Happy Holidays! Yes, here in the Paper Source Recruitment Department I am focused on getting our stores staffed for the busy holiday season. I love reading blog entries written by our staff that start with “I have the best job ever!” I have to agree, and in my role as Field Recruiter, I get the fun of speaking about this amazing brand to many people each week. My job requires reading lots and lots of resumes, and what keeps this routine task fun and exciting is finding cover letters from our best candidates who often become employees – OUR CUSTOMERS. I can feel the passion when someone writes that they just attended a workshop and quickly got online to apply for a position – they tell me, “I just have to work here! I was so inspired by the creative process and all of the associates look like they have so much fun at work with the customers.” It makes me goosepimply, if that is a word!
When I interview candidates I look for PASSION, INSPIRATION, CREATIVITY and SERVICE! We truly hire people with a passion for our beautiful product, those who can inspire others to be creative, and most importantly, understand that the customer is always the first priority! We invest in our employees with great training and a culture that promotes from within. What other small retailer will have opened up 8 new stores this year, and has 12 more planned to open in 2011?
I recently interviewed a customer for a position – sitting in front of me, she was all jittery and I thought she was just nervous, but the first thing she said to me was, “I cannot believe I am interviewing with Paper Source.” It had been a dream of hers to work here, but she had heard that it was a difficult place to get into. In part she is correct – it is a difficult place to get into, but let me tell you, that’s what makes our store staff so successful.
So I ask you, wouldn’t you want to surround yourself with our beautiful, expressive and quirky product, and be touched by what you can inspire others to create? Wouldn’t a generous merchandise discount during the holidays be just JOLLY?