Our new “From a Recruiter” series will give an inside look at what it’s like to interview and work for Paper Source. Written by Cara Pacholski, our Field Recruitment Manager, you’ll get a sneak peek at stories, tips and tricks from our store recruitment team.
What inspired me to join this organization seven years ago was the big picture plan to grow a small company. I remember my first day here at Paper Source; at the time, we had 21 stores and eight more were planned to open that year. We had an aggressive expansion plan and we were building our strategy from the ground up. Needless to say, it was a fun few years of getting teams built and functioning collaboratively for success. It was an amazing time of working together, and the success of seeing that first store I helped open is still exciting after all these years.
Here at Paper Source, every department is involved in opening our new stores. Everyone has a role; from reviewing leases, to traveling to site inspections, to overseeing construction, to picking and shipping products from our warehouse, to ensuring the store fixtures arrive on time (right down to the toilet paper holder), to, of course, hiring our new associates… a lot goes into opening a new location! Hiring the team for a new store is like putting together a puzzle. My recruitment team visits each new location to find the top creative talent. We speak with community members, schools, restaurants and other retailers in an effort to spread the word about Paper Source.
When the puzzle of hiring for a new store is completed, the feeling is amazing. But that’s where much of the work starts! Training is a huge priority at Paper Source, but especially in new stores. We put time and care into making sure our new team members feel like a knowledgeable part of our creative community.
That being said, we’d like to welcome the newest members of our Paper Source “family”… a big hello to our Tampa, Florida store, which opened in late June!
If you’re interest in joining our creative team, please visit our careers website.Interested in opportunities to join our “family”, please visit our careers website.