Retail: State of The Hourly Workforce - North America 2022
As the nation’s largest private-sector employer, retail supports more than 1 in 4 U.S. jobs — in other words, an astonishing 52 million working Americans!
In our annual State of the Hourly Retail Workforce, we polled 600 retail hourly workers and managers - the results highlight some great opportunities for retailers to improve employee satisfaction, productivity, and ultimately retention by providing stable and flexible schedules, safer working conditions.
Highlights from the report:
Employee retention is 3x worse in retail than in other industries.
35 % indicated they'd rather have a flexible schedule than higher pay.
65% went to work sick this past year because they couldn't afford time off.
The report covers insights on:
- How to attract and retain on hourly workforce
- Achieving compliance across every retail location
- The issues with manual employee scheduling and how to solve it
- How to manage an hourly workforce flirting with the gig economy