Hardware Retailing

APR 2017

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HARDWARE RETAILING | April 2017 14 NRHA News N RHA is awarding two scholarships to attend the fall 2017 class of the NRHA Retail Management Certification Program (RMCP) in the name of one of the program's greatest supporters—former Aubuchon Hardware CEO Marcus Moran Jr. The Marcus Moran Jr. RMCP Scholarship program includes two half-tuition scholarships valued at $6,250 each. The scholarships will be awarded annually to two retailers who embody the values exemplified by Moran. Such characteristics include a pioneering entrepreneurial spirit, a dedication to growing their business, a commitment to the welfare of their employees and a willingness to work together with others in the industry to advance the cause of the independent retailer. "Marcus has been such a huge supporter of the program since its inception in 2013," says NRHA president and CEO Bill Lee. "Without the unflagging leadership and support of Marcus and the Aubuchon Hardware family, the NRHA Retail Management Certification Program would not exist today. It's only fitting that we honor Marcus for all of his contributions to this program." To apply for one of the scholarships, go to nrharmcp.com or contact executive program director Scott Wright at 317-275-9417 or swright@nrha.org. The application deadline is April 21. NRHA to Award Two Marcus Moran Jr. Scholarships for Retail Management School NRHA president and CEO Bill Lee (left) presents Marcus Moran Jr., former Aubuchon Hardware CEO, with a plaque at an RMCP function. NRHA Partners with ZipRecruiter, Provides Recruitment Services T hink about the top three business challenges you are currently facing. Is finding dedicated, quality employees one of them? To help you find a solution, NRHA and ZipRecruiter have partnered to offer independent retailers access to employee recruitment resources. ZipRecruiter helps business owners find great employees by allowing companies to distribute job postings affordably. Since 2010, the recruitment service has helped more than 1 million businesses find quality employees through job boards, email alerts, mobile apps and a quality job search algorithm. Through this new partnership, NRHA members will receive a 35-percent discount off any of ZipRecruiter's three basic plans. Additionally, retailers will be provided premium job placement on more than 200 job boards. ZipRecruiter is the latest organization to join NRHA's growing business services offering, which provides retailers with alternative and affordable solutions to common business needs. NRHA's already-established suite of business services includes partnerships with companies such as Custom Benefits Insurance Group Inc., Member Insurance, Payment Alliance International, RxCut Prescription Savings Cards and Tilson HR. "Finding high-quality talent is a challenge our members continue to face," says Dave Gowan, NRHA director of finance and business services. "The resources provided by ZipRecruiter make this program an essential tool to support our members in solving this issue. Providing employee recruitment services aligns with the association's mission to help retailers become better and more profitable." To learn more about the ZipRecruiter program, visit ziprecruiter.com/nrha, or contact Scott Berens at scott.berens@ziprecruiter.com or 424-285-5332.

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