January may have felt like a year, but that’s because it's the time that everyone - organizations included - wants to set new goals and put a plan in place for the year ahead. In the world of talent acquisition that means reflecting on the previous year, analyzing your data and taking a step back to look at what’s going on in the world around you. Are there hard-to-fill positions that last year’s strategy didn’t fill? Did you meet your seasonal hiring goals? Were you able to increase your retention rates and keep your employees engaged? And of course, what was the impact on the organization’s bottom line?
Do I have enough people? Do I have the right people? Do they have the right availability? Are they happy? Will they stay the whole season?
These are questions that keep hiring managers up at night.
After working in retail management for over ten years, I know the struggle, and the struggle is real. You stop associating the word “holiday” with something fun and exciting. Instead, you have flashbacks to the times you didn’t have enough associates on staff to make a solid schedule, or your merchandising manager decided to move away the week after Christmas (totally not personal examples).
But guess what? Your hiring managers don’t have to go through this.