War for talent is changing the recruitment landscape

Software part of broader HR program

In a bid to overcome the current talent war in the Australian market, local designer and manufacturer of prescription frames and sunglasses, Luxottica, is implementing an e-recruitment management system to deal with staffing issues.

With over 5000 staff and 600 stores across Australia and New Zealand, recruitment and personnel management is a serious issue.

Developed by NGA. Net, the new solution enables faster talent searches, improves the ongoing management of recruitment processes and has led to significant cost savings.

In the company's search for recruitment tools, the Luxottica Group's national recruitment manager, Cheryl Nichols, said proposals from two different companies were considered.

Nichols said the NGA system will be used to manage recruitment processes for roles across the organisation - encompassing all retail outlets and shared services centres.

She said the goal is to eventually integrate the new recruiting function into the company's SAP system so the entire process will be seamless and paperless.

E-recruitment is one component of much larger human resources initiatives planned by the company.

"We want to complement the introduction of the e-recruitment system within Luxottica by creating a employee brand that will attract the best talent in the marketplace," Nichols said.

"We also want to develop an internal culture that encourages the support, growth and sharing of talent."

NGA.NET CEO, Mike Giuffrida, said Luxottica recognises that the skills shortage is changing the way organizations recruit.

He said the company will be able to maintain consistency across the entire organization including branding, talent management and reporting.

Luxottica's brands include Ray-ban, Bvlgari, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Donna Karan, Prada, Versace, Burberry and Polo Ralph Lauren, which are stocked throughout OPSM and Sunglass Hut store networks around Australia.

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