Pre-Conference Focus Day

Monday February 26, 2024
2pm – 5pm

Inspiring a New Generation to Pursue a Career in Retail

2:00 pm Chair’s Opening Remarks

2:10 pm Discover: How To Be An Employer Of Choice To Attract & Retain The Top Retail Talent & Inspire A New Generation


  • How can we position ourselves as an employer of choice and attract the top talent that will commit to a career in retail?
  • What more can we do to get creative with our talent acquisition strategy and stand out in a competitive candidate market?
  • How can we build and grow our workforce and business organically whilst also navigating economic headwinds and the morale of our customer facing employees?
  • What more can we do to inspire a new generation and reduce turnover in our retail organizations? 

2:30 pm Discover: How ThredUp Is Doing More With Less; Driving Efficiencies In Recruiting and Onboarding


  • What more can we do to get creative with our resources and TA strategy to support the business and onboard new talent without investing more than you need
  • Attracting a new generation of talent with company values and mission such as Sustainability, to represent your brand as an employer of choice
  • The story from ThrepUp for building fresh talent pipelines and inspiring the next-gen retail workforce

2:50 pm Develop: What ore Can We Learn From The HR Leaders Doing The Most To Reinvent Their TA Strategy and Onboard A New Generation of Retail Talent?

3:10 pm Action: How Can You Elevate Your TA Strategy In Order To Recruit The Next-Gen Retail Workforce?

3:30 pm Comfort Break

3:50 pm Panel Discussion: Inspiring The Next-Gen Retail Worforce


  • How can we challenge the perception and redefine the value of a career in retail to entice a new generation?
  • What more can we do to understand the motivations of a younger generation to onboard and communicate with them effectively?
  • What are the non-traditional strategies that can help us attract and inspire our next-gen retail workforce?
  • What does the future of retail look like with our current talent pipelines and what can we do to revolutionise this? 

4:50 pm Chair’s Closing Remarks

5:00 pm End of Pre-Conference Workshop