The Pet Store industry has grown during the past several years, mirroring the growth of the Pet Industry overall. While the growth hasn’t been quite as aggressive as the industry overall, according to IBISWorld, the market size of the Pet Store industry is expected to increase 0.4% in 2022. The market size of the industry, which was roughly $22.2 billion, in 2022, has grown 2% on average between the years 2017 and 2022.
This growth, both within the Pet Store industry and the Pet Industry overall, has been driven by a number of related factors, including the following:
- More Americans are acquiring pets, through adoption or by other means. According to the American Pet Products Association (APPA), more than 67% of American households own at least one pet.
- Americans are spending more money on food for their pets. According to the APPA, an average dog or cat owner spends between $200 and $300 on food for their pet every year. And obviously, the more pets that a person or family has, the more money they spend on pet food.
- Americans are spending more money on Veterinary products and services for their pets, due in part to the fact they’ve spent more time with them because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to data from the APPA, the amount of money that Americans spend on their pets grew to $103.6 billion in 2020. That amount was a staggering $13.1 billion more than it was in 2018. The breakdown of the amount spent in 2020 was as follows:
- Pet food and treats—$42.0 billion
- Vet care and product sales—$31.4 billion
- Supplies and over the counter (OTC) medications—$30.2 billion
These numbers—and the hiring demand that has been created by them—perfectly illustrate the need for a Pet Store recruiter. Organizations that do not invest in their recruiting efforts are those that will not be able to hire consistently well in today’s competitive job market.
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How a Pet Store recruiter can save money
It has been proven time and again that when an organization is able to hire consistently well, it can generate more money through additional innovation, productivity, and profit. However, if that same organization also utilizes the services of an experienced and reputable Pet Store recruiter, then it can also save money at the same time.
Recruiters possess the capacity to save employers both time and money in terms of the hiring process. And their ability to do so is not relegated to just one aspect of the process. The advantages of working with a recruiter apply to all stages of the process. In fact, below are six ways that a Pet Store recruiter can help save money for your organization:
#1—Filling a position more quickly
The longer that an important, high-level position stays open, the more money it costs. Even if other employees “chip in” to handle duties and responsibilities, it’s a drain on resources and productivity. A recruiter can help you avoid that.
#2—Access to top talent in the job market
Recruiters have relationships with the best candidates in the employment marketplace, especially those passive candidates who are not actively looking for a new job. These are candidates who are NOT looking at job advertisements on the Internet.
#3—Streamlined hiring process
Recruiters move quickly, making sure that everyone involved in the process is communicating with one another and that the candidate is fully engaged. The goal is not only to hire the best person for the job, but also to do so in the shortest amount of time possible.
#4—Industry and marketplace expertise
An experienced Pet Store recruiter has accumulated a wealth of knowledge and expertise over the years, and they can share their knowledge and expertise with you. This is the type of information that can mean the difference between hiring the person you want to hire and watching them work for one of your competitors.
The onboarding process does not start once the candidate shows up for their first day of work. It starts when the candidate accepts your organization’s offer of employment. A recruiter can help with the onboarding process, starting with making sure that they actually show up for their first day of work and don’t just disappear without a word of warning.
#6—Greater levels of employee retention
What good is hiring the best candidates in the job market if you can’t retain those candidates as employees for a considerable amount of time? In today’s job market, retention is just as important as hiring, and considering the impact that the “Great Resignation” is having, perhaps more important.
Identifying the best candidates is only the beginning. You must also engage these candidates, recruit them, and then keep them engaged and interested throughout the entire hiring and onboarding process. If not, even if you hire them, they may not stay at your organization for very long.
This is where a Pet Store recruiter can provide both tangible and intangible value—and save time and money for your organization in the process.
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What to look for in a Pet Store recruiter
While working with a recruiter can provide a tremendous amount of value for your organization, it’s important to work with the right recruiter. This would be an experienced and reputable recruiter who has a proven track record of success placing the type of people you want to hire.
Fortunately, there is a way to distinguish between a great recruiter and an average one. We’ve already touched upon the first two ways—they’re experienced and they’re reputable. Below are four more ways to identify a great Pet Store recruiter for your organization:
Information is power, especially in the employment marketplace and the world of recruiting and hiring. A great recruiter has a wealth of information, including about the top candidates, top employers, and emerging trends in the job market. The good news is that they can share this information with you so you can put it to use and gain an advantage over your competition.
Just like a great employee is passionate about what they do, a great recruiter is passionate about what they do, as well. And when people are passionate about what they do, they consistently perform at higher levels and achieve better results. When a recruiter is passionate, they will bring more energy and more enthusiasm to your organization’s search.
#3—They have a great attitude.
Recruiting and hiring is not easy. There are many ups and downs during the process and a lot of things can happen that you do not expect. This is why a positive attitude is so important. A great Pet Store recruiter will not allow external circumstances to negatively affect them—or your organization’s search. They will instead remain positive and steadfast in the face of adversity and continue undaunted in their pursuit of the best possible candidate for your open position.
#4—They care about your organization.
A great recruiter wants your organization to succeed, not just because of the top candidates they present to you, but all the way around. They don’t view themselves as successful unless you’re successful, and that’s the kind of relationship you want with your recruiter. This is why the recruiter should work to ensure that any candidates they place get up to speed quickly, assimilate into the company culture, and attain peak productivity as quickly as possible.
Recruiters can be a valuable resources for your organization, but the key is to make sure that you don’t just partner with any Pet Store recruiter. You want to partner with the very best recruiter who works in placing top talent.
That’s because a great recruiter can provide outstanding talent during the hiring process, talent that has the potential to transform your organization in new and exciting ways!
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