- Assessment exercises
- Recruitment agencies
Argos is a successful, well known household retailer with over 700 stores throughout the UK and Republic of Ireland, where they employ approximately 33,000 people across the business.
Argos identified the need for a second stage sift for three different Store Manager roles after candidates had met the minimum standards of the roles through application form.
With Criterion’s extensive experience in online retail recruitment and selection, Argos chose Criterion Partnership to provide them with an online assessment system. We worked with Argos to identify the following objectives:
In order to ensure a seamless candidate journey that raised the calibre of Store Managers coming to interview, Criterion Partnership first conducted a series of stakeholder interviews and focus groups, to thoroughly understand the individual roles before successfully completing the following:
The tests were trialled on existing Store Managers to guarantee the tests were statistically robust and to also get feedback from the test takers more generally. The tests received great feedback from the test takers and the regional managers; subsequently this was rolled out to the business in 2010.
As a result of the success of the system, parallel versions were created for Sales Consultants and the system is also used for Head Office roles at Home Retail Group.