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Big Guns: Retail Recruitment & Retention

Ever wondered about the advantages and troubles that giant global retailers such as Target have with attracting and retaining staff? Frankly, you may be left wondering after reading this examination of Target’s HR practices in The Australian from May 26. Overall it’s a bit of a fluff piece, giving new Target boss Dene Rogers the [...]

Ever wondered about the advantages and troubles that giant global retailers such as Target have with attracting and retaining staff?

Frankly, you may be left wondering after reading this examination of Target’s HR practices in The Australian from May 26.

Overall it’s a bit of a fluff piece, giving new Target boss Dene Rogers the opportunity to spout a few HR101 pointers. Nonetheless, given that Target recruit more than 7,000 new employees in Australia each year, it’s worth a read to gain a glimpse of the recrutiment, training, retention and career progression models used in a business of such magnitude.

Of particular interest in the recruitment marketing side of things is how to deal with 50% staff turnover – Rogers reveals “…we have to recruit and train an extra batch of workers just to stand still – it’s part and parcel of a retailer’s life.”

Have a skim through here:

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/careers/targeting-the-right-employee-for-retail/story-fn717l4s-1226364684194