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Accurate and up-to-date job descriptions are one of the most important tools an employer has for attracting the right talent for the organization. They provide valuable workforce development information to current and prospective employees about available career opportunities and the requirements to achieve advancement within an organization. It can also

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Successful companies in the home furnishing industry have many commonalities. These companies understand the value of creating loyalty with their customers and employees. No matter the budget, any developed employee loyalty program must be well-thought-out, visible, and encourage the desired behaviors.    Where to start with an Employee Loyalty Program

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Benefit packages that appeal to different generations

Employers in the furniture industry must now reconcile that standard benefit packages are no longer the only expectation of workers. Attracting and retaining employees requires benefits to appeal across a multi-generational workforce.    Benefit packages for four generations  It is incredible to realize that there are currently four generations in

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Tracy Jackson, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, HFA Chief HR Strategist
An Exit Interview Provides Valuable Information

In today’s environment, all employers find it difficult to find and retain talent. It’s challenging for the furnishing industry, with brick-and-mortar locations requiring on-site employees to serve their customers. Losing talent in this market is even more devastating and may indicate underlying issues eroding the company’s ability to attract and

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Compensation Best Practices for Furniture Retailers

Organizations must create a strong compensation structure to attract talent and keep employees engaged. Prospective and current employees want to feel confident that the pay practices are fair, equitable, and transparent. The furnishings and appliances industry tends to attract a very competitive group. Here are some best practices you should

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Tracy Jackson, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, HFA Chief HR Strategist
Train employees using the ADDIE model

Investing in your staff is one of the best ways to give your organization an advantage over others. Keeping your teams sharp and engaged in the highly competitive furnishings industry can be a differentiator. This can be done with an effective learning method to train employees. Following a tried-and-true model

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Quick Click Solutions: 5 Ways to Boost Productivity and Performance

You can get more out of your employees by capitalizing on the relationship you’ve mutually built while also maintaining a suitable level of accountability. HFA’s Chief HR Strategist Tracy Jackson covers 5 simple ways to engage with your team to constructively increase job performance and productivity in this Quick Click

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Company culture helps employee retention

I believe it was management consultant Peter Drucker who said that the purpose of a business is to earn a customer. That might have been true back in the American Bandstand era of sock hops and sharing a malted with your best gal, but I contend there are other, albeit

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Tracy Jackson, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, HFA Chief HR Strategist
Building a Culture of Accountability and Performance 

High-performing teams and organizations don’t just happen. It requires the dedicated efforts of leadership to articulate a clear mission, vision, and a value statement that resonates with the staff. That message must then be communicated to the teams in a way that allows them to see how their efforts will

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