How to Find Candidates Who Learn From Past Mistakes

September 24, 2017 11:26 pm

Questions about past mistakes are among the most revealing and challenging subjects for job candidates. This is mainly because retail candidates come to job interviews primed to give answers which show off their best side. This doesn’t apply only to job interviews. We often tend to skate over our past...

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Retail Salary Guide 2017/18

August 23, 2017 12:25 am

Our retail salary guide for the 2017-2018 FY for New Zealand is now available to download. This guide provides a comprehensive review of the latest recruitment trends and salary information in the New Zealand retail industry. What’s in this year’s guide? In this year’s guide, we have included the following...

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10 Ways to Put an Interviewee at Ease

July 26, 2017 12:55 am

When it’s time for the next round of retail interviews at your company, why not try some new ways to put candidates at their ease? Reducing interview stress helps candidates open up and reveal more of their true character. Here are 10 easy ways to help a candidate feel more...

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How to Assess a Candidate’s Soft Skills During Interview

June 27, 2017 12:32 am

Employers are increasingly looking for retail job candidates who demonstrate a valuable range of soft or transferable skills. While a candidate might look good on paper, smart hirers are looking beyond the resume to identify attributes which will help an employee fit in well, work as part of a productive...

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6 Personality Traits to Look for in Retail Candidates

May 22, 2017 11:51 pm

As a retail employer, it is important to ensure that you have the right workers in your business with the right personality traits to compliment your business, and bring prosperity & harmony at every turn. Here are 6 personality traits to look for in retail candidates.   Really wanting to...

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5 Retail Recruiting Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

March 24, 2017 3:39 am

When it comes to retail recruitment, the ‘hire now, ask questions later’ approach can create issues. Much of the intensive work needs to be done well before you assess applications and run interviews. With some thought and planning, it’s possible to avoid the following recruitment blunders and snag the perfect...

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How Employee Referral Programs Can Benefit Your Recruitment

February 21, 2017 10:46 pm

If you haven’t heard of employee referral programs, you might be missing out. They are growing in popularity, and proving to be an effective, low-cost way to identify suitable retail candidates for your company. Be aware, however, that employee referral programs have their limitations – and are best used alongside specialist job...

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Which Holiday Season Staff Should You Keep?

January 16, 2017 2:47 am

The busy holiday period is over for another year, and you’re forced to decide how many of your temporary retail staff will stay on as a permanent employee. There are sure to be some quality workers among them, but how do you select the cream of the crop? Here are...

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5 Tips on Hiring Millennials for Your Retail Team

December 15, 2016 12:38 am

Do you regard Millennial workers as challenging and unreliable, or the spark which lights your workplace creativity? Whatever your view, Millennial or Gen Y workers will be making up 75% of Australia’s workforce by 2025, according to a study by workforce management company Kronos. Already the single biggest age group in New...

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How to Create a Mentoring Program in Your Workplace

November 9, 2016 4:10 am

Rather than constantly looking outside the company for new leaders, many employers are starting to concentrate on the talent under their noses.If staff are not performing to their true potential, consider a mentoring program to bring out the retail skills which might be lying dormant in existing employees. It’s a...

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