How the Pandemic Is Shaping Retail

By Leanne Watson

According to an article by the World Economic Forum, one of the largest effects of the pandemic, in relation to businesses, is the amplification of existing trends and vulnerabilities. In the past few years, businesses had been adopting a significant number of technologies to improve their operations, and the post-pandemic world will rely on these innovations even more. This reality is only one of the many different ways the ongoing crisis is revolutionizing industries — including retail.

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The AllWork Mobile App for Managers is Here!

We’re very excited to share with you our newest product innovation, the AllWork mobile app for managers! This new app can help your managers do their job more efficiently by significantly reducing the amount of time they spend on creating and updating schedules for their teams. We’ve worked in collaboration with our current clients to develop an app that will directly address the needs of remote managers and their team.

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Limited Travel to Stores? We Have You Covered

The past few months have upended all of our daily routines and changed how most companies are able to run their business. For a brand that has relationships with retail partners around the country, one of the largest challenges has been restrictions on travel. Now that stores are beginning to reopen, you’ll need to provide support. In any other year, you could have your AEs travel around their region to support retail and provide the education and sales needed.

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Retail Needs Top Sales Associates, Now More Than Ever

The total upheaval of the retail industry over the past several months has made the industry question just about everything. While some stores are just starting to get back on their feet, and others are in a state of flux, it’s still important to be thinking about the next steps. As customers begin to return, the first few weeks will be critical for reminding customers why they came to shop with you in the first place. Even so, retail will look quite different for a while.

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Relaunching Freelancers at Retail: A CEW Webinar

Now that stores are reopening and customers are shopping again, if you’re a brand, you’re probably thinking about how to put sales talent back into stores to drive engagement and increase sales. Glenn Laumeister, CEO, AllWork, and Amanda Domaleczny, VP of Global Sales, TULA Skincare, recently hosted a CEW Webinar to discuss a case study on engaging your retail audience with AllWork’s technology platform and how you can apply these best practices when re-entering the retail scene.

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Reassessing Your Retail Recruitment Strategies

By Sophia Elise

Among the many challenges the COVID-19 era has brought to the retail space, recruitment is one that businesses will need to focus on more moving forward. Finding the right people to fill open jobs is never easy, but now — with so much about the workforce and our day-to-day lives having changed — there are new considerations. With this in mind, we’ve put together a few ideas for how to reassess and improve upon recruitment strategies given the new normal.

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47% of Hiring Managers Plan to Use More Freelancers Because of Covid-19

Hiring Flexible Workers

The recent COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly had an effect on the workforce, with companies being forced to furlough employees or eliminate roles entirely. Now, businesses are taking this time the reevaluate just how many full-time roles they actually need and how they can tap into the nearly 60 million freelancers who work every year in the US. 

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The AllWork Guide to Restarting Your Field Team

The past few weeks have been an unprecedented time for brands and retailers. Now that stores are reopening and customers are shopping again, it’s time to put sales talent back into store to drive engagement and increase sales. However, things are different from where you last left them and it requires a new approach to managing your talent that you may not be used to.

That’s why we’ve created a guide for restarting this remote, in-store field team. We’ve laid out some of the best practices that we’ve seen working with over 50 beauty brands and the steps you can take to help ensure success reentering the retail scene.

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