Training trends for 2013
Since more and more of our retail clients have extended their global reach through either licensing and/or company-store expansion outside the US, translation of programs is becoming more important. Translation doesn’t simply mean just converting English to Mandarin or French-Canadian, it means making sure that the meaning in that country is culturally appropriate. We use Agnew International, a world-renown translation company whose translators come from the retail industry in that country. This ensures that the words are in the correct language but have the best appropriate meaning for what we are training.
Another trend is the resurgence of training for merchants. Retail Buyer Negotiation is a critical skill set that can be taught. Our Retail Negotiation Series (RNS) has a full range from essential to advanced strategies designed exclusively for retail negotiation. In addition, helping merchants build stronger internal relationships and personal credibility company-wide is a key objective of our newest Merchant & Support Leadership (MSL) program. Managing the ‘political’ as well as organizational challenges as they move up the corporate ladder.
What are the training trends your company is meeting or creating for 2013? Share your thoughts here or tweet us @mohrretail. In retail, every day is a chance to learn. MOHR!