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In the past 12 months, we’ve partnered with more than 40 retail brands to tell a different type of story about retail careers, how brands support the communities they serve and how retailers are driving an innovative shopping experience for their customers. As the campaign manager for this initiative, I’ve had the (amazing) opportunity to […]

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There’s just one week left for retail professionals to get their applications in for the full-tuition Dream BIG scholarships from NRF and University of Phoenix. As we gear up for the April 8 deadline, we decided to check in with the Dream BIG scholarship recipients from last year to find out how their classes are […]

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With more retailers using online recruiting methods like NRF’s upcoming Virtual Career Fair to hire great talent, job seekers want to know: How can I successfully connect with a retail recruiter online? We reached out to Macy’s recruiting team to find out. Here are eight ways to make a meaningful “virtual” connection with  recruiters: Introduce […]

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You’ve heard of omnichannel retailing – now meet the “omnichannel recruiter.” Much as retailers are working to create a seamless shopping experience from store to computer to smartphone, retail recruiters are now using the full range of digital channels to fill job openings. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were more than 350,000 […]

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We’re not quite giving away something for nothing here, but as far as opportunities go, a full-tuition scholarship in exchange for three short essays and one letter, is a pretty phenomenal deal. Here are five things you need to know about the Dream BIG scholarship program: 1. The scholarship ISN’T for students. It’s for you. […]

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After interviewing a candidate, how often have you asked yourself “Is this someone I’d want to go out after work with?” Or, “Is this someone I’d want to be stuck on an airplane with for four hours?” At the last meeting of the Retail Recruiter Network, the Corporate Executive Board presented and shared research on […]

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Evolving technologies, shifting consumer behavior and uncertain economic conditions make today’s retail environment one of the most dynamic in the history of the industry. Change is constant, and that may make the next generation of retailers feel a bit nervous about stepping into their first jobs. At the NRF Foundation Student Program, a panel of […]

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In retail, making a difference doesn’t necessarily start at the top. Success today is driven by retail teams in stores and in the office that are collaboratively elevating shopping experiences to the highest level. Four young professionals on stage at the NRF Foundation Student Program were proof of just that. Their advice to attendees wasn’t […]

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Millennials get a lot of attention in the retail industry. But how many retail companies are only targeting this demographic? For a consumer to eventually choose to shop and spend money – from any generation and at any company – it boils down to past experiences: how they feel about the economy, their money-spending lifestyle […]

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Do you have what it takes to get your product idea on the shelves of national retailers or sell it online? We posed this question to our NRF Student Association members through the Student Challenge, a case-competition for entrepreneurial-driven students to showcase their business acumen to retail executives. And the results were amazing. For an […]

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