Finding Your Best Staffers

JCK asked its Retail Panelists where they found their best employees:

Recommendation 59.4%
The response rate for the April 2004 JCK Retail Panel survey was 29.2% (196 responses out of 671 questionnaires sent). Totals add up to more than 100% because respondents could select more than one response.
Newspaper advertising 21.7%
Former customer 20.8%
Hired away from another jeweler 10.9%
GIA 3.4%
Internet advertising 1.2%
Other responses included: friends, high school marketing departments, home-schooled students, churches, other retail/service employees, charity volunteers, networking groups, jewelry schools, professional recruitment firms, and walk-in applicants.