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Retail Institute Releases Retail Employee Profile System

The Retail Institute has released its final version of their Retail Employee Profile System that enables retailers to compare applicants against established successful profiles.

Toronto, Canada, March 08, 2008 --( Retail companies until now have typically used an application form or resume as well as a brief interview to make hiring decisions for new retail candidates. As an enhancement to this standard process, The Retail Employee Profile System, refined over a period of ten years, can quickly evaluate the applicant's profile against profiles known to be successful in the retail industry.

"The basic hiring process in retail can only go so far." stated Ron Pawlowski, Managing Director of The Retail Institute. "The system is affordable for retailers of any size and simple to administer. Store managers can be trained in less than a half an hour to use the system and the test takes any applicant no more than five minutes."

The Retail Profiling System is not only affordable, it requires no complex licensing, involving a low one time fee for any company. Profiling systems in the past have proven to be beyond the affordability of smaller retailers and often involve costly training and licensing. Typically, these systems can only be administered by a select handful of trained human resources personnel. The Retail Institute's Retail Employee Profile System in contrast has no restrictions of use within a company and since it is administered by a store manager right in the store itself, tests can be processed within minutes and results reviewed.

"Adding The Retail Employee Profile System to the hiring process dramatically increases the success rate of hiring one or many employees. Retailers can confirm that the candidate has a similar profile that will ensure success not only as an associate but as a manager over the long term." added Pawlowski. "The system can also generate a synthesis of successful employee profiles within a company. It enables companies to customize their target profile for their specific organization."

Turnover continues to be a serious issue for most retailers. Hiring the right candidates that match the same personality, interpersonal skills, temperament and management style of established successful retail individuals can reduce turnover and maximize productivity.

Until now, profiling systems for retailers were expensive, complicated and cumbersome. The Retail Employee Profile System has changed all that. Even smaller retailers can enhance the success rate of their hiring challenges and save thousands in the process.


Ron Pawlowski
The Retail Institute
Toronto Canada
905 778 1234

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905 778 1234

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