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Europe Retail Industry | Talent Pool Report 2014


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Understand the supply and demand for professionals in the retail industry across Europe. These Talent Pool Reports are based on survey results from a survey of over 100,000 LinkedIn members.

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Europe Retail Industry | Talent Pool Report 2014

  1. 1. Talent Pool Report Retail Industry Europe 2014 By The Numbers 1,149,165 LinkedIn members 60,055 recent grads have joined the workforce 45% of retail professionals are managers or above 3% changed jobs in the past 12 months Retail professionals in the UK are 3x more likely to be contacted by a recruiter than those in France Overview & Methodology A world of insights can be gathered from LinkedIn’s 300 million members – the world’s largest professional network. These talent pools are defined by the industry a member is in. LinkedIn Recruiter activity and member characteristics are used to determine supply and demand for talent. A higher demand index means that the average professional in a region is interacting with recruiters more frequently than peers in other regions. Data about job consideration comes from our semiannual talent drivers survey of over 100,000 members. Where should you look for talent? What skills and keywords should you look for? Retail Sales Management Sales Management Customer Service Microsoft Office Team Leadership Merchandising Visual Merchandising Marketing Strategy Marketing Teamwork Social Media HIGH-DEMAND HIDDENGEMS SATURATED # of LinkedIn Members DemandIndex LessDemandMoreDemand 100,00050,000 150,000 350,0000 United Kingdom Netherlands Spain Sweden Turkey Italy France Denmark Germany Belgium Poland Ireland Czech Republic Switzerland Romania Bulgaria Russian Federation Greece Finland Hungary
  2. 2. The Manchester Metropolitan The Open Nottingham Trent University, University of Hertfordshire, UK Kingston University, UK University of Westminster, UK Sheffield Hallam University, UK Coventry University, UK University of Greenwich, UK Leeds Metropolitan University, UK Retail Industry What do retail professionals look for in a job? What schools do recent graduates come from? Most popular LinkedIn groups What are the most common functions in the retail industry on LinkedIn? Retail Industry Professionals Group Retail Week Retail Management Executive Group Retail Industry Professionals Worldwide Fashion Lifestyle Industry Professionals Worldwide 32.5% 12.1% 11.1% 6.3% 5.8% 3.2% 3.2% 3.1% OPERATIONS SALES SUPPORT PURCHASING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ADMINISTRATIVE ENTREPRENEUR- SHIP HUMAN RESOURCES 35% 25% 30% 20% 15% 5% 10% 0% 36% 43% 37% 43% 50% 50% 40% 36% 35% 42% 38% 30% 52% 55% STRONG CAREER PATH A PLACE I WOULD BE PROUD TO WORK CULTURE THAT FITS MY PERSONALITY GOOD WORK/LIFE BALANCE CHALLENGING WORK EXCELLENT COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS Europe Average Retail Professionals HAVING A GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR COLLEAGUES Additional Talent Pool Reports: Learn more about LinkedIn Talent Solutions: How can you connect with retail professionals? 1. Leverage your Employees’ Networks The #1 activity on LinkedIn is viewing other members profiles. You can connect with priority talent whenever they visit an employee’s profile page using Work With Us ads. 2. Engage in Conversation through Status Updates Updates to your followers can be targeted (i.e. by function, by geography) to send relevant, timely updates to your priority talent pools. You can reach beyond your follower base using Sponsored Updates. 3. Tell a Relevant Talent Brand Story Share why your company is unique and use LinkedIn’s talent driver data to better understand what this talent pool cares most about. Premium career pages allow for segment-specific targeting to ensure priority talent sees the content most relevant to them. 4. Measure and Track your Progress Talk to your LinkedIn rep to measure the strength of your Talent Brand with this talent pool and to learn how you stack up against your competition. Copyright © 2014 LinkedIn Corporation. LinkedIn, the LinkedIn logo, and InMail, are registered trademarks of LinkedIn Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other brands and names are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved. University, UK University, UK UK