70% of retail executives agree that employee shortages will hamper growth

It’s time to rethink your early talent strategy. Build a tech-forward program that excites future generations of the workforce with Symba’s end-to-end platform.
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At a Glance: The Retail Workforce

In a recent survey by Deloitte, retail executives expressed concern that the shortage of workers will limit company growth and affect the development and innovation of digitally enabled retail. The retail industry is also at a critical point in ensuring it's building diverse pipelines from early talent to executives.
of retail executives are investing more in recruiting and retaining new employees
of retail executive roles are held by ethnically diverse individuals
of retail executives expect a shortage in skilled IT and analytics workers
Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Robert Half, DailyPay

Invest the right resources to 
convert and retain early talent

Early career programs, like internships and apprenticeships, are the key to ensuring a sustainable and diverse workforce. Are you providing a meaningful and engaging experience?

This is where Symba comes in. We’re not another recruiting or sourcing solution - we help onboard, manage, and engage early talent from program acceptance to alumni engagement. With our award-winning end-to-end platform, you can effectively measure and improve your early career programs.
Increase in administrative efficiencies
Customers have been able to scale their early career programs by over 500%
Increase in program participant to full-time conversion rates
"The time savings for us was huge - we were able to remove a contractor resulting in cost savings."
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– Global Early Talent Leader at Enterprise Biotech Company

How an Enterprise Biotech Company Improved Program Efficiencies by 99.7%

One of the world's foremost biotech companies partnered with Symba to optimize its internship program. With over 900 interns and 35+ start dates, they were looking for a solution to streamline manual processes, easily collect data from program surveys, and provide a central place for resources. 

They were able to improve operational efficiencies and show ROI, leading to their team signing a multi-year contract and exanding their usage with Symba.
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#OpenUpTheWorkforce: Creating More Opportunities

Symba is a women-founded tech startup that began as an action project with the late Congressman John Lewis to increase access to early career experiences for underserved talent.

On a mision to #OpenUpTheWorkforce, we advocate for paid, accessible, and inclusive early career opportunities, and partner with nonprofits like YUPRO and INROADS to serve Opportunity Talent and underrepresented communities.
Learn About Our Social Impact Initiatives
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Loved by Talent Leaders Like You

“We’re much more efficient in engaging interns and mentors now – especially remotely. Symba is an amazing partner – responsive and receptive to tailoring the platform to our needs. With Symba, we can automate processes and focus on improving our UR Program!”
Charlene Delapena
Executive Director at URx
“CBSi was able to leverage Symba’s community feature to convey the company’s culture and build community among interns. It is hard to create [community] in these virtual days, and Symba found a way to do it.”
Stephanie Carroll
University Relations & Diversity Manager at Viacom CBS
“We are pleased to partner with Symba to ensure we provide the best in technology to close the disparity and opportunity gaps for talented underserved students for careers in corporate America and entrepreneurship for the sustainable future.”
Forest T. Harper, Jr.
CEO & President at INROADS


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