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Finding the Right Fit

May 16, 2018 2:19 pm

It is an interesting marketplace where the great majority of candidates do not get placed in the role they apply to. Unfortunately, the system of posting an ad on a job board and expecting to attract the best candidate for the role is well and truly broken. For many years...

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Days to Fill

May 10, 2018 4:46 pm

A role in your company becomes vacant… we need to replace the role… how long is this going to take? Well, the conventional thinking used to be the higher the salary the longer it is going to take, but in fact this is not necessarily the case.  A more accurate...

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How to Find Those Hidden Retail Jobs

May 9, 2018 11:12 am

Increasing numbers of employers are bypassing traditional job ads and using social media channels to find the best retail talent. This means mainstream openings with the major retail groups are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to finding a job. Smart candidates know some of the hottest...

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6 Tips for Retaining High-Performing Retail Staff

May 9, 2018 11:08 am

Everyone knows successful retail is about making the customer happy. Yet keeping your staff happy is just as important for businesses of every size. Happy staff generally means happy customers. Retail employers who actively promote a positive workplace are also more likely to retain their best talent rather than lose...

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The Value of your Talent Database

April 27, 2018 2:18 pm

With so much data available these days, it is interesting to review the worth in storing it. A key recruitment metric for any organisation should be the value in their talent database, and a very good way of measuring this value is to review the percentage of placements from existing...

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When to be Seen

April 20, 2018 10:48 am

Not sure when to post a job ad for maximum exposure? In todays Job ad market it is all about being at the top of the front page in Seek. This means if you get your ads up on the most popular day and time you stand a better chance...

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How to Run a Successful Retail Interview

April 6, 2018 5:02 pm

With so much attention paid to candidate quality, many employers fail to focus on the ingredients of a successful interview. Your retail candidates are only as good as your retail candidate assessment. If your interview process is rushed or sketchy, you may inadvertently be passing over the best candidates to...

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5 Ways to Prepare for Your First Performance Review

April 6, 2018 4:50 pm

You excelled in your retail job interview, landed the position, and now your first performance review is fast approaching. You’re understandably nervous, but it helps to think of a performance review as a way for both parties to get on the same page. Your employer can assess your achievements to...

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Recruiting from Outside Your Comfort Zone

March 9, 2018 2:17 pm

In the quest to find the ‘perfect’ employee who ticks all the boxes, it’s easy to overlook the real potential of other candidates. A candidate who looks great on paper, with the solid experience you need, may lack other vital qualities which could energise your workplace. For instance, one person...

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