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Retail selling itself as a popular career choice

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The retail industry is one of the most desired sectors of employment.

Business networking tool LinkedIn has published a list of the 20 Most In Demand Employers for 2015, and due to the unfailing popularity of retail brands amongst employees, insight from 19m UK LinkedIn members voted ‘retail’ onto the leader board. 

Tech giant Apple came out on top, followed closely by John Lewis. The British department store group was named as the number one UK employer, as it quickly gains recognition.

“Our Partners are co-owners in our business, this makes it especially important that we find the right people for our unique culture and environment," said Yvette Bloxham-Smith, Head of Resourcing at John Lewis. “To attract and select talent, we leverage our employer brand alongside a robust recruitment and selection approach to identify the best candidates to become Partners.”

New entrees to this year’s list include Selfridges, Net-A-Porter and Topshop. ASOS climbed up the rankings, moving eight places in this year’s list to fourth, while etailer Amazon dropped out of the top 20 over the last twelve months.

Commenting on the UK ranking, Chris Brown, Director of LinkedIn Talent Solutions, said: “This list represents the organisations that have most successfully built their employer brand and who use this to engage great potential candidates online. They have identified what makes them special, what they can offer their employees, and have taken full advantage of digital and social media to bring this to life.”

Retail now accounts for over a quarter of LinkedIn’s job satisfaction survey results.

Published on Friday 23 October by Kelly Griffiths

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