If you’re a retail store manager or owner, one of your biggest challenges is likely staffing your business for the holiday season. This is the most important time of year for the retail industry. According to ShopperTrak, consumers spent $22.23 billion dollars over Black Friday and the following weekend in 2013. Missing out because you’re understaffed for the holiday rush could mean the difference between making a profit and taking a loss for the year. Read on
A quick search of the top hourly job boards will illustrate that most companies are using boring hourly job descriptions that are broad and too generic to attract ideal candidates for open positions. You’ll also find that many of them look shockingly similar- in fact they’re exactly the same! Read on
As a corporate recruiter, you face many challenges when it comes to finding the perfect employees for the hourly positions that your company has available. You usually find that you have plenty of applicants to choose from, but the volume of applications you receive can be quite overwhelming. You’re then forced to wade through the hundreds of applications received, all the while searching for the diamond in the rough that will make a difference for your company.
Are you going to be looking to hire new employees? Well you better keep your recruiting strategy fresh and creative if you want to succeed. And while it is very important for your company to have its own voice, it is also critical to know the recruiting trends that are coming, because they can help you better plan and increase your chances of success. You can never be certain about the future; however, these trends can help you prepare for the most likely outcomes.
One major change that’s coming down the line is that hiring is predicted to get more expensive. That’s right, many of the areas of growth in hiring have been in high-demand fields like technology, healthcare, and finance—and that means the most qualified applicants are snapped up quickly. Another way that hiring is going to change is the ways that employers are going to get the word out about job openings. Hiring experts recommend that businesses treat their recruiting as they would their marketing. That is, develop your brand so that job seekers are coming to you because they think it will be an amazing experience, not because you simply need to hire someone.
Is your business looking to hire some new people? Still looking for some last minute retail staff for the holidays? Are you trying to attract the widest and most qualified group of job applicants? It can be pretty difficult to find the employees you want quickly—try asking an HR head sometime. But the thing is, so many companies really shoot themselves in the foot when it comes to getting the word out about their job openings. It’s almost 2014, and a HELP WANTED sign isn’t going to cut it anymore. And half-hearted online posts on a few websites like Monster aren’t going to be enough, either. So how can you skate to where the puck is going to be, rather than where it is? The answer is mobile. Mobile career pages and mobile job applications. Read on
Is your business planning on hiring any new employees in the upcoming year? Do you see yourself growing? How is your hiring process? Is your HR as streamlined as you would like it to be? How much does it cost to hire a new employee, anyway? How much money and time do you think you could save if you found a better way? Well, it’s the 21st century now, and there is a better way. You don’t have to be stuck with old outdated paper filing methods and red tape. And get this—you can sign up for a trial run absolutely FREE! Read on
Are you in retail? Do you work in brick-and-mortar store locations? Do you ever get worried that online sales sites such as Amazon are endangering the future of your business? Does the growth in online shopping concern you? Do you ever think that, just maybe, Cyber Monday might completely replace Black Friday? Many retail businesses are concerned about the rise in online shopping among American consumers. But reports of brick-and-mortar’s death have been greatly exaggerated. Though online shopping is growing, that doesn’t mean that people aren’t shopping in person. That’s why online shopping accounts for only 6 percent of all retail sales. Read on
Are you involved in the retail or services sector? Have you been hiring lately—especially as the holiday season ramps up? The economy has been improving lately for all sectors of business, including retail. But that means that turnover is increasing too. In fact, in 2012 20 percent of American retail companies experienced growth in turnover. So what does that mean for hiring managers or HR people? Well, you should know that it’s incredibly expensive to replace a worker. It can cost up to $4,291 to replace an hourly worker—that’s equivalent to 3 months of pay for a full-time employee who works at $8 an hour! Read on
Are you involved in recruiting or HR in general? Are you concerned about the rates of unemployment in the United States? Well, while the economy still hasn’t recovered all the way to pre-recession levels, there are some surprising winners in the latest statistics. One leading area of job growth? US manufacturing. Read on
What does hiring look like for your business in the next month? Will you be adding some more employees, like seasonal cashiers, stockers, and other help for the holiday retail season? How many of them do you think you’ll keep on after the holiday season? And how does that affect your hiring practices? Most retailers, stores, and delivery companies have to hire extra help around the holidays. There just isn’t enough help. And that’s why retail hiring is growing this year. In October, hiring for retail positions hit a 3-year high. Read on