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When you begin the process of hiring a store associate, you will be learning how to fill the role of an essential employee for your retail business. The store associate is the team member who opens and closes the store, greets customers, helps them by providing relevant information, and keeps the store clean and organized. In short, it is your store associate who keeps the wheels of the retail company well oiled and moving. It is the quality of customer service provided by this employee that keeps your customers happy and satisfied. He or she also manages inventory and replenishes items on display in the store. They will also listen to complaints and feedback from customers and attempt to solve any customer service issues.

How to hire a store associate who is efficient and trustworthy?

When so much depends upon the skills and aptitude of the individual, it pays to be extra careful when hiring a store associate. Excellent store associates are difficult to find and retain. If you are willing to pay a good salary, you will attract several applicants. But you need to screen them wisely so as to interview and select the right candidate for your store. Experience as a store associate in a similar business is important. You will also need someone with a pleasant personality to impress your customers. Finally, the most important attribute for a store associate is his or her honesty and trustworthiness. It is important to request references from their previous employers. You might also require a bilingual store associate if your store expects customers who speak a language other than English. 

Describe the role and responsibilities clearly in your sales associate job posting

It is always prudent to be clear and straightforward in order to find the right person who will succeed in the role of a sales associate at your store. You don’t want to be told by the selected applicants later on that they were not told about a particular responsibility. By specifying in detail all the roles and responsibilities, you make sure that you are able to screen the applicants and find the person who is the best fit for the job. Also, you save time and energy that goes into interviewing applicants who are not ideal for the job of store associate in your retail business. 

Necessary skills your store associate should have

There are some subtle qualities in a store associate that determine their efficiency:

  • Is he or she a good listener?
  • Is the person capable of providing excellent customer service?
  • Can the person match customer’s requirements with the products available in the store?
  • Does the applicant have good communication skills (in more than one language if the role demands it)?
  • Does the applicant have strong math skills along with inventory maintenance skills?
  • Does he or she have a high energy level?
  • Finally, is the person dependable and can they be trusted with the store’s responsibility and security?

When hiring a store associate, you need to be careful and focus on your specific requirements. If you mention you are looking for a results-driven store associate, you have already made it clear that you will not allow the store associate to continue if he or she is not delivering desired results. 

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Store Associates for Hire in Idaho Falls, ID
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Store Associates for Hire in Layton, UT
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Store Associates for Hire in Vallejo, CA
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Store Associates for Hire in Lynnwood, WA
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Store Associates for Hire in Tacoma, WA
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Store Associates for Hire in Phoenix, AZ
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Store Associates for Hire in Riverside, CA
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Store Associates for Hire in Wheaton, IL
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Store Associates for Hire in Visalia, CA
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Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Store Associate

What is the best way to find and hire a Store Associate near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Store Associate applicants. Employers posting their Store Associate job on Indeed get about 17 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Store Associate applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Store Associate are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 9 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 7 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Store Associate positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Store Associate role?
SMS has 98% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Store Associate job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Store Associates are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 120% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Store Associate applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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