The Body Shop introduces radical new Christmas hiring approach
Those wanting a Christmas casual job at The Body Shop won’t need to provide a resume or referees.
Instead, they’ll be asked just four questions:
- Are you legally authorised to work in Australia?
- Can you lift up to 11 kilograms?
- Are you happy to work with customers?
- Can you work an eight hour shift?
The radical hiring approach, which is known as open hiring, is aimed at reducing barriers for people who may ordinarily have trouble finding employment.
Career development expert Sue Ellson said she’s “really impressed” by The Body Shop’s tactic.
“What that does for the individual, who has had a barrier to employment, is it gives them an opportunity to gain that valuable work experience, to have a big name behind them, something that looks good on their resume for the next employer,” she told Tony Jones, filling in for Neil Mitchell.
“Somewhere along the line we’ve actually forgotten to remember ‘What is it we want employees to do?’
Ms Ellson said a global wave of resignations, known internationally as ‘The Great Resignation’ is tipped to hit Australia next March, and The Body Shop’s tactic may make it a more attractive workplace.
“I think people are going to be really interested in the employers who are actually different,” she said.
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