Continuous Recruiting Challenges Across the Industry
Hiring quality workers for retail and high volume positions is extremely difficult in today’s talent market. Organizations must have a continuous flow of candidates to fill needed roles, and must factor in increased candidate demand especially during peak seasons. With little control of talent flow, the high cost of job advertising, a lack of quality pipeline, time-to-fill averaging around 30 days, and upwards of 65 percent turnover, retail organizations constantly face challenges in attracting enough quality candidates to meet the needs of their business.
Further compounding these recruiting challenges is the impact of the candidate-consumer relationship. When retail or hourly candidates have a poor experience in their talent journey, they are less likely to buy from a company in the future. This increases pressure on high volume recruiting organizations to give retail candidates an exceptional experience to positively impact consumer perceptions and improve business outcomes.