HOW WE HIRE
Things move quickly at FAST RETAILING. That means we try to hire great
people, regardless of the job. Jobs can change, but having great people
is always a priority. We look for people match our company values and
who above all, aspire to be true business managers. We’re looking for
people who are good for FAST RETAILING - not just for right now, but for
the long term.
This is the core of how we hire. Our process is pretty basic; the path
to getting hired usually involves a written application and a series of
interviews with our recruiters and for some positions, with our
leadership team. But there are a few things we’ve added along the way
that make getting hired at FAST RETAILING a little different.
We’ll want to know about your ability to be a business leader – more
specifically, four abilities: Your Ability to Lead A Team, Earn A
Profit, Change, and Pursue an Ideal.
We’re looking for people who have a variety of strengths and passions,
not just isolated skill sets. We also want to make sure that you have
the experience and the background that will set you up for success in
your role. At FAST RETAILING, we do things differently from other
retailers and we’ll want to know how you will fit at FAST RETAILING.
We look for people with ambition and a clear sense of mission. We’ll
want to know what you want to do here and how you’ll go about doing it.
We want to get a feel for what makes you who you are. We also want to
make sure this is a place you’ll thrive, so we’ll be looking for signs
around your comfort with ambiguity, your bias to detailed action, and
your collaborative nature.
Interviews will likely be short and to the point – often only 30
minutes! We won’t spend a lot of time with small-talk – we’ll jump right
We believe that if we hire great people and involve them intensively in
the hiring process, we’ll make better hiring decisions. We also believe
that senior management should spend significant time with potential
hires. While involving senior leadership in our process does take
longer, we believe it’s worth it. Our FR leadership team identified
these core principles many years ago, and it’s what allows us to hold
true to who we are as we grow.