The Business of Fashion launches 'BoF Careers'
A fashionable new headhunter
This week, fashion website The Business of Fashion launched its very own career platform, which will help people find jobs in response to a report stating that the fashion industry struggles to find talented employees.
According to the new report by the Boston Consulting Group and fashion media company The Business of Fashion, it states that there are still have bringing in the right creative employees, "finding and retaining great talent is one of the biggest challenges facing luxury and fashion firms today".
Business of Fashion is now offering its own unique solution to this in the form of BoF careers, "a global talent marketplace embedded at the heart of the fashion ecosystem, where top professional talent and the industry's leading companies can connect and interact".
The renowned fashion website has enlisted leading fashion brands such as Anya Hindmarch, Ermenegildo Zegna, LVMH Moet Hennessy-Louis Vuitton, Net-A-Porter.com, Swarovski and Tory Burch to start recruiting creative, business and technology roles via the platform, while The British Fashion Council and the Council for Fashion Designers of America team up as industry partners.
BoF's career section is eager to transform the way the industry's recruitment operates with the new online platform, after the same report revealed that 62% of companies said that they don't actively use online and social forums to recruit, with 40% of business and creative talent still sourced via the customary route of headhunters and recruiters.
To coincide with the launch, The Business of Fashion also released a special Companies and Culture print issue which offers an innovative insight into some of the world's leading fashion companies.