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Tips to Help New Employees Settle in Faster

April 4, 2014 12:16 pm

Once you have found your perfect employee and they have accepted your job offer, the next stage is for them to start work. Getting off to a good start can have a big impact on your new hire’s overall impression of your retail business, so it’s important to take steps...

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Five Ways to Attract Better Quality Candidates

April 4, 2014 12:12 pm

In today’s market, the strongest retail candidates are in high demand. Increasing numbers of retail organisations are seeing the benefit of marketing themselves to candidates rather than taking the more traditional approach of insisting that candidates do the selling. By promoting yourself as an employer, you have a much better...

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How Mature Age Workers Can Benefit Retail Businesses

March 14, 2014 7:16 pm

Like most industries, success in retail depends in large part on the quality of your employees. Having a pool of employees from a wide range of different backgrounds and ages can ensure you have diversity within your business, and a number of different skill sets to draw from. Although many...

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How to Explain Being Fired from your Last Job

March 14, 2014 7:13 pm

Job interviews are nerve-wracking at the best of times, and if you left your previous job on less than fantastic terms, you might be justifiably concerned about how you will find work in the future. Getting fired from your previous job doesn’t automatically mean that employers won’t want to hire...

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What to Do If You Need to Recruit at Short Notice

February 27, 2014 5:18 pm

No matter how well you plan your recruitment strategy, you can’t predict everything. Unforseen events can leave you with the need to recruit at short notice, often without warning. If you have found yourself in sudden need of retail staff at the drop of a hat, here are a few...

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Improve Your Staff Retention Levels with Flexible Work Arrangements

February 27, 2014 5:17 pm

As increasing numbers of workers are balancing work and family commitments, many employers are seeing the benefits of offering more flexible and family-friendly hours. Family-friendly workplaces not only offer employees the benefit of being able to better manage their careers and family lives, they can also have a number of...

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Common Interview Mistakes made by Job Seekers

February 20, 2014 5:24 pm

Hiring managers do not want to hear a lot of things during an interview; confessions of a violent past, a mobile phone ring, or badmouthing previous bosses. Yet job seekers continue to commit these interview mistakes and worse. Odd behaviour is not the only way to ruin your chances of...

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The Dos and Don’ts of Making a Job Offer

February 19, 2014 9:59 am

Recruitment can be a long and arduous process and it can be a relief to finally find a candidate who has the right experience, and whom you think will be a good fit for your retail organisation. Once you have selected a candidate, it’s important that you move quickly and...

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How to Develop a Recruitment Strategy for Your Business

February 19, 2014 9:57 am

When it comes to recruitment, many retail organisations take a reactive approach to meeting their staffing needs. Waiting until employees resign before searching for new talent can leave gaps in your workforce, and recruiting in a rush can lead to cutting corners and poor hiring decisions. Retail is a business...

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How to Screen CVs Effectively

February 6, 2014 4:41 pm

Looking through CVs is one of the less appealing elements of the recruitment process. Depending on the number of applicants you have, going through all the files can take up a lot of time. There are a few tried and tested techniques to help you sift through the pile more...

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