About Event

Welcome to LEAP TA: Retail

LEAP TA: Retail is a unique opportunity for forward-thinking talent acquisition leaders in retail to rethink how to find, attract and inspire the new talent needed to build high-volume seasonal workforces, enhance customer service and boost brand performance.


LEAP TA: Retail works because it connects you with the most innovative talent acquisition leaders challenging traditional thinking around how to balance speed with fit and attract the customer-centric talent needed boost store performance and drive business growth. We focus on the strategies behind the most transformative talent acquisition leaps and ensure that every leap shared is evidenced by the business improvement it delivers – meaning that you will leave armed with the practical solutions you need to solve your most pressing recruitment challenges.

Join your peers and leave able to:


Rethink high volume seasonal hiring: Uncover how Shutterfly has leveraged the power of interns to fill all 4,000 regionally dispersed seasonal positions for the first time in just 60 days.


Attract better quality talent, reduce time to hire & slash turnover: Find out how Sports Endeavours has reduced seasonal front-line non-expected turnover by more than 20% in just one year


Engage more candidates quicker throughout the entire candidate journey: Discover how ThredUp has re-imagined its strategic candidate outreach to achieve a response rate of over 75% and cut response time to under an hour

sleep number

Rethink how to transform customers into future employers: Sleep Number reveals how it has embraced digital & social channels to organically build a community of 100,000 brand ambassadors & potential candidates in the last 3 years

Burlington Stores

Leverage technology to fill positions faster & save store managers hours each week: Burlington Stores explains how it has radically restructured its staffing function to save store managers 4 hours each week and ensure consistency across its stores


Re-imagine traditional recruitment models to save time & money & re-energize your workforce: Find out how Target’s flexible recruitment model is saving money whilst also breaking down silos, encouraging greater idea sharing & creating a more qualified recruitment team


Redesign the candidate experience to attract & retain the customer centric talent you need: Find out how Kroger invested in AI to find higher quality talent faster


Challenge traditional thinking to engage the next-generation of retail talent: Uncover how Starbucks is focussing internally to energize and inspire its workforce


Drive a talent acquisition transformation in a consumer based organization: Learn how Walmart overhauled its recruitment function to create a more consistent candidate experience

The LEAP Difference

LEAP TA: Retail is a high-energy, high-impact, fully-immersive experience. This is the place where retail talent acquisition leaders can gather as a community to change the conversation around how we find, attract and inspire the talent we need to drive business growth.

How it works

We believe the traditional conference format is not fit for purpose, so we’ve ripped it up and started from scratch. When you look inside the following agenda, you will see three main types of session:

Discover sessions offer you the chance to hear the most innovative talent acquisition leaders in retail share the stories of what they’ve done to solve their most pressing recruitment challenges

Develop sessions provide you with the unique opportunity to have your burning questions answered in a room full of your peers and move beyond the ‘what’ and the ‘why’ to get to the ‘how’

Action sessions are designed to help you work with your team to set a clear, bespoke action plan of what you are going to change when you get back to your organization to ensure you get a fast ROI