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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.

Which channels do retailers use for sourcing candidates?

Which 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 Professional Social Networks - like LinkedIn (82%) and Employee Referrals (74%).

Social Media continues to disappoint as an effective sourcing channel, with the number of retailers using it down from 89% in 2017, to 51% in 2018. This insight may provide some tips for how to use social media to connect with candidates.

In-house recruitment teams within the retail sector turn to agencies for help in filling their jobs. This can have an impact on a company's cost of hire.

Source: 2018 UK Candidate Attraction Survey

Which sourcing channels work best in retail?

How do retail recruiters succeed with talent attraction? The Sourcing Quadrant paints a clear picture of those channels that are and are not working. Having a great careers site is one of the ways in which retailers can attract a decent quantity and quality of candidates. Pay Per Click is also achieving above average results, yet it ranks lowest in terms of usage. 

Using a ATS/Talent CRM as a pro-active sourcing tool is delivering decent results, but used by just over half of retail recruitment teams. 

With lower salaries a sector challenge, candidate engagement is key.

Source: 2018 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 could be the responsibility of many people. It could include a mixture of recruiters, talent acquisition specialists and resourcers but often also falls to in-house recruiters, HR business partners and hiring managers. 

With the combination of those involved in recruitment it's important that there is access to simple, streamlined tools that allow collaborative recruitment on the go. That's why, with Eploy - as well as getting an award winning Applicant Tracking System, you get a dedicated hiring manager portal that's easy to use. You can raise job requisitions, view and sort candidates, arrange interviews, manage communications and track every action - and more.

Eploy also integrates with leading products and services in recruitment technology, so if you are looking to multi-post jobs through providers such as Retail Week Jobs, Retail Jobs Board or other top retail job boards we can do that too!

You can't manage what you don't measure

Did you know that only 35% of recruiters in the retail sector regularly monitor and measure the effectiveness of their sourcing channels. We know from the Candidate Attraction Report Research that those who have an active metrics and analytics programme consistently report greater quality of the candidates they attract.

Having analytics at your fingertips where you can create custom dashboards to measure and monitor means that measurement becomes second nature. With Eploy you get complete recruitment analytics built in that cover every aspect of your hiring process - all in real-time.
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.

Like online retailer Boohoo.com, winners of:

Or other award winners for talent, innovation and recruitment achievement in 2018 OnRec Awards
...and award-winning ATS projects

Retail ATS & Talent CRM Case Study
How Dunelm deliver a great candidate experience

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What's your biggest recruitment challenge?

Eploy Recruitment Software is designed to help in-house recruitment teams achieve faster, smarter recruitment. Find out how we can help you meet your business objectives...

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.

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