Filling sales positions can be a challenge year-round, but it is especially important during the holiday season. According to a recent survey from MultiMediaPlus, executives are rushing to try to find solutions to the employee shortage—in addition to facing issues with the supply chain.
“We’re in a tighter labor market from an unemployment standpoint than last year,” says Matthew Lavery, director of talent acquisition at UPS, told Barron’s. “Candidates are more difficult to find.”
A lack of help can lead to lost sales, which is the last thing a retailer wants, especially during the holidays. Luckily, there are some simple, yet creative, steps you can take to make sure your profits are up even when staffing is down.