Fully Stocked: New Research Reveals How to Attract In-Demand Retail Workers Ahead of Holiday Hiring Rush
The report shows retailers are adopting collaborative hiring strategies, sharing a skilled talent pool and leveraging apps with on-demand staffing technology, so workers can choose schedules and flex fast. Tech-driven talent options like ManpowerGroup Solutions' WorkMyWay.com platform allows employers to interview, hire, train and track schedule preferences across a shared pool of qualified workers. Smartphone apps including Forge and HYR allow workers to swap, drop or pick up shifts.
"Employers across the U.S. are experiencing talent shortages and retailers are not immune as they compete for workers who seek new ways of working," said
View the full report: Fully Stocked: Alternative Work Models for Retailers.
"The evolution of the gig economy and trends around independent and autonomous work are impacting retailers in ways that were unimagined just a few years ago," said Evan Armstrong, Vice President of Workforce at RILA. "With half a million job openings in the retail industry, employers are constantly reimagining the workforce experience to continue providing careers and opportunities to U.S. retail workers. Depending upon what the individual is seeking, retail can be a lifelong career or a part-time side hustle. The battle for talent is fierce and to compete, leading retailers need to consider cultivating a workforce in a tech-forward industry by prioritizing the preferences of job-seekers."
To learn more about ManpowerGroup Solutions' candidate preferences research and practical strategies to close the retail talent gap, read Fully Stocked: Alternative Work Models for Retailers, at https://www.manpowergroup.us/campaigns/manpowergroup-solutions/retail/report.html.
RILA is the US trade association for leading retailers. We convene decision-makers, advocate for the industry, and promote operational excellence and innovation. Our aim is to elevate a dynamic industry by transforming the environment in which retailers operate.
RILA members include more than 200 retailers, product manufacturers, and service suppliers, which together account for more than
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