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RILA Roundtable: Holiday Season 2021 - Solutions for Workforce Recruiting and Retention
What’s The Business Impact of Not Hiring & Retaining Your Frontline Workers?

Join fellow retail executives to hear data and insights on the labor outlook for Holiday 2021, followed by benchmarking and discussion on possible solutions.

Early reports highlight that retailers will face an extra $223 billion in costs of goods sold this holiday season, with many of those costs being attributed to increases across freight, manufacturing, and labor. Salesforce recently highlighted in their 2021 Holiday Shopping Predictions report that the U.S. retail industry is expected to have a labor shortage of approximately 350,000 workers across the supply chain and stores, as they head into the November and December peak period. Many workers are holding out for, or are leaving for higher wages. But is increasing wages the answer to the problem?

Labor demand outstripping supply is a global issue. Retailers have raised hourly wages and offered additional incentives to entice more applicants. But what tactics are really working to hire and retain frontline labor?

Join WorkStep and RILA for an interactive virtual roundtable discussion among fellow retail executives, on Wednesday, October 6, 2 PM ET/11 AM PT, to discuss the impact and challenges of the labor market on retailers as we head into the holiday season and 2022. In this session, we will cover:

• The labor market specifically for retailers
• The importance of hiring and retaining your hourly employees for the long run
• How to partner with HR teams to drive positive change and challenge the status quo when it comes to finding the right skillset
• The impact of the labor market changes on your business over the next 18 months
• Ways to meet your hiring and retention objectives in this challenging market

Register now to reserve your spot.

Note: Participation is limited to employees of retail companies and consumer product manufacturers.

Oct 6, 2021 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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