Daring to be Different: the IKEA HR team share their IKEA experience.

IKEA are embarking on an exciting growth programme which of course creates challenges when it comes to recruiting additional resources to support this expansion.

A key focus for this recruitment is in the HR team where they are looking to recruit co-workers from a variety of backgrounds. The environment is unique, as is their approach to recruitment which is focused on the person rather than the CV. Crucially, a classic HR background is not a pre-requisite. More important is a passion for people, an understanding of how to deliver strategy and processes within teams and of course, an alignment with the IKEA values.

An understanding of the Retail environment is helpful of course, particularly given the scale of the IKEA store operation! However, it is not essential and the team are interested in people from different backgrounds who can bring a fresh approach.

As part of the campaign to source HR Managers in Training, we thought it would be useful to talk to the existing team to find out where they have worked previously, how they have found the transition and what their role entails. As you will see from the following interviews, every member of the team brings a unique perspective to their role which we hope will inspire you to consider IKEA as an employer of choice.

Thank you to the IKEA team for their support – you can read their stories here:

 

Dominique Sayce, HR Manager

 

Debbie Cox, Recruitment and Competence Development Manager

 

Darren Taylor, Deputy Country HR Manager, UK&IE

 

Aoife McCarthy, HR Manager, Dublin

 

Lisa Duxbury, UK&IE Recruitment Specialist

 

To read more about these vacancies at IKEA, click here

 
 

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