A behind-the-scenes worker if there ever was one, grocery store stockers don't get the credit they deserve. Repetitively stocking shelves during irregular hours is not for the faint-hearted.
If you have enough loyal, hardworking stockers, then make sure they know it. If not, then find some employees that will effectively do one of the more strenuous jobs in the grocery store. Check out the questions below and posit them to your stocking candidates.
- How do you handle working effectively at night or early morning before store opening?
- How do you stay motivated doing repetitive work like stocking?
- What is your greatest strength
- Imagine a scenario in which you don't know where to stock an item and your supervisor is not around to give you the answer. What do you do?
- Tell me an accomplishment you're most proud of.
- What to you hope to gain from working in this position?
- What do you hope to gain from this experience?
- Do you feel comfortable engaging in conversations with customers?
- Why should I hire you and how can you contribute to the team?
- What would you do if you witnessed a customer put something in their pocket?