Businesses across the world have taken continual hits from the pandemic, and while no industry has avoided these challenges, the retail industry has been hit particularly hard in the last two years. With repeated store closures and re-openings, changing guidelines, evolving restrictions and concern among employees who have to work in-person most days, retailers have had to find creative ways to support their employees and keep the business running during these tough times.
In the face of these challenges and amidst the emerging The Great Adjustment, retailers need to find innovative and flexible ways to connect employees and keep internal communications at the forefront of everything they do.
Employers have an opportunity to not only provide stability to employees, but also strengthen their company culture and make their business a place where employees want to come to work.
One organisation in particular, Euro Garages Australia reinvented its reward and recognition strategy in order to connect its dispersed employees and create a culture of continuous recognition. Here's a little more detail around this strategy from Peter Fotheringham, Chief People and Culture Officer at Euro Garages Australia:
To further inspire you and help you get started you on your journey, we've pulled together resources designed to help retail organisations attract, engage and retain their employees now and in the future. Visit our resource hub for retailers to uncover practical ways to connect, recognise and support your retail employees. Enjoy!