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Retailers across the nation are struggling to adapt to consumer demand and new technologies, leading to massive job cuts and thousands of announced store closures. The retail landscape is likely to evolve even further, as tools like virtual reality enter the shopping experience, according to one workplace authority.
Last month’s prominent resignation of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick brought corporate culture and executive scandal once more to the forefront. Despite a handful of newsworthy items, the number of scandal-ridden CEOs who have left their posts seems to be declining, according to data collected by global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.
Attracting and retaining top talent is necessary to build effective teams that are strong, motivated, and a great cultural fit for the company. Employees want to be rewarded for their work, and employers have started to look beyond traditional hiring bonuses and benefits as a means of making sure employees feel valued, according to one workplace authority.
With the all-day barrage of text messages, emails, meeting requests, and phone calls, making any kind of decision or developing a long-term strategy can seem impossible. As technology is integrated more and more into everyday life, employers and employees might find it harder to effectively manage time and complete key projects.
"Older workers could be part of the solution for employers facing a 'skills gap' in a period of low unemployment, said John Challenger, chief executive officer of Challenger, Gray & Christmas, an outplacement firm in Chicago.