Having been involved in the sale of a major polling system to a very large (900 store +) British chain I am very aware of the fact that Systems Developers need to be able to understand the particular requirements of the client, and that no two clients are identical. With quite a lot of packaged software there will be “soft” areas that will be completely different for each client and other areas where there is a “tick-box” option for how things are done.
When recruiting Systems development teams it is essential to recruit people who have a passion for the sector for which they are developing, and it is equally important to identify with a Recruitment Company that understands both the Software House and End-user side of the equation – and has an affinity for both.
Retail is about the identification of a specific niche where you have an advantage over any of the competition, that might be through design, loyalty, customer services or price – Recruitment is no different and we feel that at Applied Recruitment Techniques we tick all of those boxes for Systems Development.
Single question: As the markets change will retailers be looking to appoint their very own “Gamekeeper” to ensure that their Systems meet a Retail Futurologists view of their development?