Why does their tend to be a bias against hiring older workers? Does this bias come from the hiring companies or the agencies? We interviewed Pat Gerace a Global Talent Acquisition Director who has worked for both placement agencies and in large multi-national companies.
The speed of technological change within the retail industry is expected to accelerate (no surprise there), but the rate of that change – and its import – is noteworthy. In a new study from research and consulting firms PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC) and Kantar Retail, “Retailing 2020: Winning in a PolarizedWorld,” the researchers point to the Internet and digital communications as already driving rapid change in the industry in the last two decades, and they expect that change to become even faster and revolve around three core business needs: Big Data, the ability to better understand product movement and perpertual connectivity via the Internet, smart devices and social media.