How to Write Better Job Descriptions

Encourage top-notch applicants by accurately describing the position for which you’re hiring The success of your business is often in the hands...

How to Boost Employee Retention

Finding great team members is only half the battle—here’s what you need to do to keep them Finding the right employees takes a lot of time and...

How to Prevent Theft

Some simple security procedures can protect your merchandise and employees In 2013, a thief came, as thieves will, in the dead of night and...

Trade Show Social Media Tips

Q: What are your best tips for posting to social media from the show floor? A: “I only post new things to social media. New things are a call to...

Industry & People: March–April 2017

COMINGS AND GOINGS Jewelry-buying firm Circa has tapped Jennifer Pearson (pictured, inset), a former vice president of marketing for both Assael...

3 Questions for…James Speltz

In January, James Speltz, the former CEO of gifts and gadgets company Brookstone, was named president of Luxury Brand Holdings, parent company of...

A Somewhat Happy 2016 Holiday Sales Season

Overall jewelry sales during the season rose 0.7 percent, with sales at independents rising 1.4 percent, according to figures from MasterCard...

Retail Therapy: Net Worth

What’s your best advice for creating and maintaining an effective e-commerce site? “Do your homework, find good partners, and have realistic...