A few months back a news article cropped up on how Costa received 1,700 applications for eight positions. The high number of applications outlined a high volume of unemployed people in a job deprived area. However a news story on Ikea receiving 20,000 applications for 400 vacancies didn’t come as much of a shock as Costa’s vacancy response did. The 400 positions were available in one of Ikea’s Spanish stores. Whilst Spain is suffering from high unemployment, a percentage of these applications must have come from people who want to work for a company who are not only flat-pack geniuses, but who value, support and develop their staff.
We’ve all been to Ikea and many consider it a thrilling experience – wandering through beautifully set up rooms, testing out sofas you have no intention of buying, getting lost in the warehouse and enjoying Ikea’s famous meatballs. And we choose to shop at Ikea because of the price, quality, extensive range of products they have on offer and how much more they give to us other than food and furnishings. Read Article »