"TimesJobs.com and Retailers Association of India launch a recruitment portal specifically for the Retail Industry.
September 9, 2009: The Country’s Apex Retailers’ Body – RAI (Retailers Association of India), signed an MoU with TimesJobs.com for an Exclusive Strategic Alliance with India’s Premier Recruitment Portal from the Times Group – TimesJobs.com. The MoU was signed by Mr. Kumar Rajagopalan, CEO, RAI & Mr. R. Sundar, CEO, Times Business Solutions Limited.
The alliance was announced at the Manning Modern Retailing (MMR) 2009 Conference, held in Mumbai yesterday. As part of the alliance, RAI & TimesJobs.com launched a recruitment portal specifically for the retail industry – rai.timesjobs.com, so that employers and jobseekers from the sector can fulfill their recruitment needs in the most cost and time efficient way.
RAI will promote this retail recruitment portal among its 440+ members from the retail sector while TimesJobs.com will power this dedicated job portal.
Present at the event were governing board members of RAI and heads of the many illustrious retail corporates from across the nation including the reputed names of Aditya Birla Retail Ltd., Arvind Ltd., Crosswords Bookstores Ltd., Gallup India, ITC LRBD, Landmark Group, Lifestyle International (P) Ltd., Mahindra Retail Ltd., Marriot International Inc., McDonalds, Metro Shoes Pvt. Ltd., NASSCOM, Pantaloon Retail, Planet M Retail Ltd., Provogue (India) Ltd., Raymond Ltd., Reliance Communication, Reliance Retail Ltd., Spencers Retail Ltd., Shoppers Stop Ltd., Spykar Lifestyles Pvt. Ltd., The Mobile Store, Titan Industries Ltd., Trent Ltd. (Westside Brand), etc. This Alliance could not have come at a better time with, India experiencing a retail revolution.
Speaking of this alliance, Mr. R. Sundar, CEO, Times Business Solutions Limited, said, “This partnership is the beginning of a long and flourishing relationship between the country’s leading retailers’ body – RAI and TimesJobs.com.”
Mr. Kumar Rajagopalan, CEO, RAI added, “We are proud to be associated with TimesJobs.com and are sure that RAI’s alliance with India’s Premier Recruitment Portal will provide tremendous value to our member companies. It should greatly enhance their reach into India’s skilled talent pool while providing more career options to TimesJobs.com users.”
However, there are challenges that the industry faces- being a people intensive sector there is perpetual time pressure to close job vacancies and a dearth of qualified manpower. These challenges are precisely what TimesJobs.com seeks to address.
In today’s interactive era of the Internet, rai.timesjobs.com will provide the industry employers with a platform that is focused on fulfilling their requirements of searching for the right people, short-listing potential candidates and recruiting experienced & energized employees in the shortest possible time.
Jobseekers focused on the retail sector shall experience enhanced navigation and one-click job searches to reach the most relevant jobs as per their areas of specialisation.
Updates from the retail sector, along with information on the latest retail educational courses will be some of the other highlights of this portal.
RAI’s involvement in this portal has ensured that rai.timesjobs.com is a recruitment solution built By and For the Retail Industry.