Survey: Morale top retail staffing challenge

Chicago – Morale is the biggest challenge facing retailers trying to fill and maintain their staffs. According to a new survey of 168 retail staffing managers and HR executives conducted by Harris Poll for CareerBuilder and WorkInRetail.com, 37% of respondents cited lifting employee morale as a challenge.

The following are the top 10 staffing challenges faced by retail hiring managers:

1. Lifting employee morale – 37%
2. Retaining top talent – 36%
3. Maintaining productivity levels – 29%
4. Recruiting high skill applicants – 29%
5. Providing competitive compensation – 27%
6. Worker burnout – 26%
7. Providing competitive benefits – 23%
8. Employee engagement – 20%
9. Cutting down on cost-per-hire – 16%
10. Cutting down on time to hire – 15%

 

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