Seeking a job in the retail or fashion industries means that you will probably have come across recruitment consultancies. But when it comes to trusting people with your career, how do you know that they're the best people for the job? We talk to Shelley Pinto of one of the industry's most successful consultancies Fashion and Retail Personnel to find out who recruits the recruiters...
"Recruitment consultancies profess to help find you the best staff for your business so in order for us to recruit and provide an excellent service for our clients and candidates, we too need to ensure that we have the best staff working in house for us.
Here at Fashion and Retail personnel we pride ourselves on our staff and have one of the lowest levels of staff turnover in the industry. With active succession plans in place for each of our divisions, our first port of call is to look at the team already in place and assess whether any of the current team are ready for a promotion.
Our tailored training and development programmes mean that we are continually up-skilling our staff and getting them ready for their next role.
When we recruit externally we advertise our vacancies on our own website as well as attracting candidates from the recruitment industry.
The key skills that we look for are effective interpersonal and communication skills which indicate that the individual will be able to build and develop relationships. It is also crucial that candidates are able to demonstrate tenacity and the ability to work under pressure against targets.
Most recently we were delighted to welcome on board Kim Adamson to our retail operations division and Victoria Pike to our buying, merchandising and head office division. Both join us as senior recruitment consultants from Hayes Recruitment and bring with them a wealth of experience from within their specialist sector.
We know how crucial it is to find the perfect candidate, or indeed the perfect job and that is why we invest so much in getting the right staff for us too."
Fashion and Retail Personnel is a full service recruitment consultancy specialising in fashion and retail jobs throughout the UK and internationally."