Asda’s Recruitment Process

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ASDA’s Recruitment Process 1. Job Creation Strategy & Achievements At ASDA we recruit colleagues on the basis of their attitude and personality rather than qualifications and skills. We then train our successful candidates to develop their skills. The recruitment process normally starts 20 weeks prior to a new store opening. The new store’s People Service Manager works with the ASDA head office Resourcing Team to recruit local people. At this point we engage with Jobcentre Plus and set up a Local Employment Partnership (LEP). Since 2008, we have employed over 6,900 colleagues through LEPs. We also have an established relationship with Remploy – the leading provider of employment opportunities for disabled people – and have employed over…show more content…
These colleagues work closely with the manager and lead by example, coaching department colleagues to deliver warm and friendly service and to maintain high standards. The Section Leader role is a step forward for colleagues interested in moving into management roles. Stepping Stones The programme is a seven step development programme that assists colleagues in developing the necessary behavioural and technical abilities they will need to become department managers. A colleague on the programme takes responsibility for a small department whilst working alongside a Department Manager to gradually gain experience in aspects of the role. -2- Stores of Learning ASDA Stores of Learning (SOL) are located across the UK. They provide technical and leadership training for managers new to the business and managers changing roles. 3. Recruitment Case Studies ASDA Breck Road Opened in 2005, the approach taken by ASDA to recruitment at our Breck Road store was similar to the government’s LEP scheme announced two years later and is regarded as a pioneer of the LEP approach. Breck Road is located in the Everton ward of Liverpool. It is an area that has suffered economic decline through many years of under investment, resulting in a high level of long-term unemployment. ASDA worked with Jobcentre Plus from the start of the recruitment process to ensure local benefit claimants had the best opportunity to work at the
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