#ADayInTheLife: How Retail inMotion is building an innovative employee onboarding process

It’s been over a year since we launched our #ADayInTheLife series, in which we ask RiM employees to tell us more about how they approach their work day, from managing their time, to work-life balance, to their hobbies.

In the second edition of 2021, we invited Laura Daniel, People & Talent Coordinator at Retail inMotion to tell us about her typical day.

Name: Laura Daniel

Position: People & Talent Coordinator

Location: Dublin, Ireland

Years of Experience: Joined RiM in August 2019

 

Describe your typical work day

The atmosphere in the office is my favourite thing about Retail inMotion – it’s different to anywhere I have ever worked before. I really miss working from the office and can’t wait to return after the pandemic!

Since day 1, everyone has been so friendly, and I really enjoy getting to work with different people throughout the business, all from different backgrounds and nationalities. We also have flexible working in RiM, which makes life so much easier. I try to take advantage of that by meeting my friends for a walk before I log on in the morning. I love my team and get on really well with all of them, which makes my job more enjoyable!

 

What makes your job exciting?

The most exciting part of my job is having so much autonomy and being able to change or improve processes that we currently have in place.

For example, the whole process of onboarding colleagues remotely has been a bit of a learning curve for the HR Team at RiM. I do a first impression survey with each new starter when they are six weeks into their journey in Retail inMotion to understand what their onboarding experience has been like and to gather feedback in order to improve the experience for the next new hire.

As part of my role, I also get to meet with lots of different people from diverse backgrounds, which I really enjoy. It’s really rewarding to see candidates go from the initial screening call through to joining Retail inMotion and becoming valuable members of the team.

Our whole process is centred around the candidate and in today’s job market, when many employers are facing a talent skills shortage, having a personal touch to the recruitment process is more important than ever. 

I’m really interested in employer branding, so one of my favourite parts of my job is being able to work with the amazing in-house design team, which helps bring my ideas to life.

As a People & Talent Coordinator, the candidate experience is one of my biggest priorities, so I do my best to ensure that all candidates that are involved in the recruitment process have a white glove experience, hopefully making them more excited at the prospect of joining the company.

Our whole process is centred around the candidate and in today’s job market, when many employers are facing a talent skills shortage, having a personal touch to the recruitment process is more important than ever. This is something Retail inMotion do very well.

We also do our best to make all candidates feel at ease during the recruitment process by keeping our interviews as relaxed and informal as we possibly can. We even share the positive feedback about our process from previous candidates with prospective candidates before their interview in an attempt to ease their nerves! 

 

What is the most challenging part of your job?

The most challenging part of my role can be sourcing candidates for “difficult to fill” roles. Often, I meet with many candidates before finding an ideal match. It can be difficult to balance getting the role filled fast but also making sure that the person we do go to offer with is the right fit for RiM.

 

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