ACA Talent Hire Wire

Retailers bet big on seasonal hiring; why salespeople lose business; how to train for success

October 9, 2012 | posted in: Industry Buzz | tagged as: Hiring, Sales, Sales Strategy, Retail Sales, Selling, Seasonal Recruiting, Seasonal Hiring, Entry Level Training, Recruitment, Training, Generation Y
This week in the industry buzz: seasonal hiring is seeing a major uptick this year in anticipation of strong holiday sales; why salespeople lose business (and how to prevent this); the pros and cons of hiring based on experience; why talented young people are quitting their jobs (it’s not always about salary); and how to train employees for keeps.

True Confessions of a New Year's Resolutionary

January 15, 2013 | posted in: Sales | tagged as: Selling, Continuous Improvement, Sales, Productivity, Recruitment
I have a passion for making New Year’s Resolutions. I take great pride in putting them out there every year with the absolute intention of having them stick. So what does this have to do with sales and recruiting? Not all that much, unless you consider how maddening it is to do the same thing over and over and expect different results.

2014 Seasonal Hiring Shaping Up to be Ultra Competitive

November 3, 2014 | posted in: Human Resources, Operations | tagged as: Recruitment, Seasonal Hiring, Seasonal Recruitment, Recruitment Marketing
The holidays often bring good cheer and good profits, thanks to a seasonal boom in sales. With half of US consumers planning to order holiday gifts online this year, in many cases spending up to 16 percent more online purchases, demand for seasonal workers to help fulfill those orders is shaping up to be highly competitive.