Thousands applied for jobs in H&M stores in Tallinn12.08.2013, 11:00
Scandinavian clothing retailer H&M that is recruiting employees for new first store in Tallinn to be opened this autun was flooded with thousands of job applications, Tiina Miettinen, marketing manager of H&M in Baltic states, told Postimees.
The company has already hired 150 people to work in Estonia.
One unsuccessful applicant, a 23-year-old woman who preferred to remain anonymous, said that competition for the job was extremely tough.
“But they pay a decent wage, starting from 4.40 euros a hour,” she added,
H&M does not dislose its wages, but pays competitive salaries and offers good benefits, said Mietttinen.
The recruitment had three stages: a group interview made by Manpower, an individual interview and, finally, the team challenge prepared by H&M.
According to one applicant, the team challenge meant that ten people … and they were divided into two groups.
“Either group had to solve two tasks: one was decorating a shopping window and another was price-tagging clothes, while someone keeps disturbing them and asking questions.”