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Serieuze reacties op een willekeurige vacaturetekst

Herbert Prins stuitte [1] recent op een willekeurig bedrijf. Laten we eens zien of een willekeurige vacature bij een willekeurig bedrijf in den vreemde een goede vacaturetekst bevat. Een goede vacaturetekst is duidelijk en bestaat uit de volgende onderdelen in de volgende volgorde:

  1. welk resultaat een werkgever wil
  2. wie die werkgever is
  3. hoe de werknemer het resultaat moet bereiken
  4. onder welke omstandigheden de werknemer het resultaat moet bereiken
  5. welke kennis hiervoor nodig is
  6. welke kunde hiervoor nodig is
  7. welke ervaring hiervoor nodig is
  8. welke tegenprestatie de werkgever geeft
  9. welk resultaat de werknemer in de toekomst mogelijk neer kan zetten
  10. hoe de kandidaat kan solliciteren

De willekeurige (onderstaand weergegeven) vacature scoort goed op deze punten. De inhoud van de functie komt duidelijk naar voren. Twee zaken vallen mij op en mogen wat mij betreft in Nederlandse vacatureteksten meer naar voren komen, namelijk de omstandigheden en het perspectief naar de toekomst.

De werkomstandigheden zijn deze:

WORKING CONDITIONS and PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Frequent walking and standing.
  • Frequent bending, stooping and kneeling to run check out station, stock merchandise and unload trucks.
  • Frequent handling of merchandise and equipment such as hand-held scanners pricing guns, box cutters, merchandise containers and carts, two-wheel dollies, and U-boats (six-wheel carts).
  • Frequent and proper lifting of up to 40 pounds; occasional lifting of up to 55 pounds.
  • Occasional climbing (using ladder).
  • Occasional driving/providing own transportation to make bank deposits, attend management meetings and to other Dollar General stores.
  • Fast-paced environment; moderate noise level.
  • Occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions.

Het is prettig voor mensen met beperkingen (iedereen, als je het mij vraagt) om vooraf duidelijk te weten wat de fysieke eisen zijn aan een functie. Dit staat hier duidelijk omschreven.

Het perspectief naar de toekomst is dit:

This position exists primarily for the purpose of developing internal store manager bench from the assistant store manager population, although external candidates will also be in the program.  It is a position to be used to give store manager candidates more experience prior to becoming a store manager, and is to be held for a specified period.

Het is goed als werknemers en werkgevers vanaf het begin gezamenlijk hun ambitie bepalen. In dit geval is de ambitie concreet en meetbaar.

Conclusie

Volgens reviews is de werk-leven balans bij Dollar General niet op orde. Dit heeft Dollar General niet in de vacature gezet. Dat is natuurlijk jammer. Op de website van Dollar General heb ik hierover overigens ook geen geronk kunnen terugvinden. Integendeel, Dollar General beschouwt medewerkers als familie. En familie laat je niet in de steek, als een collega ziek is, toch? Balans zoek je dus maar ergens anders.

De sfeer bij Dollar General is naar mijn smaak net iets te competitief. Maar de transparantie waarmee ze dit communiceren en de zakelijke informativiteit van hun vacatures spreekt me aan. Het bevreemdt me nog steeds dat mensen menen hun fantasie los te moeten laten op vacatureteksten. Met een ontnuchterd resultaat als hieronder ontvang je volgens mij serieuze kandidaten.

Stel je de mist eens voor die zou ontstaan als iemand ‘High school diploma or equivalent strongly required’ creatief zou proberen te omschrijven. Of ‘moderate noise level’. Nee, informeren gaat in vacatures uitstekend zonder fantasie. Als aanvulling hierop hebben we tegenwoordig reviews. Creativiteit is nergens voor nodig.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STORE MANAGER CANDIDATE in POTTSVILLE, PA

Company Overview

Dollar General (NYSE: DG) is a Fortune 200 company with more than 14,500 retail locations in 44 states, 15 distribution centers and 130,000 employees that embody our mission of Serving Others each and every day. We work in an energetic atmosphere that embraces innovation, diversity and teamwork, all while keeping our customers and communities at the center of everything we do! At Dollar General, employees have numerous growth and development career opportunities through award-winning training and being part of one of America’s fastest-growing retailers. Apply today and let’s grow together!

Job Details

GENERAL SUMMARY:

This position exists primarily for the purpose of developing internal store manager bench from the assistant store manager population, although external candidates will also be in the program.  It is a position to be used to give store manager candidates more experience prior to becoming a store manager, and is to be held for a specified period.

DUTIES and ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Assist in recruiting and staffing activities.
  • Assist with store merchandising by facilitating and/or participating in staging, stocking and storage of merchandise; ensuring that merchandise is presented according to established practices and store manager direction; and properly utilizing merchandise fixtures, signing and pricing of merchandise.
  • Assist in all aspects of inventory management (including proper execution of damages, markdowns, register scanning, paperwork and facility controls); prepare and conduct inventories.
  • Follow prescribed ordering practices to ensure the meeting or exceeding of in-stock targets.
  • Provide superior customer service leadership.
  • Act as a role model by following company procedures and policies as outlined in the employee handbook, SOP manual and company communications.
  • Participate in store opening and closing activities.
  • Ensure the safe deposit of all company funds in the designated bank.
  • Assist in ensuring the financial integrity of the store through strict cashier accountability, key control and adherence to company security practices and cash control procedures.
  • Assist in the maintenance of clean, well-stocked stores; provide a safe environment for customers and employees.
  • Manage store in store manager’s absence.
  • Review operating statements to identify business trends (including sales, labor, profitability, and inventory turn), expense control opportunities, potential shrink, and errors.
  • Complete all paperwork and documentation according to guidelines and deadlines.

Qualifications

KNOWLEDGE and SKILLS:

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as diagrams, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedures manuals.
  • Ability to perform mathematical calculations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and percentages.
  • Knowledge of cash handling procedures including cashier accountability and deposit controls.
  • Ability to learn and perform IBM cash register functions, including those necessary to generate reports.
  • Knowledge of inventory management and merchandising practices.
  • Knowledge of cash, facility and safety control policies and practices (deposits, store keys, SAFE and STARS programs, etc.)
  • Knowledge of recruiting, interviewing, hiring, counseling, and termination practices including legal compliance and internal processes.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Effective interpersonal skills.
  • Effective organization skills with attention to detail.
  • Ability to solve problems and deal with a variety of situations where limited standardization exists.

WORK EXPERIENCE and/or EDUCATION:

  • High school diploma or equivalent strongly preferred.
  • One year of experience in a retail environment preferred for external candidates; four months experience as a Dollar General assistant store manager required for internal candidates.

COMPETENCIES:

  • Aligns motives, values and beliefs with Dollar General values.
  • Supports ownership by tapping into the potential of others.
  • Acts as a liaison between the Store Support Center and store employees.
  • Fosters cooperation and collaboration.
  • Interacts tactfully yet directly with employees and maintains an open forum of exchange.
  • Demonstrates responsiveness and sensitivity to customer needs.
  • Applies basic principles of retail (i.e., ordering cycles, peak inventories, merchandise flow, etc.).
  • Provides continuous attention to development of staff.
  • Recruits, hires and trains qualified applicants to fulfill a store need.
  • Ensures store compliance to federal labor laws and company policies and procedures.

WORKING CONDITIONS and PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Frequent walking and standing.
  • Frequent bending, stooping and kneeling to run check out station, stock merchandise and unload trucks.
  • Frequent handling of merchandise and equipment such as hand-held scanners pricing guns, box cutters, merchandise containers and carts, two-wheel dollies, and U-boats (six-wheel carts).
  • Frequent and proper lifting of up to 40 pounds; occasional lifting of up to 55 pounds.
  • Occasional climbing (using ladder).
  • Occasional driving/providing own transportation to make bank deposits, attend management meetings and to other Dollar General stores.
  • Fast-paced environment; moderate noise level.
  • Occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions.

Note: This position requires some travel with limited overnight stays

Dollar General Corporation is an equal opportunity employer.

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