How Flexibility Is a Key Recruiting Tool

These c-store retailers have implemented flexible and unique scheduling arrangements.

June 14, 2022

Employee receives paycheck

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Savvy retailers are finding new ways to be flexible and meet employee needs as well as the needs of the business. NACS is hosting a webinar tomorrow on flexible and innovative scheduling as part of its HR summer series of webinars.

Attendees will hear from leading retailers about how they have implemented flexible and unique scheduling arrangements for their employees. Half-shifts for employees who are willing to work but have limited availability, setting shift changes outside of rush hour to cut down on travel time, or authorizing employees to work at multiple locations are just a few options.

The webinar “Flexible and Innovative Scheduling” is happening tomorrow, June 15, 2-3 p.m. EDT. Register today!

NACS’ HR summer webinar series is $49 for all three webinars in the summer series. Attendees earn one credit hour from HRCI and SHRM for each webinar attended (up to three hours in total). Once retailers purchase the series, they will have access to all three webinars, including recordings of previous webinars.

Links to join the webinars will be sent to attendees via email within 24 hours of registration. HREC members get complimentary access to the series.

The first webinar in the HR summer series of webinar took place in early June and discussed how pay timing can be a new way to attract and retain employees.

“We now have a very big shift in the individuals that are in the labor pool, and [pay timing] is something that those individuals are absolutely knowledgeable about and want,” said Carrie Staut, director of business development, business partnerships, Netspend.

According to Staut, about 57% of hourly workers are feeling very financially stretched and insecure. About 150 hours of productivity are lost each year by employees under financial distress, and 33% of earnings are lost per employee every year due to financial stress, resulting in turnover.

Staut explains that Netspend’s earned wage access is a technology platform that allows employees to access wages earned but not yet received though the traditional payroll cycle. The platform includes four steps that are easy to implement. Register for the HR summer series of webinars to learn about these four steps, plus hear about real-life examples of pay timing and how it was implemented successfully at Parker’s.