Magazine Article | April 20, 2015

Retail Associates' Work, Life, And Your Responsibilities

Source: Innovative Retail Technologies
Matt Pillar

By Matt Pillar, chief editor, Business Solutions magazine

May 2015 Integrated Solutions For Retailers

Regulatory compliance, associate retention, and public perception amount to a pressure cooker for retail workforce managers.

What’s putting so much pressure on retail workforce managers? For starters, a growing volume of federal and state work laws, fierce hiring and retention competition, corporate fiscal expectations, and less-than-glamorous news coverage of retailers’ perceived lack of compassion for associate work/ life balance. To gain some insight into finding the relief valve, we posed a few questions to three of the leading minds on the topic.