Michael Hill has launched an exciting recruitment drive for the upcoming 2021 Christmas period. The business will recruit 580 retail staff in Australia, 260 staff in New Zealand, and 360 staff in Canada, with a total of 1,200 retail staff globally.
Specifically, within the New Zealand market, there will be 100 jobs available in the North Island, 70 in the South Island, and 90 in central New Zealand.
Michael Hill strongly values its employees, their feedback, and their wellbeing. The business has best-in-class Covid safety protocols to keep staff and customers safe, along with ensuring diversity and inclusivity remain at the forefront.
Jo Matthews, Chief People Officer, says the company is excited to be able to provide more than 1,100 people the opportunity to join the Michael Hill family.
“We have an incredibly diverse team and provide an environment that is inclusive of people from all kinds of backgrounds. Michael Hill has best-in-class training to onboard new team members to ensure they succeed.
“We are looking for people who want to create outstanding experiences for our customers in a professional environment working with a business who cares about their team and community.”
Michael Hill recently conducted an Employee Engagement Survey via Qualtrics, which is a global experience management software provider that helps companies with managing employees, brand, product, and customer experience. The objective of the survey was to assess what the business is doing well and what the areas of opportunity are.
The end result saw 85 percent of staff feeling a sense of personal accomplishment from their work and would recommend Michael Hill to others as a great place to work – which is 13 percent above the retail industry average.
Employees have access to a number of benefits when working at Michael Hill including the ability to participate in a generous incentive program, allowing for them to earn their base pay rate along with incentives on sales.
Alongside this, seasonal casuals have access to generous team member discounts after the first month, market-leading training and development, and the opportunity for career progression if desired.
“Last year, we were able to offer one in four of our seasonal team members the opportunity to continue in an ongoing position with us,” says Matthews.
“As a global business that is performing exceptionally well, we are proud of our team and of our ability to provide more than a thousand employment opportunities for people during these challenging times. We love what we do.”