There are more than 14 million people working in retail. If turnover is 100 percent and a new hire costs $1,000 — at a minimum — then that’s a $14-billion-a-year problem.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 19, 2013
One Step Retail Solutions (http://www.onestepretail.com ) announced today a series of free webinars on Employee Retention and Engagement for Retailers to help them with one of the biggest difficulties in the retail industry, hiring and keeping good employees. The first webinar in the Series, “Boost My Hiring Process: How to Find the Good Ones” is scheduled for 11 am PDT on Tuesday, April 30th. Registration is limited and retailers can sign up at https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/743321742.
As a leader in the retail technology world, One Step Retail Solutions has seen the effect employee turnover rates have for stores, both small and large. Retention has been one of the industry’s most widespread pitfalls for years, so much so that “standard practice” has been built around it to further support the never-ending revolving door, season to season and year to year.
According to Len Lewis speaking for the National Retail Federation, “Most don’t realize the bottom-line significance. There are more than 14 million people working in retail. If turnover is 100 percent and a new hire costs $1,000 — at a minimum — then that’s a $14-billion-a-year problem.”
A handful of large retailers have recently been cited for their surprisingly low turnover rates and the evident tie-in to their endurance through the economic crisis has been noted. The industry is rapidly realizing that employee retention and training goes hand in hand with company-wide stability and overall success.
One Step Retail Solutions is offering an entirely free series of webinars for retailers nationwide, large and small, new and old, to find out how they can stop the revolving door and truly invest in their company’s future through their employees.
The webinars will be delivered by Tina Praino, seasoned retail operations manager and retail consultant, with over 20 years of experience enhancing employee and customer engagement, operational assessment and strategy, training and development strategies and turning managers into leaders.
The webinars are sponsored by Smart Retailer Magazine and the schedule is as follows:
Boost My Hiring Process: How to Find the Good Ones
April 30th (Tuesday) at 11am PST
The importance of a proper job description, how to create them and how to utilize them. Experiential interviewing, how to zero-in on the right skill set, the right attitude and the best fit with simple strategic questions.
Part 1 registration link: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/743321742
Engaging My Employee’s: I Hired Them, Now What?
May 7th (Tuesday) at 11am PST
Find out what the difference is between orientation and onboarding. Find out what the key ingredients of a sound onboarding program requires. Find out what a learning plan is and which members of your team MUST have one. Learn formal and informal feedback strategies. Learn about mentor programs. Find out how to define career paths.
Part 2 registration link: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/805265014
Engaging My Employee’s: A Deeper Dive, Let’s Get Them Cracking
May 14th (Tuesday) at 11am PST
Learn to create structured mentorship programs. Learn to cultivate learning plans to increase productivity and morale.
Find out about gamification in the retail workspace.
Part 3 registration link: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/403120430
For more information about this webinar series please call Amy Hanson at 818/543-4777 x4116 or email ahanson(at)OneStepRetail(dot)com.
About One Step Retail Solutions:
One Step Retail Solutions is a leading retail technology consultancy and value-added-reseller for multiple Point of Sale systems /Retail Management Systems. One Step Retail Solutions has been the go-to technology resource for retailers for over 28 years, installing over 6000 systems and working with retailers small and large nationwide.