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Home Furnishings Association
Stay Competitive by Embracing Employee Diversity

It has been projected that somewhere between the years 2045-2050, the USA will no longer have a majority race. This demographic shift is due to several factors, including birth rates by race, the increase in multi-racial people, immigration patterns, etc. In addition, the expectations and attitudes of consumers and employees

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Home Furnishings Association
6 Strategies for Improving Employee Retention

Employee retention is a critical challenge for home furnishings retailers. You rely on the skills and knowledge of your employees to provide quality customer service, maintain strong relationships with suppliers, and stay on top of industry trends. However, high turnover rates can disrupt operations, lead to declining customer satisfaction, and

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Tracy Jackson, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, HFA Chief HR Strategist
Maximize Employee Potential- Strength Assessment Tools

In the home furnishing industry, customers want to be seen and treated as unique individuals during their furniture buying experience. The same is true for your employees. They want to know that you are invested in their career, given opportunities to develop and sharpen their skills, and appreciated for their

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Home Furnishings Association
Common HR Mistakes Retailers Make

With the ever-changing HR landscape, keeping up with the latest best practices can be challenging. However, as an HR professional, staying ahead of the curve is essential to avoid common HR mistakes. In this article, we’ll look at some of HR professionals’ most common mistakes – and how to avoid

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Rene Johnston
How to Retain Employees – Knowing What They Truly Value

Hiring managers, human resources professionals, or retail owners will all tell you that retaining employees is difficult. The current labor market is challenging in ways we haven’t encountered before. Nearly 48 million people left their jobs in 2021. Baby boomers are retiring faster than they can be replaced and taking

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Tracy Jackson, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, HFA Chief HR Strategist
What is the Right Employee Compensation Strategy for Retail?

In the home furnishing industry, many stores are similar. What differentiates you from others is your pricing strategy, product mix, and customer experience. The same thought process for products and services pricing philosophy should be applied when creating your employee compensation strategy for retail. Your employee compensation strategy is how

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Home Furnishings Association
Quick Click Solutions: HFA Human Resources Portal Labor Law Posters

With the HFA HR Portal, you can access state and federal labor law posters free of charge. Discover how this comprehensive HR solution can save your business time, money, and stress! Get an in-depth look at all the features, benefits, and resources included with the HFA Human Resources Portal.

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Home Furnishings Association
Human Resources Portal for Home Furnishings Retailers

The Home Furnishings Association released a groundbreaking tool to help simplify HR Management. The HFA Human Resource Portal is your indispensable resource for managing and growing your business. This tool provides members with important content in all areas of HR, from compliance & risk management advice and benefits information to

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