What’s the silver bullet to recruit the best talent?

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Well if we knew this, we wouldn’t be struggling to recruit talent in the first place.

High street businesses have found it increasingly difficult to recruit talent since the pandemic, scratching their heads trying to find answers to questions like: 

  • How do we attract a retail workforce that’s going to stay?
  • How do we engage a workforce that wants to choose when they work?
  • How can we stand out against our competition as an employer of choice?

And the answer isn’t just to increase pay scales.


So what is it? Well the answer lies hidden in what’s often thought as a transactional and operational function - workforce planning

Workforce planning joins the dots between recruiting, hiring and talent management by identifying the skills needed by the business. And when your solution also helps to engage employees and support a work life balance it becomes the silver bullet to attracting and retaining the best talent. 

How a workforce planning solution can help your talent strategy…

Identify Hiring Gaps.
Identify Hiring Gaps.
Your workforce planning solution will highlight which roles are consistently short staffed, or which hours don’t want to be worked, so you know the roles you need to recruit for.
Attract the Right Talent.
Attract the Right Talent.

Identify your best and most committed people with a workforce planning solution, helping you unlock untapped potential as well as find the right qualities in new talent searches.

Have the Competitive Edge.
Have the Competitive Edge.
Be competitive in the fight for talent by providing flexibility - with self service apps, your workforce can have flexibility in the hours or shifts they want to work, request leave and communicate with managers from their sofas.
Provide B2C experiences.
Provide B2C experiences.

Be an employer of choice with technology that supports your employees work/life balance. Workforce apps allow your employees to pick the shifts that fit in with family life, work overtime should they want to, and request days off.

Provide Business Insight.
Provide Business Insight.

Feed the data from your workforce planning solution into HR and Ops departments, to make better decisions about talent acquisition and retention strategies, scheduling and retail operations. 

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Learn more in our blog

Why nobody can find enough retail talent right now – and what to do about it

Give your talent acquisition strategy a boost with workforce planning

If you're struggling to hire the right talent, have a problem with retention or need to be competitive in the fight for talent with flexible workforce apps, book a demo with a Geek.