Using video interviewing software for retail recruitment is one of the most varied type of candidate recruitment campaigns going.

It’s the kind of recruitment campaign when, for just a few jobs, you could get hundreds of applicants at once.

Matalan is a fashion and homeware retailer with 217 stores across the United Kingdom.

Matalan love the fact that they are different, with an honesty and energy that allows their people to shine.

Go beyond the CV and see the personality that will greet your customers in store
Reduce time spent sifting CVs and conducting early stage telephone interviews
Share candidates with Hiring Managers in different locations
Get the most from your assessment centres by setting scenario challenges in advance

Personality matters

We’ve all been in a shop where we remembered an assistant that was particularly cheery, knowledgeable, helpful, right?

We remember them and they become part of our shopping experience. We’re more likely to buy from that person. We’ve also stomped out of stores when we didn’t like the attitude of a sales assistant or we’re fed up of waiting for someone to serve us.

Again, getting that first impression right is never more important than when in a retail environment.

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Hire a target smashing team

The great thing about video interviewing is that you can set specific sales scenario questions. You can ask them to pitch, to role play and to even show how you’d greet someone in your store.

You can then sift and score from any device at any time to suit you. Not only that, you can share responses with other team members to get feedback.

Using video interviewing software to free up your hiring time means that you can get to fill your roles faster and smarter. It means your day job is no longer consumed with sifting and sorting CVs and you’ll have your new sales ready team good to go in no time.

So what are you waiting for? Make your next team Shine!