With near on 15 years experience in designing handbags and building their hugely successful Antipodean brand Deadly Ponies, Liam Bowden and Steven Boyd decided the time had come to test their skills against the rest of the world, and so the Deadly Ponies Design Lab was born - an experimentation space for sculptural product design.Read More
Studying a fashion design degree doesn’t always mean that you have to become a designer or work in production. It can led to working on the business side of the fashion industry, whether it be sales, wholesale, retail operations or business development.
We caught up with Kerri Lelievre, who is the business development manager for taylor and previously the operations manager for Sabatini. Kerri’s job is really diverse, challenging and an excellent example of where your fashion degree or retail experience can take you!Read More
Welcome to our first article in our Women in Retail blog series! A career in retail can take you in so many directions. We’ll be catching up with inspiring women who work in retail, across a number of different roles in our Women in Retail blog series.
Let us introduce you to Lucy Robins, the talented buyer behind the beautiful brand, Redcurrent. Her journey began when she started working at Redcurrent straight out of high school! So, if you have aspirations to become a buyer one day, then you’ll especially enjoy Lucy’s inspirational journey.Read More
Have you recently graduated with a fashion degree? Are you considering your employment options right now? Well, you’ve probably discovered that in New Zealand, the workroom and design assistant roles are few and far between. So, what are your alternative options to still stay working within the industry you love?! Let’s take a look at the retail opportunities and where they can lead your career;Read More
You have applied for your dream job, been for several interviews, completed psych testing and a practical and you finally have a job offer….but…. the salary is lower than what you expected. What happens now?! We have outlined below our top tips for how to handle salary negotiations and your current company’s counter offer. It’s a difficult situation to navigate, but with the right guidance you will be able to get the best possible outcome for you!Read More
Legislation on employees’ rest and meal breaks and trial periods which passed into law in December has now come into force. Among other changes, it means that staff are now entitled to paid rest breaks and an unpaid meal break, and only businesses with 19 or fewer employees can use 90-day trial periods.Read More
Gone are the days where posting to social media is an afterthought. You can no longer just take a “quick pic” on your smartphone and “chuck it up on social media” to see what happens. Given that there are 3.5 billion active social media users worldwide, 4 million of whom are here in New Zealand, it has become essential that social media is an integral part of a business’s marketing plan.Read More
Resigning is never easy! Just the thought of handing in your notice is enough to bring on cold sweats and a near panic attack. So, what can you do to make the dreaded moment run smoothly?Read More
Whether you are an executive candidate or you are a junior just starting out, building your personal brand is important in today’s employment landscape. As the market becomes more and more competitive, companies have begun to look beyond the resume and take into consideration a candidates overall culture fit for the organisation.
There are several ways that you can broaden your profile and build your personal brand. Here are a few ideas!Read More
‘Alchemy’: a seemingly magical process of creation, combination and transformation.
Given Christchurch business owner and professional stylist, Jessica Amor’s magic ability to combine lovely things together in aesthetically pleasing ways to create & transform, the name ‘Alchemy Styling’ is the perfect name for her brand.Read More
Being an Influencer is a real job these days. It’s what I like to call a “2019 job title”. Brands are either excited by this new movement, or terrified of it. There are so many questions around how to leverage off working with an Influencer…. and how to do it right. We will be covering off these questions and more throughout this three part article series. Starting with how to find the right Influencer for your brand!Read More
Are you losing candidates between their acceptance of your offer and the start date?
I have recently been recruiting for a store that opens in 8 weeks time. I was inundated with exceptional candidates who were ideal for the role, and I moved quickly to interview them and move them through the process. I managed to make an offer within 3 weeks, 5 weeks out from the start date, however, the challenge lies ahead as we will have to work hard to keep the excited, motivated and looking forward to their new role.Read More
Here at Frame Retail, we are passionate about sustainability in the fashion industry. It’s important to us to work with brands who are ethical, sustainable and lead the way forward for the future. Global retail giant H&M are leading the way with their recycled clothing initiative.Read More
Having an interview via Skype is increasingly common in today’s recruitment world. The Internet has made it possible for hiring managers to conduct their first round of interviews via Skype or Facetime, before they conduct the final round in person. Here at Frame, we conduct Skype interviews everyday and there are definitely some do’s and don’ts on how to conduct a successful Skype interview.Read More
You've passed the first part of the recruitment screening process and you have a job interview lined up. You're almost there! Just one step away from landing your dream job. The way you conduct your job interview can make or break the prospective employers decision and you have one chance to nail it - which is why we have put together our top tips for how you can ace your interview and proceed to the final step of the process.Read More
How can businesses retain their employees if they can’t offer a pay increase? We work with candidates everyday and based on feedback, we have put together a list of ways in which your business can attract and retain the right people, without needing to offer a pay-rise.Read More
Have you been planning your business idea for a long time? Do you feel like there is always “just one more thing” that you need to do before you launch it?! Then this blog post is for you! Frame Retail’s director, Rachel Smart, has launched two successful companies in 18 months. In this post, she gives her top tips and advice for getting your business up and running and making it happen!Read More
A cover letter is your first opportunity to make a lasting impression on your future boss. We’ve outlined below our top tips for writing an effective cover letter to help you land your dream role.Read More
Setting up for a storewide SALE can be a stressful and hectic time. We have put together our top tips for you to help you execute a smooth sale set-up.