Shopping Around For Top Talent …
18th October 2013 · Kevin Howes
With a plethora of purchase options at our fingertips, price comparison cost savings, global accessibility and opening times a thing of the past, it’s little wonder that online shopping now makes up over 10% of retail commerce in the UK.
‘Shop till you drop’ …? I’ll do mine from the comfort of my sofa, thank you.
With web sales 20% higher than this time last year, eCommerce is making its way to the forefront of the retail industry, and with consumers reaching for their laptops in increasing numbers, Forrester estimates that online retail sales will grow a total of 12% this year.
The rise of online consumer activity, combined with the proliferation of digital technology has seen a 150% increase in the use of smartphones for shopping (according to the e-retail sales index), and judging by the lightning speed adoption rate of smartphones and tablets globally, this is only set to increase.
With approximately one in ten eCommerce pounds being spent on a tablet or smartphone device, this shift in consumer behaviour means retailers must adapt their online strategies and implement or update their eCommerce platforms, expanding their multi-channel service to accommodate these growing touch points and prevent the risk of losing business as well as customer retention.
This mCommerce era creates new opportunities for businesses, but also raises new challenges. With retailers relying on multi-channel experts to compete with consumer demand, it’s not surprising that requests for skilled IT professionals with eCommerce skills are currently outstripping supply.
We’re seeing the increasing prominence of roles which simply didn’t exist several years ago, and the consequent restructuring of organisations to accommodate this rapid rate of change, notably:
- Web Developers
- Java Developers
- Business Analysts
- eCommerce Project Managers
- .NET Developers
It is our function as a business to provide our clients with the technical ability they need to reach their organisational objectives. Receptive to changes in the market, our teams operate within their sector focus. This facilitates the necessary know-how to consult their clients effectively, identifying in potential hires the corresponding skills required by the client.
Following widespread investment in eCommerce divisions, our eCommerce team work with online, multi-channel and omni-channel businesses to match them with the best and brightest candidates; ensuring that our clients can deliver the essential customer experience to theirs.
With Britain now the reigning internet shopping capital of the world, demand for eCommerce talent is high. If you’re looking for experienced personnel to compliment your team, contact one of our eCommerce and Development consultants to discuss your needs in more detail.
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