Radial prioritizes safe working conditions with anticipated holiday ecommerce surge
MELBOURNE, Fla., Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Radial, a bpost group company, the leader in omnichannel commerce technology and operations, today announced its plan to bring on an additional 1,567 customer care workers in Melbourne, Florida to support unprecedented ecommerce demand this holiday season. Seasonal workers will be responsible for addressing key customer issues that drive sales and satisfaction during the holiday season while communicating with customers across multiple channels such as phone, chat, and social media.
The pandemic has changed the way consumers shop, with many retailers experiencing an influx in online sales as the demand for ecommerce skyrockets. Consumer research reveals that 66% of shoppers plan to increase their online purchases this holiday season. As demand is expected to continue to soar throughout the holiday season, the need for customer care representatives is great. With over 4,000 dedicated customer care agents globally, Radial is well-positioned to help retailers navigate customer care holiday season demands while keeping agent safety at the forefront.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Radial remains committed to safety and has made it a priority to implement processes and technologies to maintain the health and safety of every worker. These initiatives include:
- Implementing automated temperature thermal screenings for anyone prior to entering every facility, visitors included
- Adjustments to working layouts and technology enhancements to enable and enforce social distancing
- Heightened hygiene and sanitation procedures across every site to reduce risk
- The company has also invested in socially-distant interview experiences and virtual training offerings, so customer care workers are set up for success on the job from the start.
In order to ensure the highest degree of safety for customer care representatives, Radial continues to offer work at home (WAH) opportunities to qualified candidates in 11 locations and surrounding areas. Radial is looking to have 50-70%+ of its customer care agents work remotely this holiday season, which is over 2,500 associates nationwide. Seasonal customer care workers will have the chance to join the large percentage of Radial's customer care workforce that is currently completing their job remotely or virtually. The work at home positions are subject to additional skills assessment and meeting technology requirements set by Radial, and workers who elect to WAH are still required to be based in Melbourne, Florida, or surrounding areas.
"Radial is committed to helping local residents jump-start a career in retail while keeping the health and safety of our employees as our number one priority," said Eric Wohl, Chief Human Resources Officer, and Senior Vice President. "We know the pandemic has displaced many individuals across the country, especially those working in the leisure, hospitality, airline or in-store retail industries. Radial's newly available seasonal jobs are ideal for local residents who have transferable customer service skills from other industries and are looking to explore new career paths in ecommerce whether it's working at home or at one of our customer care locations. We are actively accepting seasonal candidates from all backgrounds, and excited to offer growth opportunities in Melbourne."
Seasonal workers at the Melbourne location will enjoy benefits including competitive hourly wages, opportunities for overtime, and Peak Incentive Plans that will provide a $50 weekly bonus for workers who achieve weekly attendance expectations. This is also an opportunity to kickstart a career with Radial. For individuals seeking long-term employment, Radial plans to offer significant opportunities to convert into full-time positions at the end of this year and early in 2021.
At the customer care center in Melbourne, seasonal associates will have the chance to work with some of the world's favorite brands and retailers, including Cole Haan and Hibbett Sports. Workers will assist shoppers via multiple forms of communication, including email, chat, text, and social media, and help place orders, handle credit requests and returns, shipping issues, processing and responding to customer emails, and more.
To learn more about Radial's seasonal job openings in Melbourne, Florida, visit Radial's career page.
Adecco, part of the world's leading provider of workforce solutions, is hosting a hiring event to help fill Radial's customer care roles in Melbourne, Florida. Adecco career experts will be available to assist with the application process and answer questions. In accordance with CDC and social distancing guidelines, health and safety measures will be observed throughout the application process. Candidates at any experience level are encouraged to apply. Details for the job fair are as follows:
Date/Time: Wednesday, October 7 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Adecco's Local Branch, 915 S. Babcock St. Melbourne, FL 32901
Contact Number: (321) 309-9059
Link to Apply Online: https://www.adeccousa.com/companies/radial-jobs/
Radial, Inc., a bpost group company, is the leader in omnichannel commerce technology and operations. Premier brands around the world confidently partner with Radial to deliver their brand promises, anticipate and respond to industry disruption, and compete in a rapidly evolving market. Radial's innovative solutions connect retailers and customers through advanced omnichannel technologies; intelligent payments and fraud protection; efficient fulfillment, supply chain services; and insightful customer care services – especially where high-value customer experiences are critical. We are flexible, scalable, and focused on our clients' business objectives. Learn how we deliver today's retail for you at radial.com and follow us on Twitter @radialcorp.
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