimumWage


I quickly saw that their #upchat hash tag was discussing the recent food service strikes and the proposed minimum wage increase. Upchat coincided with the picketing by restaurant and retail workers who are in favor of raising the minimum wage, receiving time off benefits and healthcare.

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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. But some employment class-action lawsuits, particularly those involving disputes over overtime and other wage-and-hour claims, are surviving and have even been strengthened by the ruling, as judges have issued opinions arguing the Wal-Mart decision does not apply to a given case. Wage & Hour FAQ] Q. Be our Friend.