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How to fix the recruitment problems in the retail sector

Posted by Jay Staniforth on 31-Mar-2016 10:00:00


There are a number of recruitment pains that are particularly hard-hitting for those operating in the retail sector, with the primary cause being the sheer volume of applications that they receive on average in comparison to some other sectors. Those in the retail sector currently employ more than any other private sector employer, employing 10% of the UK population (Labour market review).

When it comes to recruitment in the retail sector, businesses have a specific set of issues to deal with, and the fact that many retail businesses are still operating their recruitment processes using outdated methods, such as paper applications, it’s no wonder that panic can set in during seasonal periods of hiring when staff numbers are temporarily increased; not managing this effectively can lead to an under-staffed store, excessive queues, half empty shelves and many other problems, inevitably resulting in a poor experience for customers and a black mark against their brand.

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Topics: Retail

“No technical talk, no jargon – just really easy technology” said The Original Factory Shop as they appointed Vacancy Filler to provide their Applicant Tracking System.

Posted by Ed Hull on 23-Mar-2016 10:31:34

The Original Factory Shop is the original off-price retailer, bringing the UK quality brands at discount prices. The company has been growing since it was founded in 1969; it currently has more than 200 stores however this number is set to dramatically increase over the coming years as the company expands and grows.


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Topics: Order Announcement, Retail