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Retail Applicant Tracking System

Recruitment in the Retail Sector can be extremely challenging. Managing a centralised shared-service that works with managers at a branch level is the goal of many top retailers.

Eploy's ATS (Applicant Tracking System) and Talent CRM is designed to help retailers take control of their hiring processes.

What channels do retailers use for sourcing candidates?

What channels do retailers use for sourcing candidates?

Retailers rely on their website for finding candidates for their open positions, but there is widespread use of Social Media (used by 89% of Retail Talent Acquisition teams) and Professional Social Networks - like LinkedIn (88%).

But three-quarters of in-house recruitment teams within retail also turn to agencies for help in filling their jobs. This can have a major impact on a company's cost of hire.

Source: 2017 UK Candidate Attraction Survey

Which sourcing channels work best in retail?

But when we look at how retail recruiters are succeeding with talent attraction the Sourcing Quadrant paints an interesting picture. Having a great careers site is one of the ways in which retails can attract a decent quantity and quality of candidates.

But other channels, like using a Talent CRM as a pro-active sourcing tool is used by less than half of retail TA teams. Compare this to recruitment agencies working in the retail sector - it's their #1 go-to tool for attracting and nurturing great candidates.

Source: 2017 UK Candidate Attraction Report


Which sourcing channels work best in retail?
Responsibility for candidate sourcing in the retail sector

Responsibility for candidate sourcing in the retail sector

In retail and other branch based businesses responsibility for finding and attracting candidates is the responsibility of many people. It could be a mixture of recruiters, talent acquisition specialists and resourcers but often also falls to HR Business Partners and even hiring managers themselves. 

In fact, Line Managers are responsible for sourcing candidates in almost 40% of retail companies - so it's important that they have simple, streamlined tools that allow them to recruit on the go. That's why, with Eploy - as as well as getting an award winning Applicant Tracking System, you get a dedicated hiring manager portal that's so easy to use your hiring managers will actually enjoy recruiting with it!

You can't manage what you don't measure

Did you know that only 32% of recruiters in the retail sector regular monitor and measure the effectiveness of their sourcing channels. Yet consistently, those who have an active metrics and analytics programme consistently report greater quality of the candidates they attract.

With Eploy you get complete recruitment analytics built in. You can create dashboards that measure and monitor, in real-time, every aspect of your hiring process.
You can't manage what you don't measure
Award-winning Online Candidate Experience

Award-winning Online Candidate Experience

Retailers know why delievering a great customer experience is vital - whether it's in-store or online. And it's no different with their recruitment - quite often your customers are your potential candidates too!

At Eploy we've helped many retailers provide a retail level experience for their online applicants, and with Eploy's Award Winning Candidate Portal (OnRec 2017 Award - Best Candidate Experience) you'll be off to a flying start.

Because Eploy is not just a recruitment management system, your candidate journey can be seamlessly integrated into your website, or dedicated careers site. Download the Eploy brochure and discover faster, smarter recruitment management software.

...and award-winning ATS projects

As well as winning awards for our software, we've helped our customers deliver award-winning recruitment solutions too.

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...and award-winning ATS projects

Candidate Drop-out Rate Reduced by 61%
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We believe

Finding candidates who are the perfect fit for your roles is always challenging. Fortunately Eploy’s world-class applicant tracking system and recruitment software makes it much, much easier. 

Eploy applicant tracking system & recruitment software is precision-engineered to work on every platform and add value to every stage of the recruitment journey. We automate and simplify processes to attract, engage and employ candidates quickly. With a high degree of measurability, you can track costs and identify performance gaps accurately.

Our software is reinforced with market-leading mentoring and cross-sector expertise so you get training and support to achieve a powerful commercial advantage.