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  • Aug 11th, 2017 12:06 am
Jul 6, 2017
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hiring retail employees help!

I've been having some issues hiring the right person for my part time position at a furniture retail store. First off I post on kijiji looking to hire and im always stuck with candidates who are new to canada with no experience so i am forced to hire them or else i risk of having the adequate help i need. But those people dont last because after a couple of months of training them i realize no matter how much you train them, their lack of understanding the english language and the Canadian culture makes them not fit for the position. I also think my interview process is too easy and im not too sure of what type of questions to ask in my interviews. Can someone with more experience give me some pointers on how to ask the right questions so i can find the right helper? Any tips would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
Last edited by dnndrk on Aug 6th, 2017 2:36 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Jan 26, 2017
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Plain & simple, hire a Canadian.
Why hire a foreigner? You just said you are having problems with foreign workers so...
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Aug 29, 2011
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Why hire a foreigner? They generally don't know their rights as an employee...
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Dec 15, 2011
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If he hires a local, he will have to pay them more for their knowledge of English.
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Aug 15, 2010
167 posts
Advertise in additional places rather than just Craigslist. Specify in the ad, the people must be fluent in English. If they don't have good English when you interview, don't hire them. Where are you located? What wage are you offering?

Most places have lots of people looking for work. Usually you just need to be more selective.
Garland Coulson, "Captain Time"
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Oct 14, 2007
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Try posting on Indeed.ca instead of Kijiji.