Loblaw Expects Benefits From Adding Full-Timers
chains in the grocery business continue to rely primarily on part-timers
to staff stores, Loblaw in Canada has made the strategic decision to
expand the number of full-timers it employs.
recently announced plans to move 2,000 part-time
employees at its stores in the province of Quebec to full-time status.
“As our colleagues
are our best asset to constantly improve service to our customers and
are essential to the success of our company, we intend to increase significantly
the number of regular positions throughout our stores over the next 18
months,” Jocyanne Bourdeau, Loblaw’s executive vice president for the
Quebec market, told The Gazette of
for being a solid employer was recently reinforced when it was named
the only grocery retail chain to make Canada’s
Top 100 Employers for 2010. The list is intended
to recognize companies that seek to attract and retain talent in a positive
emphasis on training is seen as a plus for employer
and employees alike.
“In the 29 years I’ve been with
the company, I’ve had many opportunities to expand my knowledge and skill set
by taking advantage of Loblaw training programs and working in a number of
different areas of the business from operations, to procurement, to merchandising,” said
Mike Venton, senior vice president, produce, Loblaw Companies Limited, in a
press release. “Loblaw is a great place to work because of its ongoing commitment
to providing colleagues with the tools, training and support they need to succeed
in their roles.”
Questions: What are the advantages and disadvantages associated with
having higher percentages of workers that are either full-time or part-time?
Do you see a trend to either more full-timers or part-timers at retail
in the years ahead? Is there a correct mix, in your opinion, at retail for a ratio of full-timers to part-timers?
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