I own a fashion store in Hong Kong. In my experience, I need just 2 other employees if they have (Assistant) Manager experience. 1 year ago, they quit and decided to leave HK. Now only I'm left. I'm desperate for candidates — I'm overworked!
I spent $30,000 USD on job posting sites and recruitment agencies, but nobody with experience as Manager applied. I'm recompensing lavishly — see point 3 beneath. Thus I'm wondering — walk into and poach competitor stores in Tuen Mun and Yuen Long!
Assume I can't see who's Manager, or if they're on duty. Obviously I can't say I'm headhunting!
What reason can I say to speak to (Asst) Manager?
If Manager is not in store, what reason to give when I request their business card?
Now assume Manager is in store and goes up to me. What do I say? Requesting the Manager will make some people gape at me, and make me nervous! Manager was expecting customer — thus it feels too sudden, cheeky, and foxy to say
Sorry to bother you. I wanted to kindly ask if you are interested in working at my store. I offer 15% sales commission + base salary of $120 HKD/hr ($15 USD/hr).