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Retail Personnel Management

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This course focuses on the personnel management aspects of retail management. Students will be prepared to utilize recruiting and staffing, motivating, training, and ethics concepts to effectively lead retail personnel.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Retail Staffing

    • Identify sources of qualified applicants.
    • Match people with jobs based on personal characteristics, work experience, and skill sets.
    • Survey industry, category, and job type attrition rates.
    • Forecast staffing requirements.
    • Create job descriptions.

    Training and Motivating the Retail Team

    • Develop the components of a training program.
    • Examine the various types of training.
    • Examine motivational theories applicable to the retail environment.
    • Apply motivational strategies to various groups of employees.
    • Identify training needs.

    Sales Management

    • Analyze the life-cycle of a sale.
    • Explain how employee behavior and appearance can affect customer perception and sales.
    • Analyze strategies unique to managing a sales team.
    • Create work schedules that meet the needs of retail personnel, consumers, and organizational objectives.

    Legal and Ethics Issues in Retail Personnel Management

    • Examine the legal and ethical aspects of the hiring process.
    • Examine the legal and ethical aspects of managing employees.
    • Evaluate the importance of balancing the needs of the organization with the needs of the employee.
    • Describe the legal and ethical considerations of the employment termination process.

    Measuring Employee Performance in a Retail Organization

    • Identify metrics that indicate retail employee success.
    • Relate employee success to an organization's profit objectives.
    • Identify performance appraisal techniques appropriate to the retail environment.
    • Evaluate the effectiveness of performance appraisal techniques.
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