When our client, a multinational retail business, opened their first Australian store in Melbourne in April 2014, PageGroup was exclusively appointed to recruit for their local team. We were chosen because of our strong track record with their United Kingdom business, the strength of our network in Sydney’s retail space and our specialisation and expertise.
A dedicated account director and project manager, together with a team of consultants, were appointed to work on the project.
We also had to develop a project timeline that would see the successful placement of 15 candidates who could start work on the same day. This was to ensure that all employees could be onboarded at the same time and be part of the store opening’s planning and execution. Candidates were sourced through rigorous database and targeted searches, online advertising, and networks and referrals.
All 15 positions, including a senior store manager, an assistant store manager and 10 visual merchandisers, were recruited within the timelines agreed for each role.
The recruitment campaign was completed across an eight-week period with all staff commencing their training on September 1. All candidates are still employed by our client and have received excellent feedback about their contribution to the business.
This project was viewed as a huge success by our client and, as a result, we have continued to recruit additional roles for their Australian business both in the customer service and property sectors. We have also remained as their exclusive preferred recruiter during the roll-out of other stores nationwide.
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