While you are employed, circumstances may have you wondering about your current pay grade and if your salary is in line with similar positions. Lou Whiting, HR Retail Expert provides insights regarding pay grades, bonuses and how to have difficult compensation discussions:
Learning all you can about a potential new job and asking the right questions can help you determine if the position would be a good fit. It also plays a big part in demonstrating your genuine interest in the role while conveying your career priorities. Whether you are seeking your first job in retail, interviewing for a promotion within the company, or seeking a new opportunity in retail outside the company, Lou Whiting, HR Retail Consultant, provides advice on discussing compensation and more during the interview process:
Strong negotiations skills are essential for retail dietitians to possess, as most services and programs you offer require partnership at some level. Previously, we have discussed getting comfortable with negotiation basics, which has given rise to questions from RDBA members on how to handle situations when negotiations become contentious. Today’s article focuses on tips for managing these complicated conversations.
Given retailers’ expansive geographical reach, it’s not uncommon for retail dietitians to manage a team, work for, or have colleagues in a different geographic location. Peak shopping hours create ideal times for healthy living programs, resulting in varied work schedules for retail RDs. The end result is heavier reliance on technology to build relationships amongst teams.
For many retail dietitian positions, the path to internal career advancement may not be obvious. The good news is, you can take the lead to chart a course within your organization for your career and development. To get started, you’ll need to take an honest look at your career goals and understand the skills, knowledge, experience, and personal characteristics needed to move ahead. Here is a list of steps to get you started:
In July and August of 2019, the Retail Dietitians Business Alliance conducted a survey of retail dietitians to capture insights on retail dietitians’ roles, job satisfaction and shopper engagement. In total, 116 retail RDs completed the survey. Today, we're sharing the survey results.