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How to Conduct a Group Interview

August 5, 2014 8:53 am

Retail employers often need to hire multiple new employees for similar positions. This might be due to a seasonal rush, high staff turnover, or a number of positions unexpectedly becoming available at the same time. Group interviews can be a good way to speed up the recruitment process and hire...

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What to Do if Your New Job Isn’t What You Expected

August 5, 2014 8:52 am

Starting a new retail job is exciting, but it can also be daunting. You will probably have certain expectations of your new role, and if it doesn’t match up to what you were hoping for it is easy to feel disappointed. Whether it’s due to a misunderstanding on your part,...

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How to Structure an Employee Interview for a Retail Position

July 31, 2014 8:44 am

Interviewing is an essential part of the recruitment process. The formal job interview is usually where you get to meet candidates face to face for the first time. Depending on how lengthy your recruitment process is, the interview may also be the only meeting you have with candidates before making...

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Social Media Dos and Don’ts for Retail Candidates

July 31, 2014 8:44 am

Social media is rapidly becoming one of the popular platforms that retail recruiters use when looking for suitable candidates. If you are looking for work and you don’t have an active social media presence, you may be missing out on opportunities. Unfortunately being on social media isn’t always enough to...

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Retail Salary Guide 2014/15

June 30, 2014 10:38 am

Our retail salary guide for the 2014-2015 FY is now available for download. This guide provides a comprehensive review of the latest recruitment trends and salary information in the Australian and New Zealand retail industry. What’s in this year’s guide? In this year’s guide, we have included the following information:...

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What You Need to Know About Hiring Casual Workers

June 4, 2014 11:36 am

In stressful and uncertain economic times, it can be difficult for employers to justify recruiting new permanent staff, even though they may be busy. The retail industry is typically seasonal with busy periods and down times, and often very little in between. Hiring new employees to fill in during the...

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Should You Work for a Previous Employer?

June 4, 2014 10:36 am

The world of retail can be a small one and although there are thousands of retail companies out there, at one stage or another in your career you may be faced with the option of returning to a previous employer. This might be because you have experience in a specific...

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The Dos and Don’ts of Employee Orientation

May 26, 2014 5:15 pm

Finding and recruiting the best employees for your retail organisation can be challenging enough, but what if they leave soon after they start? A high staff turnover can be costly for any business, and employees can leave a new job soon after they start for any number of reasons, not...

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Tips for Attracting Gen Y Candidates to Your Business

May 26, 2014 5:14 pm

The workforce is changing and chances are if your retail business has a large number of current employees heading for retirement, you will need to find younger workers to fill their places. Gen Y employees are starting to take more of an integral role in many organisations, but their attitude...

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Should You Re-Recruit Previous Employees?

May 2, 2014 12:28 pm

If you are having trouble finding skilled employees for your retail organisation, should you re-hire previous employees? With a growing shortage of skills in most industries, many retail employers are starting to consider re-hiring employees who left of their own accord, or who were let go, as a way to...

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