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The retail industry is one of the largest sources of employment nationwide. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, retail employees make up about 6.3% of the workforce and that does not include professions indirectly related to retail such as transportation and logistics. However, even with relatively high unemployment rates, companies are still finding it difficult to hire the right retail employees.
Retail offers ample opportunity for advancement, a fact that is often overlooked in discussions about the industry. The National Retail Federation notes that 62% of retail managers were promoted into their current managerial positions rather than hired from the outside. This suggests that not only are retail companies willing to hire from within but also that finding the right employees starts at the associate level.
Skills tests and behavioral assessments for retail are excellent tools for determining which candidates have the best chance of becoming successful, long-term employees. eSkill’s Talent Assessment PlatformTM gives you access to more than 800 tests and assessments you can use to measure every candidate’s potential Job Fit, or match for the role.
Learn more about how to improve your retail hiring and training with Retail Skills Tests and Behavioral Assessments from eSkill by downloading the Executive Report on this page.