HFA-QCS The Art of Onboarding
Home Furnishings Association
Quick Click Solutions: The art of onboarding

Onboarding your new team members isn’t as cut and dry as you may think. HFA’s Chief HR Strategist Tracy Jackson offers you some things to consider to help you navigate the nuances of onboarding in today’s retailing environment. CLICK HERE for more HR resources from HFA.

Innovative practices for onboarding new hires_HFA Blog
Tracy Jackson, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, HFA Chief HR Strategist
Innovative practices for onboarding new hires

Finding and retaining talent is one of the greatest challenges employers face today. Having a well-executed onboarding program can be a game-changer! When someone receives a job offer, everyone wants to hear all about it. You get to make a first impression during the interview phase, or the “courting” stage.

Combat Employee Candidate Ghosting_HFA blog_
Home Furnishings Association
How to Effectively Combat Employee Candidate Ghosting

Employee candidate ghosting is on the rise. The practice of “ghosting” is when all communication is severed without any explanation or warning and has become common during the job interview process. Often times employee candidate ghosting occurs due to a misunderstanding when communication is not clear, or candidates might walk

Employee Referral Program_HFA blog
Home Furnishings Association
What an Employee Referral Program Can Do for Your Business

Research shows that the current job market is 90% candidate-driven. To that effect, you don’t pick talent anymore. Talent picks you; therefore, creating an employee referral program can improve your talent acquisition as an HR administrator or acquisition specialist. What is an Employee Referral Program, and why does it matter?

HFA-QCS Winning Talent in a Tight Labor Market
Tracy Jackson, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, HFA Chief HR Strategist
Quick Click Solutions: Winning Talent in a Tight Labor Market

Qualified talent isn’t easy to find when the labor market is tight. Tracy Jackson, HFA’s Chief HR Strategist reveals some tips for how you can come out ahead of the game for finding the right talent to add to your team. CLICK HERE for more HR resources from HFA.

Soft and hard employee skills_HFA-blog
Tracy Jackson, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, HFA Chief HR Strategist
Soft and hard employee skills

Job success usually requires a combination of both soft and hard employee skills. Soft skills are more interpersonal and shape how you work alone or with others. In contrast, hard skills are gained through education, training, or career experience. Below illustrates the differences between both employee skills. Soft Skills Soft

Overlooked fundamentals of onboarding employees_IHFRA HFA blog
Jonathan Schulman
Overlooked fundamentals of onboarding employees

Since we’re all sophisticated individuals running our businesses benevolently and by the numbers, I’m sure you have a robust and meaningful program for onboarding employees. Starting a newbie is never easy. Building an inspired and exciting program for the people you entrust your future sales to deserves more than a

You might also like

More From The HFA

HFA logo with headphones

Congress and the Trump administration are preparing another Covid-19 relief package. The Home Furnishings Association’s Washington representative, Chris Andresen, and government relations liaison Doug Clark

HFA logo with headphones

Everyone is trying to figure out what the “new normal” will look like when your stores reopen. What will recovery look like to you and