Ease Your Labor Pains at Next Week’s HRSource Town Hall

By Alan Wolf, YSN

Retail talent is getting as tough to find as a truckload of side-by-side refrigerators. Maybe more so.

That’s why BrandSource introduced a sweeping employment initiative last summer called HRSource — a comprehensive collection of customized tools for recruiting, hiring, and retaining top-shelf staff.

As part of the program, BrandSource will be holding its first ever HRSource Town Hall Meeting next week. The virtual event, set for Wed., Nov. 17, at 1:00 p.m. Central, will be hosted by HRSource Project Leader Daniel Abramson, a staffing industry expert, former headhunter, and founder/president of StaffDynamics.

The focus of the online presentation will be on recruiting and hiring, with Abramson tackling such top-of-mind topics as effective interviewing techniques; the latest salary and compensation data; how to implement employee referral bonuses; and the importance of an up-to-date employee handbook.

Abramson will also be fielding questions and opening the floor to BrandSource members to share their own tips and best practices. One such suggestion came from BrandSource member Joe Heslin of Carmona’s Appliance Center in Redding, Calif., during this month’s National Service Town Hall. As the subject of labor shortages arose, Joe volunteered that he’s finding hires aplenty through BrandSource’s partnership with CareerPlug, an online recruiting platform that’s joined the HRSource arsenal.

“I’m receiving between two and seven resumes a day,” he said.

So mark your calendars for next week’s HRSource Town Hall Meeting and let BrandSource help ease your labor pains. Register here.

BrandSource, a unit of YSN publisher AVB Inc., is a nationwide buying group for independent appliance, furniture, mattress and CE dealers.