Order Pickers are vital team members who are responsible for ensuring a customer’s order is correct and packaged in a safe and presentable fashion. The right Order Picker can speed up delivery times, reduce incorrect orders and keep your warehouse running safely.
The best skills to look for in an Order Picker are as follows:
• Experience working in a warehouse based role.
• Impeccable attention to detail.
• Physical ability to manoeuvre through the warehouse and pick and transport goods.
• Ability to use technology to receive and track orders.
• Ability to work to and meet ambitious targets.
Interviewing an Order Picker
The right Order Picker can take a warehouse’s productivity levels from good to great. They work directly with the product, safely and accurately finding products on shelves, and packing them in a way that meets the company’s quality standards.
The best way to find if an Order Picker is capable of this is during the interview process. We have established some guide questions below that will aim to reveal the right skills in your potential hire.
These questions are kept relatively general, as they are designed for use early in the interview process. For candidates further along the hiring process, more detailed questions may be needed.
How to open the job interview
Regardless of a candidate’s skill, it is natural to feel nervous before an interview. Therefore, it is worth asking some warm-up questions towards the start of the conversation to help them to relax.
This can be one or two positive questions, which won’t take much time but will have a positive impact.