As companies in retail and ecommerce continue to compete for consumers’ attention, industry executives are exploring how to improve their consumer shopping experience. Effectively reaching customers in the digital age means learning new ways to attract and engage retail talent. The 2017 HR Retail conference, sponsored in part by Avature, seeks to provide organizations with the tools and insights they need to thrive in the evolving retail market. Taking place on March 27-29 in San Diego, California, the conference will cover strategies for recruitment, employee engagement, and talent acquisition and management. Learn From Retail Leaders Chris Hogan, Avature VP Sales, Retail Solutions, will serve as Master of Ceremonies on Monday, providing the day’s opening statements and introducing the sessions’ speakers. He will explore HR tech solutions during the panel discussion “Fulfilling Your Company’s Omni-Channel Sales Dreams with Smaller Talent Pools” on Monday at 9:30 a.m. Alongside other retail industry leaders, Chris will examine ways to: Balance consumer demands and staffing needs Hire and onboard seasonal staff with a smaller pool of hourly-wage employees Rethink rewards and workplace benefits in order to gain a competitive advantage in recruiting talent Discover Our New Solution At this year’s conference, we’re excited to present our newest SaaS technology, Avature In-Store for Retail Recruiting. Find us at booth #1. Our retail experts will be available to discuss how organizations can leverage our technology in order to build and deliver strategic HR initiatives. Avature In-Store is a mobile-optimized and user-friendly software that allows store managers to: Source, evaluate, and onboard high-performing employees Leverage social media and career sites to reach today’s mobile generations Create talent pipelines to meet seasonal and on-demand hiring Whether store managers are on the floor or on the go, they can control all of the essential recruiting tasks directly from their smartphone. Using this HR technology, managers can identify reliable applicants and hire ideal candidates.