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Survey: Retail hiring managers concerned about top-worker turnover

BY Katherine Boccaccio

Chicago — A survey released Wednesday by WorkInRetail.com found that 45% of retail hiring managers are concerned that their top workers will leave the organization in 2012.

WorkInRetail.com, CareerBuilder’s job site for retail professionals, polled 247 retail hiring managers and 654 full-time retail employees in November and December 2011. The survey was conducted by Harris Interactive.

Among the findings, 31% of retail hiring managers saw an increase in voluntary turnover in 2011. Of that group, 64% cited workers getting higher pay somewhere else as the main reason they left; 42% said employees felt over-worked and had no work/life balance.

“Retail workers are opportunity driven, and if the survey tells us anything, it’s that high-value employees are constantly surveying the landscape,” said Bill Meidell, director of WorkInRetail.com. “However, it’s not just about pay. Many retail professionals want a long-term, stable job with opportunities for advancement. Communicating career paths is crucial to retaining top talent and building a motivated team.”

Polled managers cited the following as their top staffing challenges: Being able to retain top talent (39%); being able to provide competitive compensation (35%); worker burnout (31%); maintaining productivity levels (31%); can’t find high-skilled applicants (27%); being able to provide upward mobility (22%); and don’t have the budget to recruit (16%).

Beyond salary and wage increases, Meidell said organizations can offer a broader range of perks and benefits to remain an attractive place to work. According to retail employees, the most important factors in evaluating a potential employer are:

  • Longevity/stability: 69%
  • Good work culture: 59%
  • Career advancement opportunity: 49%
  • Flexible schedules: 46%
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Urban Outfitters unveils second bridal boutique

BY Katherine Boccaccio

Chicago — A Tuesday report by the Chicago Tribune said that Urban Outfitters has opened its second BHLDN store, the apparel retailer’s fledgling bridal concept that first debuted in Houston last summer.

The second store (pronounced “beholden”), which opened in Chicago on Tuesday, features 3,600 sq. ft. over two levels and is located across from the Waldorf Astoria hotel in the Gold Coast. Design attributes include a nod to a 19th century European townhouse with 15-ft. ceilings, grand windows and a spiral staircase. Tech touches include iPod docking stations in the fitting rooms, allowing bridal parties to listen to their own music while they shop.

Urban Outfitters launched the bridal business online a year ago.

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Hibbett Sports launches e-commerce site via Dreams partnership

BY Katherine Boccaccio

Plantation, Fla. — Multichannel retailer Dreams, which focuses on the licensed sports products industry, said Wednesday that it has partnered with Hibbett Sports to become its exclusive online provider for team merchandise in the licensed sports category.

Hibbett’s new online platform is stadiumshop.hibbett.com and represents the bricks-and-mortar sporting goods retailer’s first entrance into e-commerce.

The new e-commerce site consists of an assortment of hard and soft goods products in the licensed sports merchandise category, which will be sourced from Dreams’ manufacturing and distribution network.

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