Retail management hiring: What’s the problem?

Conversations about the challenges of hiring new management into retail careers have been going on as long as I can remember. Here’s the latest iteration, from a recent RetailWire post:

First, any discussion of a retail career must focus on store management vs. “headquarters.” Consolidation in the industry over the past twenty years has made retail movement in corporate headquarters more difficult to achieve. At the same time, many retail organizations have very narrow pyramids of career advancement: It may be easy to get the first job but hard to achieve real career progress in five to ten years.

 

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