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Retail Applicant Tracking System

Recruitment in the Retail Sector can be extremely challenging and fast paced. 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.

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Top Retailers Hire Faster and Smarter with Eploy ATS

Top Retailers Hire Faster and Smarter with Eploy ATS

Enhancing Candidate Experience in Retail

Build Lasting Relationships with Candidates Using Eploy

  • Recruitment CRM ► Foster deeper connections with candidates through ongoing engagement
  • Feedback Surveys ► Gain valuable insights to improve candidate interactions
  • Self-service Candidate Portal ► Empower candidates with easy access to their application information
  • Email & SMS Marketing ► Engage candidates with personalized and timely communication
  • Intelligent Job Alerts ► Keep candidates informed about relevant opportunities

Create a memorable candidate journey with Eploy. Its CRM system, coupled with personalized communication tools, ensures candidates feel valued throughout the recruitment process. This not only enhances their experience but also builds a positive brand image for your retail business.

Enhancing Candidate Experience in Retail
Streamlining the Onboarding Process

Streamlining the Onboarding Process

Effortless Transition from Candidate to Employee with Eploy

  • Electronic Signatures ► Accelerate the signing of essential documents
  • Customisable Onboarding Processes ► Personalize onboarding experiences for new hires
  • Secure Data Collection ► Ensure the protection of sensitive employee data
  • Compliance Documents ► Manage legal documents efficiently and compliantly
  • Self-service Candidate Portal ► Empower new hires with direct access to onboarding resources

Eploy transforms onboarding into an engaging and streamlined experience. Its electronic signature and customisable onboarding features ensure new hires are ready to hit the ground running, reducing the time and complexity involved in bringing new staff on board.

Managing High-Volume Recruitment with Ease

Efficiently Handle Seasonal and Peak Recruitment Demands

  • Drag-and-Drop Pipelines ► Easily manage candidate progress through recruitment stages
  • Automated Email & SMS Marketing ► Engage candidates with timely and relevant communications
  • Configurable User Interface ► Tailor the ATS interface for optimal user experience
  • Unlimited Configurable Hiring Workflows ► Customize recruitment processes for different roles and volumes
  • Advanced Search & Filtering ► Quickly identify the most suitable candidates from large applicant pools

With Eploy, managing the high volume of applications during peak seasons becomes a breeze. Its intuitive tools like drag-and-drop pipelines and automated marketing help you stay on top of the recruitment wave, ensuring no candidate is overlooked and every store is staffed efficiently.

Managing High-Volume Recruitment with Ease
Opening and Staffing New Stores Seamlessly

Opening and Staffing New Stores Seamlessly

Strategically Expand with Eploy’s Recruitment Marketing System

  • Talent Pools & Skills Library ► Maintain a ready supply of candidates with key skills
  • Job Posting and Distribution ► Widen reach to efficiently fill new store roles
  • Employee Referral Programs ► Utilize internal networks for quality local hires
  • Geolocation Features ► Target candidate searches to specific geographical areas
  • Interview Scheduling ► Coordinate interviews conveniently for timely hiring

Expanding your retail footprint? Eploy's talent pooling and geolocation features help you discover and place the right talent in new locations. Simplified job posting and employee referrals ensure you find local talent efficiently, making new store openings a smooth affair.

Ensuring Right-to-Work Compliance

Strategically Expand with Eploy’s Recruitment Marketing System

  • Talent Pools & Skills Library ► Maintain a ready supply of candidates with key skills
  • Job Posting and Distribution ► Widen reach to efficiently fill new store roles
  • Employee Referral Programs ► Utilize internal networks for quality local hires
  • Geolocation Features ► Target candidate searches to specific geographical areas
  • Interview Scheduling ► Coordinate interviews conveniently for timely hiring

Expanding your retail footprint? Eploy's talent pooling and geolocation features help you discover and place the right talent in new locations. Simplified job posting and employee referrals ensure you find local talent efficiently, making new store openings a smooth affair.

Ensuring Right-to-Work Compliance
Which channels do retailers use for sourcing candidates?

Which channels do retailers use for sourcing candidates?

Retailers rely on their Website/Careers Site for finding candidates for their open positions, but there is widespread use of Job Aggregators (86%). Professional Social Networks, like LinkedIn, have a decent equal take up of 83%, up from 78% last year.

An increasing amount of in-house recruitment teams within the Retail sector also turn to ATS/CRM/Talent Pooling for help in filling vacancies (61%). Applicant Tracking Systems are an effective way to recruit proactively and help to manage candidate relationships. 

Source: 2023 UK Candidate Attraction Survey

Which sourcing channels work best in retail?

How do Retail recruiters succeed with talent attraction? The Sourcing Quadrant shows 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, it's a great way to bulld candidate engagement. However, all of those channels in the top quadrants are working towards delivering a mix of quality and quantity of candidates.

Social Media continues to disappoint as an effective sourcing channel and is joined by CV Databases. This insight may provide some tips for how to use social media to connect with candidates.

Worth mentioning is that programmatic advertising is a channel utilised by this sector. It is delivering the quantity of candidates but has a way to go to get the desired quality. 

Source: 2023 UK Candidate Attraction Report

Which sourcing channels work best in retail?
How will levels of hiring in the retail sector change in next 12 months?

How will levels of hiring in the retail sector change in next 12 months?

In Retail and other branch based businesses, recruitment looks likely to increase moderately (30%) with 60% anticipating no change in levels of hiring. Recruitment marketing budgets are predicted to increase by just 13% and 54% see no change to budgets to support any increase in hiring. 

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!

Retail sector hiring challenges

The top recruitment challenge for the sector is a scarcity of qualified candidates experienced by over 60% of survey respondents. Addressing challenges to alleviate candidate sourcing will require greater precision of understanding candidate sourcing channels. Other challenges include building a diverse and inclusive workforce, advertised salaries lower that market average and location.

 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.
Retail sector hiring challenges
Award-winning Online Candidate Experience

Award-winning Online Candidate Experience

Retailers know why delivering 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 2022 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.

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