Digital is driving the retail industry into a time of unparalleled change; from consumer buying habits, new sales channels, new agile retailers, to public scrutiny of production and sustainability, retailers are finding themselves in a new and evolving environment. The key question for our community, is how can retailers stay ahead of the need to attract, retain, and develop a workforce that meets the evolving needs of this marketplace?
Taking advantage of the digital revolution and seeing the new demands of consumers, players have entered the marketplace with innovative business models that threaten to make traditional retailers obsolete. With “digital” DNA these players are challenging the ways many traditional companies acquire customers, compete in the marketplace, and organise their operating models.
Retail in general is negotiating the new and evolving environment, however all evidence points to traditional retail being most disadvantaged and impacted, particularly when it comes to levelling the playing field to attract and retain talent. To address these issues and changes requires new thinking and new skills, and HR can play their part by helping their organisations understand how new market leaders are organised and who the key players are. Further, they need to gain insight into how best to attract critical new talent and start driving a new narrative into the talent marketplace and build the talent networks their organisations will need to succeed.
Talent Insight identifies trends, challenges, opportunities and the major players, both businesses and individuals, so you can make better informed business decisions.
We’ll scour relevant talent pools to identify qualified candidates for your talent acquisition team to approach.
From the initial approach to the interview stage, we’ll engage hard-to-find and/or passive talent, screening each candidate against your hiring criteria and deliver a list of ready-now or ready-later candidates for current and future requirements.
Our thorough approach to executive search allows us to identify and secure the high-level candidates who can guide your business through times of transformation.
We provide a fully outsourced process for ensuring leadership hires in your business, allowing you to focus on business priorities without worrying about succession or finding new leaders.
We verify a candidate’s background and credentials to ensure every hire you make is the right one and to mitigate hiring risks.
By identifying the strengths and weaknesses of executive candidates, we make sure only the best join your senior team.
From establishing new talent pools and supporting business growth to identifying leadership teams who can help the company meet new customer demands, our insights will give your talent acquisition strategy an unparalleled advantage.
The Armstrong Craven team are experts in talent research and are always ready to support companies as they grow with the industry.
Source: Retail Economics
19% of all retail sales in 2019 were made online.
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