Retail Hiring Solutions

Retail personnel recruitment

Put an end to problematic retail turnover with pre-employment assessments.

Research shows the best candidates are also those you have the least amount of time to take action on. Can you ensure you’re getting the highest-quality candidates most likely to stay on the job and be productive on day one?

With Modern Hire’s Retail Hiring Blueprints, you can.

Retail Hiring Blueprints

Powered by CognitIOn by Modern HireRetail Hiring Blueprints are recommended workflows built around scientifically validated, job-specific assessment and interview content to engage and screen, assess and interview, and evaluate and hire your top talent faster 

These hiring plans are based on evidence from decades of creating hiring tools across a variety of roles and industries. 

Hiring Blueprints offer a combined assessment and interview experience that measures the competencies we have identified as predictive osuccess in retail roles including: 

  • Retail Store Associate
  • Retail Sales Associate
  • Manager
  • District Manager
  • Retail Clerk/Cashier
  • Retail Grocery Associate
  • Restaurant Manager


Each role has a recommended workflow comprising some combination of three or more of the following stages:

  • On-demand text or phone screen
  • On-demand realistic job preview
  • On-demand job-specific Virtual Job Tryout™ assessment
  • On-demand video interview
  • Live phone interview
  • Live face-to-face interview

Modern Hire’s Retail Hiring Blueprints are recommended workflows but can be configured to meet your unique needs.

Learn more about our Hiring Blueprint building blocks.


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Example: Store Manager Role

Store Manager Hiring Blueprint

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The Store Manager Hiring Blueprint is a four-step process:

  • On-demand realistic job preview and Virtual Job Tryout
  • On-demand video interview and realistic job preview
  • Candidate self-scheduled live phone interview
  • Candidate self-scheduled live face-to-face interview


Store Manager Virtual Job Tryout Assessment

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The Virtual Job Tryout is a pre-employment assessment that provides candidates with a realistic preview of the job and gives them a chance to show off their job-relevant skills and experience. It delivers a multimethod, multimedia evaluation experience with exercises that measure competencies related to on-the-job success for retail store managers, including:

  • Leads Others
  • Communicates Effectively
  • Provides Exceptional Service
  • Drives for Results
  • Manages Priorities
  • Solves Problems


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Retailers across industries turn to us to help with hiring

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Are you ready for a hiring solution focused on retail-specific needs?

Modern Hire is a science-based hiring platform designed to transform your business outcomes by improving quality of hire, increasing efficiency, and offering a seamless, satisfying experience for candidates and hiring teams.

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