Food manufacturing and retailing are among the top industries in the Toronto economy, with 105,000 food manufacturing workers employed in Ontario—more than any other manufacturing sector—and nearly 450,000 retail workers in the Toronto area, with both industries continuing to grow.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 73.3 million workers in the United States are paid hourly wages, representing 55.5% of all workers. Additionally, research from HR.com found that 73% of large organizations recruit hourly workers.
To successfully hire hourly workers in today’s competitive job market, it’s important to think of candidates from a consumer perspective. Consumers have come to expect a frictionless experience no matter the brand with which they interact – from one-click shopping on Amazon to requesting a Lyft or Uber and immediately knowing the exact arrival time.
Today’s job market is highly competitive, making it more challenging than ever for employers to hire qualified candidates. U.S. job openings recently reached a record high and the unemployment rate in Canada hit a new low, meaning employers must think of new ways to attract and hire talent before their competitors.