PREIT, American Express team to launch gift-card program at malls
Philadelphia Mall owner Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PREIT) said Thursday that it has introduced a new American Express mall gift card that will be redeemable nationwide.
“The new PREIT Mall American Express Gift Card is redeemable in all of our malls, as well as most retail and restaurant locations nationwide, which offers greater flexibility for our shoppers and corporate clients’ gift-giving needs,” said Judy Trias, PREIT VP retail marketing.
PREIT Mall American Express Gift Cards will be available for purchase at 39 PREIT owned and managed malls.
Starbucks launches in-store digital network
Seattle — Starbucks on Wednesday launched an in-store digital network for customers with mobile devices, in a partnership with Yahoo.
The network will provide customers with six channels: News, Entertainment, Wellness, Business & Careers, My Neighborhood and Starbucks. It is powered by free WiFi and developed for screens big and small. Customers with WiFi enabled laptops, tablets or smartphones can visit the network while in line or while enjoying their favorite beverage in the cafe.
Century 21 automates hiring process with Kronos solution
Chelmsford, Mass. — Century 21 Department Stores has chosen Kronos’ selection and hiring solution to manage the end-to-end hiring process for its 3,500 employees. With the solution, the retailer anticipates a 50% reduction in the time it currently spends on hiring new employees for its retail stores and corporate office.
Century 21 Stores was looking for a way to reduce turnover and make smarter hires. The Kronos solution allows the organization to focus only on the best applicants for Century 21 by offering managers and recruiters for Century 21 stores guidance, structured interview guides, and assessment results aimed at making the best hiring decision.
The solution also will enable Century 21 to improve workforce productivity by automating the entire hiring process, from receiving electronic applications and resumes to complete onboarding with e-Signature.
"The primary reason we selected Kronos is that it provides an end-to-end solution for both our corporate and store employees and its behavioral assessments,” said Jenifer Thoma, director, human resources, Century 21 Stores.