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
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
Does your company depend on the holiday season? Do you need the Christmas shopping season to make sure that you pay the bills? Are you curious how the economy is doing, and how the government shutdown might have effected retail hitting for 2013? What does the forecast look like for Q4 2013? Well, the numbers are beginning to come in, and it looks like it may be good news for once. In fact, signs point to the highest levels of retail holiday hiring in 14 years. That means this Christmas will be one to remember. Read on
Is your company getting ready to hire more workers? Are you gearing up your HR department to begin screening applicants, narrowing them down, and beginning the interview process? Are you looking forward to all that work? Haven’t you ever wondered if there was a better way? Well, there is a better way. You hiring process can be much better if you upgrade your old heavy paperwork to something more 21st-century. Isn’t it time that you were able to save some time and money with your hiring process? Enter the Applicant Tracking System (ATS). Read on
You’ve seen them everywhere. The people whose hands are glued to their smartphones. They can’t go to a bar, dinner, or even a movie without that screen in their palm. And though it’s easy to see how sometimes they use their phones too much, guess what? That “smartphone generation” is where your next employees are coming from. If you think about it, most younger people are beginning to use their phones or tablets more than traditional laptop or desktop computers. So, what’s your mobile-optimized recruitment strategy look like?
It’s gotten to the point that 1 in 4 mobile job seekers won’t even apply to a company that doesn’t have a mobile-optimized site for their job postings or applications. Think about that. How many forward-thinking, on-the-go potential employees are you missing out on if your mobile page isn’t optimized for iPhones, iPads, Android, and Windows Phone? Here’s another number: 3 out of every 5 job seekers used their phones for job searching in 2012—a number that’s only going to keep going up in 2013 and beyond.
Check out the gatherDocs infographics page for more information on these and other fascinating statistics that you need to know—like the fact that 68% of smartphone users say they couldn’t even live without their smartphones. In a changing world, is your company keeping up? Do you have the right applicant tracking system (ATS) for your retail or service that allows your applicants to easily apply from their mobile devices? The world is going increasingly mobile, and your recruitment strategy can roll with the punches and keep up with the next generation of job applicants. Visit the gatherDocs recruitment infographics page to learn more about how the recruitment landscape is changing, and how your company can keep up with the latest trends.
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There’s a common misconception out there that many retail and service-oriented businesses have been moving to mostly part-time labor in an effort to cut costs in their employee overhead. But hold up! The numbers tell a different story. According to statistics published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, seven out of 10 retail employees in the United States are actually full-time workers. And further numbers from the Current Population Survey shows that the proportion of full-time employees among the labor force has remained mostly stable in the past several months. Yes, the full timers aren’t going anywhere. Read on