What do you do when you need extra staff for your online business? Will Wynne of Arena Flowers told TameBay the secret of his recruiting success, when he needs staff he always turns to Gumtree.
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Arena Flowers are the first UK florist to sell Fair Flowers, Fair Plants accredited flowers, delivering sustainable, ethically grown flowers. They aim to be the leading online UK florist delivering the highest quality flowers from around the world at excellent prices.
There are times during the year such as Valentines Day and Mother’s Day when demand for flowers increases and that’s when he posts an advert for temps on Gumtree and recruits staff within days.
His tips are to choose a relevant Gumtree category, include a profile of your company, where it’s based and the job description. Each of his Gumtree adverts has resulted in plenty of enquiries and interviews and the cost for placing an advert is just Â£25.00. Talking of traditional recruitment agencies Will said “All agencies do at end of day is supply a load of CVs and we can get that from Gumtree anyway”.
He notes “You need to be prompt as Gumtree works well, in terms of Customer Services vacancies we always get five or six applications and have always filled the position. Within two days we can get people in and can meet temporary demand during busy periods.”
Will is a committed Gumtree user, in his time running Arena Flowers he’s recruited more than a dozen delivery drivers, customer service staff, packers (both permanent and temporary) and even his SEO web developer. On a personal note he also found his flat to rent on Gumtree.
He also picks up his lady friends from Gumtree I’m told. 😯
PMSL – He didn’t mention that! Wonder if he sends em flowers? 😛
I think we should also mention if you send Arena flowers, you also get to send a Vzaar video message with them.
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