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HRM AND HRD OPPORTUNITIES IN RETAIL SECTOR


As listed by experts in INDIAN ECONOMY, the retail industry
is on the threshold of a boom.

This boom is driven by
-enhanced buying power of the middle class
-change in the lifestyle
-foreign investors in the retail sector
-government encouragement for local retailers
-relaxation of FDI in the retail sector.
etc etc

This is going to impact the retailing industry
-about 12% growth in the retail industry
-about 2 million addition to the employment STATISTICS in
the next 5/6 years.

etc etc.

THE RETAIL SECTOR IS A LABOR INTENSE
INDUSTRY.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN TO ''HRM/HRD'' ?

1.JOB OPPORTUNITY.
-there will big demand for HR specialists/ generalists
for in-house operation.
-there will be for outsourced services, like training
etc etc
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2.RECRUITMENT/ SELECTION OPPORTUNITY

The following positions will be in demand.

SENIOR MANAGEMENT
-CEOs
-CIOs
-CFOs
-GM operations
-national marketing managers
-merchandising managers [ buyers]
-HR Managers
etc etc

MIDDLE
-category managers
-store managers
-training managers
-departmental managers
-sales promotion managers
-inventory managers
-financial controllers
-PR managers
-advertising managers
etc etc

FRONT LINE STAFF
-check out staff
-counter staff
-retail sales assistants
-merchandisers
-supervisors
-customer service staff
etc etc
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SKILLS / KNOWLEDGE IN DEMAND

-communication skills
-customer servicing skills
-retail selling skills
-merchandising skills
-interpersonal skills
-persuasion skills
-store management skills
-people management skills
-problem solving
-coaching skills
-staff counseling skills
etc etc

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CORE TRAINING AREAS

-store management
-retail selling
-merchandise presentation
-customer service
-business communication
-stock taking
-train the trainer for managers
-coaching
-counseling
-product knowledge
etc etc
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OTHER AREAS OF INTEREST FOR HR
-COMPENSATION
-OH & S
=====================================
FOR HR PEOPLE who are planning a career in retail

-either in-house
-or offer HR CONSULTING SERVICES

this is a great opportunity for the future.

BE PREPARED TO POSITION YOURSELF.


regards

LEO LINGHAM

this infrmation ws really useful fr me. bt i jst want to know more sumthing abt the scope of hr in ny retail outlet.

this information will help me a lot. Do you have any information about pharma industry??????????

salvin - 
the information that you have given here is really appreciable and helpful as I am looking to build up a future in Retail- HRM

That was great piece of info! I am currently pursuing PGDM in RETAIL and hav an option to choose specialisation in 2nd year.
I am little confused between HR & Marketing
Can you please elaborate on job profiles,career path & more to help me choose specialisation

Thanks!

priyagni - 
hey thanks for the information i m working in a retail sector and i m doing mba so i m thinking for taking hrm as my specialization so can u help me in taking my decision by giving some more information about the prospect of hrm in future

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