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Throughout the recruitment process, I am always asked two questions by candidates: to define ‘what makes someone successful in the organization’ and how as a retailer we ‘adapt to a rapidly changing market’.
Typically, I defined success by how well an associate demonstrates our core values. In addition, my response would include updates about the growth of our e-commerce business to answer how we have adapted to a changing market. I now realize that this standard approach to answering candidate questions fails to account for my own personal experiences, how I as an individual define success for myself and the methods I have personally used to be successful in a rapidly changing organization.
Ultimately how you measure success depends on your respective goals and experience as an individual. For me, my success within my current role has been defined by pushing myself outside of my lane to make an impact. To drive a meaningful impact the new lane you are navigating should still align with the overall business strategy.
The role I was hired for two years ago is not the same role I play today. As the needs of the market and organization change, you too must challenge yourself, be agile, innovate and adapt your role to offer a more competitive value proposition. Originally, I was hired with the primary function as a recruiter to support store operations. Today, I have redefined my role to be so much more. I now support Talent Acquisition in a new capacity; I manage employer branding strategy and content development and am a partner in our inclusion initiatives. Within my first year supporting store operations recruitment, I identified a number of opportunities where I could reshape my role to maximize my impact and lead change to meet quickly changing staffing trends and candidate expectations in the market.
How did I redefine my role to successfully adapt to a rapidly changing environment?
It’s more than the capacity to be agile, to adapt yourself, your role and skills to meet changing demands. It’s also about having leaders and a culture that is fluid, open minded and adaptable that empowers you to do so. That’s one of the things I appreciate and love most about working with Cost Plus World Market. Here I feel empowered and trusted to experiment, be bold, and be me. I value working on a team who is open minded enough to see past a job title and see the individual.
Our culture sets you up for success. It’s up to you to define what impact you want to make, we’ll give you the tools to do it. At World Market we empower you to contribute your unique perspective to meet the demands of a changing world.