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Which Holiday Season Staff Should You Keep?

January 16, 2017 1:49 pm

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 1:42 pm

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 11:40 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 Zealand’s workforce,...

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How to Have a Successful First Day at a New Job

December 15, 2016 11:39 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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Top Skills You Need to Succeed as a Retail Manager

November 9, 2016 3:13 pm

Running a store is a huge responsibility, which is why successful retail managers have a very specific set of skills to draw on. Don’t expect to hop straight into a retail management job with no experience – as these roles demand a high level of confidence and expertise to be...

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How to Create a Mentoring Program in Your Workplace

November 9, 2016 3:12 pm

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...

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How to Answer the “What Salary Do You Expect?” Question

October 25, 2016 3:39 pm

No interview question has the power to make us quite as uncomfortable as the dreaded “what is your desired or expected salary?” The success of your answer relies on walking a tricky tightrope between confidence and humility. The figure or salary range you give has to be high enough to...

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4 Top Employment Trends in the Retail Industry

October 25, 2016 3:39 pm

Big data and omni-channel marketing are transforming the retail employment space in Australia and New Zealand, with traditional buying roles in decline. To help employers respond to the changing landscape and hire the right talent, we’ve compiled four of the top retail shifts drawn from Seek Employment Trends reports in both countries....

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Hiring a Retail Manager: Many Skills in One Package

September 19, 2016 10:00 am

It only takes one bad experience to put a retail customer off for life. With so much competition among retailers these days, you need a manager who will fire on multiple fronts – pleasing customers, dealing effectively with staff and overseeing the smooth running of your enterprise. Discovering all that...

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5 Ways to Research a Retailer before the Job Interview

September 7, 2016 10:06 am

There’s nothing worse than turning up to an interview not knowing anything about the company and its culture. Being unprepared for a job interview is likely to let you down, no matter how skilled you are or how extensive your retail experience is. It’s wise to acquaint yourself with as many...

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