Suzanne Sears highlights the challenges faced by new Canadians in the job market, emphasizing the need for retailers to recognize the large pool of highly educated, underemployed individuals in the Canadian workforce.
The conversation explores potential challenges for retailers, including concerns about exploiting pay bands to avoid transparency and the possibility of increased costs and necessary adjustments in compensation. The discussion also highlights the return of baby boomers to part-time retail positions.
They discuss the December job numbers in Canada and how they pertain to retail. They then discuss what Suzanne anticipates will happen with retail staffing in Canada for 2023 as we continue to see the industry’s challenges unfold amid a labour shortage.
Suzanne Sears talks about how retailers can find and retain staff, what created this situation, how bad it is, can wages fix it, is it just a wage issue, can retail be a career choice for young people, is it going to get better or worse and the recent news of layoffs at Shopify.
Craig sits down with the staffing expert to discuss the most recent jobs report showing record-low unemployment. Retailers continue to struggle to find employees and an emergency situation could take place and stores may not be able to remain open if things don't improve.
The retail industry is facing a “branding crisis” as major stores and owners of shopping centres have been slow to react in closing operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. An expert predicts that there will be significant changes which could shift staffing along with consumer behaviour with some industry segments that could collapse.
A leading Canadian recruiter, Suzanne Sears, is seeing success after launching a membership-based service several months ago that saves retailers and landlords time while also being considerably less costly than traditional recruiting.