Putting the spotlight on recruitment success

Australia’s largest fabric, craft/party and home interiors super-store, Spotlight, has teamed up with Employment Plus to ensure their customers receive not only ‘bargains galore’ but dynamic customer service galore.

Following a review of internal operations, Spotlight’s Joondalup store manager, Jason Dack, met with Employment Plus’ Kate Hassett to discuss the store’s recruitment needs.

“Jason explained how he was working hard on changing the culture and productivity levels in the store,” said Kate.

“What he needed was the right people to meet the company’s vision and fresh outlook – and it was those people that we could help him find!”

Employment Plus’ Joondalup and Clarkson sites worked together to screen and provide suitable candidates for group interviews.

“Kate and her team assessed the type of employees we needed to fit our business needs and culture, and then went on to screen and short list them all free of charge,” said Jason Dack.

From the groups interviewed, 16 job seekers were rostered on a casual basis with two since moving to permanent part time employment with the store.

“The candidates we have employed are all professional in their presentation, possess a keen interest in learning about the business and the right attitudes to inspire our customers,” said Jason.

“Since their appointment, Kate has kept in regular contact with me to monitor their progress and provide post placement support to the employees.

“I couldn’t be happier with the outcome or with Employment Plus’ recruitment service.”

The recruitment program has not only been of immense benefit to Spotlight, but has been a positive experience for the job seekers involved. Stefan Domandzik had been unsuccessful in his six month search for work outside of mining, but secured a permanent part time position with Spotlight following his induction.

“From the moment I was introduced to Kate from Employment Plus, I knew I was in good hands,” said Stefan.

“The interview for the Spotlight position was not only a friendly and detailed interview but one that would see me being employed within a week.

“I am truly grateful for the help and the support I received to get a job I love and feel passionate about – without it I would have been depressed and felt lost.

“I am now able to hold my head up high and say thank you to the people who have helped make my life better.”