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How to fix the Recruitment Problems in the Retail Sector


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of issues to deal with, and the fact that many retail businesses are still operating their recruitment processes using outdated methods, such as paper applications, it’s no wonder that panic can set in during seasonal periods of hiring when staff numbers are temporarily increased; not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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