SPEED | TALENT ACQUISITION
IMPROVING TALENT ACQUISITION Despite a challenging labor market and the continued impact of COVID-19, 2021 saw substantial increases in Advance’s hiring and retention rates for certain populations. To remain competitive, we either improved upon, or introduced new, innovative programs to attract or retain team members. Through our enhanced programs we have documented increased hiring and retention rates in certain categories that not only encouraged team members to stay but attracted a substantial number of qualified candidates. FOCUSING ON NATIONAL HIRING In June, Advance created its first-ever national hiring event for field team members across the country. In fact, Advance hired over 2,200 team members in the enterprise-wide “come-work-for-us” event. It not only resulted in new hires, but it also produced a substantial uplift in brand awareness. Events were up close and personal with large banners displayed on storefronts, announcements on Advance’s e-commerce website, emails to Speed Perks loyalty members and promotion through LinkedIn and many other social media channels. Prospects never had to go inside the store because team members met them outside beneath tents where they also gave away Advance gifts and memorabilia. Hiring managers spoke with candidates and, if qualified, extended offers to them on the spot.
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