Some of us haven’t even hit the beach yet this summer, and retailers are already hiring for the holidays. I guess you can never be too prepared for the most wonderful time of the year, considering around 30 percent of annual retail sales fall between Black Friday and Christmas.

Christmas in July – How Workforce Ready helps retailers hire

In today’s evolving, competitive retail landscape, filling open positions is sometimes a long, costly, and challenging effort. There’s plenty of talent out there, but some say it’s a candidate’s market. So how can you be smarter about hiring new talent? Ask yourself this. As a Workforce Ready customer, are you taking advantage of all the talent acquisition features the solution has to offer?

This resource pinpoints some of the ways Workforce Ready can help you through the hiring process:

  1. Proactively source candidates by posting job listings to your career website and targeted job boards – all from one central solution.
  2. Focus on best-fit candidates by asking pre-screening questions in online applications.
  3. Create job requisitions with automated approval workflows and gain at-a-glance visibility into applicant status.

It’s important to think about hiring year-round – whether it’s Christmas in July or Christmas when it’s actually the Christmas season – because your workforce is your biggest competitive advantage. For more on managing your people and your processes, follow What Works – a blog featuring insights to help you navigate these hassles.

Published: Thursday, June 28, 2018