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February 19, 2018
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How Walmart is changing its HR and people approach
How Walmart is changing its HR and people approach
Canney (Walmart)
Walmart is adjusting its HR strategy as it competes with online retailers and changes in how its customers behave, says Jacqui Canney, Walmart executive vice president, global people division. The company is paying higher wages, giving employees more flexibility, providing continuous feedback and creating cross-functional teams at Walmart's headquarters.
Human Resource Executive (2/9) 
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Planning a retail career? Think tech
Retailers including Best Buy, Home Depot, Kroger and Nordstrom are ramping up recruiting of experienced tech professionals and graduates who majored in technology fields. The retail tech revolution is creating job opportunities in specialties including customer experience, software development and data analysis.
Forbes (2/13) 
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Talk benefits to perk up the job offer
Talk benefits to perk up the job offer
Negotiate for perks to improve the compensation package before taking a new gig, writes Rebecca Koenig. Benefits could include a company car, more vacation or the flexibility to work remotely.
U.S. News & World Report (2/15) 
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Retailers on the Rise
Lowe's, Home Depot to hire over 133K seasonal employees
Lowe's, Home Depot to hire over 133K seasonal employees
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Home Depot and Lowe's have launched their annual spring hiring sprees, planning to add more than 80,000 and 53,000 seasonal staffers, respectively. The tighter labor market could make filling posts tougher, so Home Depot has eased recruitment by letting people apply for jobs and schedule interviews via smartphone.
CNBC (2/14),  Bloomberg (free registration) (2/14) 
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Wegmans, Publix, Nugget make Fortune's top workplace list
Wegmans, Publix and Nugget Markets have earned places in Fortune magazine's list of 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2018. All three grocers have managed to make the list, based on employee survey results, for at least nine years running.
Progressive Grocer (2/15),  Winsight Grocery Business (2/15) 
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Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulukaya on what drives company success
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NRF Foundation partners with the National Association of Workforce Boards
In an effort to strengthen the relationship between the retail industry and the nation's workforce development boards, the NRF Foundation recently announced a partnership with the National Association Workforce Boards. Learn more about the partnership.
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