Retail Recruiting for the Evolving Landscape

The retail landscape is rapidly evolving. Consumer trends, like shopping and researching online, social commerce, and changing expectations in terms of technology and social responsibility work together to shape brands and redefine talent needs. Even though online sales only account for 15% of total retail sales in the US, e-commerce is increasingly driving shopping habits. Statista predicted that by 2022 e-commerce sales would account for close to 20% of all retail sales worldwide. By 2026, online sales are expected to make up nearly a quarter of all retail sales worldwide.

As consumer goods CEOs recognize the increasing roles of technology and online marketing for retail success, they also place a higher value on discovering talent with the key skills needed to move the company forward. Hire Velocity helps you be successful with sophisticated retail recruitment methodologies designed to attract and retain the talent you need to increase profit margins, outperform the competition, and place your business at the forefront of today’s retail trends.

Sophisticated Retail Recruitment Leaders to Drive Growth

Our retail executive search strategies are designed to attract and retain leaders with a vision who can integrate online and offline marketing methods and meet changing consumer demands. Our retained and specialty search solutions seek out creative thinkers who have the knowledge, experience, and leadership skills to adapt to a continuously evolving environment for retail and consumer products.

Professional and Specialist Retail Positions


The shift to omnichannel shopping requires greater sensitivity to brand positioning, social media engagement, technology capabilities, and consumer expectations.

With the accelerated retail innovation, we partner with you to implement recruitment strategies to:

Assess available talent

Analyze the changing market

Evaluate your employer brand

Our team creates a customized talent acquisition solution that will attract professionals with the skills and experience needed to meet the demands of the retail marketplace.

Custom recruiting strategy and solutions to attract and hire quality employees.

Solutions that identify exceptional talent and align with your objectives and goals.

Marketing services that reinforce employer brand while attracting top talent.

Groom the Trail for an Exhilarating Ride

Are you ready to ride miles of groomed trails? Our recruiters will groom the trail for your team’s exhilarating ride to the talented team members that you’re looking for.

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Retail Hiring and Hospitality Hiring: Recruiting Trends and Use of Tech

Technology is changing the retail and hospitality industries by influencing the way we shop, where we eat and stay and how we recruit for these industries today. Believe it or not, retail hiring involves more tech roles than any other non-tech industry.

Hire Velocity by the Numbers

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Seasonal Recruitment: Strong Talent Acquisition Beyond The Holidays

Seasonal recruitment cycles affect retail businesses and their hiring strategy all year. Hire Velocity helps clients keep talent acquisition going year-round.

Front-Line Employees for an Increasingly Complex Sales Environment

As large-volume front-line retail positions evolve into more complex roles, companies need a reliable talent pipeline to fill open positions with skilled, savvy workers who can stay abreast of the unpredictable pace of changing consumer expectations. Our flexible, scalable recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) solutions leverage decades of experience in the retail industry and deliver enhanced quality of hire, increased retention rates, improved candidate experiences, and reduced hiring costs.

Retail Recruitment Analytics & Trends

The landscape of the retail industry has changed over the years with the increase in technology. The future of retail recruitment will see a rise in tech recruiting to accommodate retailers. On average it takes 24.6 days to fill a retail position.

Scalable Recruitment and Staffing Solutions Case Study: Retail Wireless Tech Company

Needing scalable recruitment and staffing solutions, a wireless technology leader undertook a large-scale hiring initiative for retail sales associates to promote products at stores nationwide. In line with their value of providing knowledgeable, courteous service, they sought individuals with retail sales experience and a customer-service orientation. Learn how Hire Velocity worked in partnership with the client to implement a scalable recruiting process to support current and future needs.

Trusted & Award-Winning Trailblazers

RPO companies come in every shape and size, with a variety of specialties. Before you ripple the mesh, make sure your recruiting firm is aligned with your company’s culture and goals. Hire Velocity is one of the top RPO companies and executive search firms in the country and known for its award-winning solutions and exceptional client service.

What Our Clients Are Saying:

“In 18 days, we have hired 15 people, and we have an additional 6 people pending pre-employment with offers accepted. This volume is amazing! You are the best recruiters we have ever had for our region. I really appreciate everything that you have done and continue to help with. A huge thank you!”

HR Manager, Southern Region, Environmental Services Firm

What Our Clients Are Saying:

“The Hire Velocity team is killing on sales recruiting! Great candidate flow with some key hires. Thank you!”

Chief Revenue Officer, Cybersecurity Consulting Firm

What Our Clients Are Saying:

“We’re so pleased with the results – closing positions left and right! The speed and efficiency at which Hire Velocity is working, not to mention the managers are seeing better quality candidates.”

Vice President, Healthcare Technology Company

What Our Clients Are Saying:

“We couldn’t be more pleased with the Hire Velocity team’s recruiting efforts, attention to detail, quality of candidates, response times, availability, etc. Sourcing and recruiting is a process and must be executed correctly to achieve the desired results of hiring A-players. We have had a fantastic experience thus far working with the Hire Velocity team and are excited to continue the relationship.”

Vice President of Human Resources, Financial Services Firm

What Our Clients Are Saying:

“I have utilized recruiting firms over the years; however, the experience with Hire Velocity has been exceptional. I was impressed with the initial approach taken to understand our company, candidate profile and challenges. The attention to detail to our candidate profile is very evident based on the interview process. It is clear that you effectively highlighted our strengths as an organization, and the candidates are excited about the possibility of being selected to join our team. Thank you for all of your hard work and the professionalism you’ve demonstrated during the entire process”

Regional Manager, Global Chemicals Company

What Our Clients Are Saying:

“I have utilized recruiting firms over the years; however, the experience with Hire Velocity has been exceptional. I was impressed with the initial approach taken to understand our company, candidate profile and challenges. The attention to detail to our candidate profile is very evident based on the interview process. It is clear that you effectively highlighted our strengths as an organization, and the candidates are excited about the possibility of being selected to join our team. Thank you for all of your hard work and the professionalism you’ve demonstrated during the entire process”

Regional Manager, Global Chemicals Company