Suzanne Sears

Retail Staffing in Canada: Why CERB Worked and EI Does Not (OpEd)

Industry recruiter Suzanne Sears sets out why delays with EI are seeing retail employees hesitate to return amid lockdowns and other uncertainties.

Mounting Retail Staffing Crisis in Canada Requires Internal Growth and Development: Expert

Impacts of the global pandemic are challenging retailers’ efforts to find the right talent.

Meet the Manager Spotlight: Georgi Gvakharia, Country Manager for Ralph Lauren Canada

Mr Gvakharia discusses how he got into the retail industry and what Ralph Lauren is doing differently as it expands in Canada.

Racism in Hiring: Why “No Canadian Experience” is Unacceptable [Opinion]

An industry expert discusses unintended racism in the hiring process and how to fix it.

Canadian Retailers Lack Staff at Critical Time: Expert

And an industry expert says that the industry is in trouble as some retail staff exit the business while consumers continue to shop.

Luxury Careers Spotlight: Meet the Manager, Cartier Bloor Street in Toronto

Ryan Kenny provides insights into his career at Cartier. The luxury brand is hiring this year in Canada.

Survey: Majority of Retailers in Canada Plan to Hire this Year Amid COVID Challenges

A Retail Insider survey included some surprising and concerning results.

Many Retail Workers in Canada to Exit Industry Post-COVID-19 Amid Harsh Conditions: Expert

While some retailers in Canada are offering front-line workers increased pay and benefits, many are not and the outcome will be a loss of much-needed employees in years to come.

Canadian Retail Industry Seeing ‘Branding Crisis’ Amid Coronavirus Outbreak: Expert

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.

Retail Recruiter Disrupts Industry with Membership-Based Staffing Service

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.
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