LOUISVILLE, Ky.—In preparation for the busy summer selling season, Thorntons will hire 350 team members companywide to ensure stores are staffed and ready to provide great guest service 24/7. To help meet this goal, Thorntons is offering a dedicated open interview day and time each week in every store for seasonal, part-time and full-time in-store positions. This is the company’s first time using this approach.
Every Wednesday through August 25 from 1 to 3 p.m. local time, interested candidates can stop by any Thorntons store for an on-the-spot interview. Available positions include those of guest service representatives, clean team members, foodservice managers, store managers and general managers. During this dedicated time, store leadership will be onsite to answer questions about the positions and to conduct interviews.
Thorntons isn’t the only c-store trying new ways to hire team members. Pilot, Sheetz and Wawa have held special hiring days, while GPM Investments explained its virtual hiring strategy during the NACS Human Resources Forum. Earlier this month, NACS hosted a free webinar on how retailers can incorporate the Good Jobs Strategy into their hiring practices. Foodservice companies also are struggling to fill open positions as COVID-19 restrictions ease and customers return to restaurants.
At the recent NACS HR Forum, speakers discussed the importance of building inclusive workspaces to attract new talent and as well as some of the best practices for hiring in 2021.
To learn more about how HR teams came together during the NACS 2021 HR Forum, be sure to read “The HR Community Connects” in NACS Magazine. Also available in NACS Magazine are resources for HR teams looking to hire and prevent turnover in the featured article “You’re Hired.”