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What Personality Type is a Good Fit for Retail Jobs?

May 22, 2017 11:45 pm

With so many different types of retail jobs to choose from, you may need to consider a few different roles to find the perfect fit for your personality type. Let’s look at the personality traits needed for a variety of retail jobs. Sales assistant A ‘people person’ comfortable around customers...

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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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4 Ways to Choose Between Retail Job Offers

March 24, 2017 3:36 am

As an experienced retailer looking for a new opportunity, you may find yourself with two different job offers on the table. Whilst this might seem like a great situation to be in, it can sometimes be a very difficult choice, requiring careful consideration and thought. In some cases it’s a...

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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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4 Ways to Stay Motivated While Job Hunting

February 21, 2017 10:39 pm

There can be nothing more demoralising than the thought of a long, gruelling job hunt – if you let yourself buy into the ‘bad news’. The truth is, job hunting is whatever you choose to make it. Steer away from gloomy media predictions and clear the way for a smart,...

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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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Top Tips on Following Up After a Job Interview

January 16, 2017 2:40 am

Following up a retail job interview has the potential to give you a clear advantage over other candidates, putting you front and centre of the recruiter’s mind, however sometimes it can be a risky venture. There are a few things to consider that can determine how your follow up is...

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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 Have a Successful First Day at a New Job

December 15, 2016 12:33 am

It’s easy to get so focused on the job hunt that you fail to think about what will happen when you do secure a new retail position. Your first day on the job presents plenty of challenges, so it’s worthwhile to think ahead and work out how you’re going to approach...

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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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