U.S. Retail Candidate Preferences

For retailers in the U.S., the pursuit for talent is as competitive as ever. Sales representatives, including retail positions, have been among the top 10 most challenging jobs to fill for 11 consecutive years.

A report from ManpowerGroup Solutions and the Retail Industry Leaders Association explores how retailers can satisfy the needs and wants of these in-demand candidates, who rank workplace flexibility as a top priority.

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Retail Industry Leaders Association

The Retail Industry Leaders Association is a trade association of the leading retail companies in each retail vertical and the premier advocate for America’s most sophisticated retailers

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Report

Inside the Heads of Job Seekers: U.S. Retail Candidate Preferences

U.S. retail candidates value workplace flexibility and the ability to choose a schedule that fits their lifestyle above all else, based on research from ManpowerGroup Solutions and the Retail Industry Leaders Association.

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Skip the Short-Staffed Season

As the talent shortage continues, work models shift and candidate expectations change, retailers should consider how to evolve their seasonal hiring strategies.

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Success Story

Benchmarking and Market Knowledge Lead to Improved Recruiting and Performance of Retail Managers

As a Latin American optical retailer rapidly expanded into 40 countries, it selected ManpowerGroup Solutions to develop a recruitment and retention strategy for store managers at nearly 130 locations in Colombia.

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Success Story

In-Country Presence and Expansive Resources Enable 1,400 Retail Hires Within 10 Weeks

ManpowerGroup Solutions helped a major worldwide retailer transition 1,400 outsourced positions to permanent roles within 10 weeks in Costa Rica.

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Explore Global Candidate Preferences

ManpowerGroup Solutions surveyed nearly 14,000 individuals from 19 countries to better understand how companies can leverage global candidate preferences. Results provide new insights into major trends impacting recruitment and retention, including differences by gender, age and region.

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