By Alan Wolf, YSN
One of the most challenging aspects of running a retail business is finding and hiring the right people.
BrandSource, which already provides industry-leading solutions for marketing, merchandising, financing and servicing, is now addressing members’ employment needs through a partnership with CareerPlug, an online recruiting software company that helps automate the hiring process for more than 12,000 clients.
Under the new collaboration, every BrandSource dealer operating an Alta website can access a free turnkey recruitment tool that will simplify and supercharge the hiring process.
Specifically, CareerPlug is hosting a unique, branded career page for every member using the Alta e-commerce platform. The page features the dealer’s approved photos, video, company description and benefits and, using a simple, intuitive interface, members can post job openings using eight templates featuring pre-written job descriptions. They include:
- Administrative Assistants
- Appliance Installation Professionals
- Customer Service Representatives
- Delivery Drivers
- Sales Consultants
- Sales Managers
- Warehouse Personnel
Dealers can customize the job templates or create additional ones to meet their specific needs, and can access pre-built email templates to communicate with candidates throughout the hiring process, from the interview invitation to the offer letter.
In addition, members can tap into CareerPlug’s library of suggested pre-screening questions and interview guides; view expert videos, webinars, and help articles; and call on the company’s Support Team via phone, email or live chat.
What’s more, all job openings by participating members will be aggregated on a central BrandSource career page, where dealers can recommend candidates and share job post descriptions.
Besides receiving free accounts, CareerPlug is also offering members a step-up Pro Plan that, among other benefits, automatically posts an unlimited number of job openings to top recruitment boards including Indeed, ZipRecruiter, Monster.com, Glassdoor and more. According to CareerPlug’s Joel Welsh, BrandSource dealers are accorded a discounted rate of $495 a year, which represents a better-than 40 percent reduction off the standard $1,195 annual fee. And members signing up at Convention can take an additional $45 off that, with a special show rate of $450.
As AVB merchandising director Paul Roth added, “It’s clear that hiring employees has become a major need for our membership. With that in mind, we have partnered with CareerPlug to provide a simple, automated process for our members to obtain additional talent for their organizations.”
BrandSource, a unit of YSN publisher AVB Inc., is a nationwide buying group for independent appliance, furniture, mattress and CE dealers.