An entirely new store associate has emerged onto the retail scene. Today’s new associates are both well versed and confident in their ability to put technology – particularly mobile technology – to work to enrich their daily lives. They embrace and integrate new gadgets, devices and applications into their lifestyles unlike any preceding generation. At 80 million strong in the U.S., Millennials are rapidly emerging as the dominant generation in retail’s workforce.
This presentation was originally broadcast during a live webinar hosted by Alicia Fiorletta of Retail Touchpoints and features Dave Bruno of JDA and John West of Workforce Insight. During the presentation, Dave and John discuss and dispel many of the stereotypes surrounding Millennials in the retail workforce, they share their insights on how to best meet their demands and expectations, and they share some new research detailing how retailers intend to leverage technology to be more successful recruiting, engaging and retaining the new face of retail.