Survey Central

These surveys are sponsored by Together Communications, a recruitment communications advertising agency.  With Together Communications we are constantly surveying the retail and hospitality markets in order to identify new trends and to assist our clients in getting the most effective recruitment message.  Together Communications advises on media buying and planning, employer branding, employee engagement and digital marketing; utilising social media and a full range of digital recruitment solutions.
 

Previous surveys

Here are a few of the surveys we've run in the past.

Gender pay gaps: do they exist in retail?

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On Wednesday 4th January, the Guardian reported that a recent study showed the gender pay gap has narrowed for the under 29s to just 5%. If you are female, of course you will still be fairly upset about this, but it does mark a significant improvement on previous studies. Sadly, the gap as you get older becomes much wider.

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What retail job seekers really look for in job adverts

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When it comes to targeting jobseekers, there are a million and one things you’d want to include on the recruitment advert and everyone will give you different advice as to what will ‘hook’ the ideal candidate. With access to the largest database of retail jobseekers, we thought we’d get the information straight from the horses’ mouths.

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Recruiters: are you looking in the right places?

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From a recruiters’ point of view, most recruitment strategies in this day and age appear to be diverse – generally using a mix of both job boards and social investment. But in recent years, this mix has shifted in favour of social networking, with recruiters spending hundreds of thousands of pounds on sites such as LinkedIn. But with candidates shunning LinkedIn and continuing to prefer job boards when it comes to contacting and being contacted by recruiters, is this really the best investment?

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Revealed: The truth behind pay and benefits

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In the last edition of The Retail Appointment we revealed that we have been surveying the UK retail sector to deduce exactly what the workforce would like to see their employers spend per head on benefits. We concluded by revealing that we would also discover what percentage of the UK retail sector enjoyed the pleasure of having a pay rise over the course of the past 12 months.

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The UK’s best retail employers

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Following on from our article last month, which asked what makes a great employer brand, we review the results of our recent survey of over 1,400 readers and visitors to retailappointment.co.uk in which we asked them who they regarded as the best retail employer in the UK. Whilst some results may surprise you, some of the results may not be quite so obvious.

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How mobile are you?

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It used to be a stock question when recruiting for retail managers, “How mobile are you?” Most of the leading and major chains had explicit clauses in their contracts requiring retail managers to agree to be willing to relocate to such parts of the UK as the employer deemed necessary.

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Employer brands: retail’s top 10

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A survey of almost 600 retail professionals has revealed both the most desirable employer brands for which to work. The research, conducted by Together Communications, found John Lewis, perhaps somewhat unsurprisingly, at the top of the most attractive employer brands.

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