An efficient and profitable supply chain operation starts with a strong and highly focused management team, supported by a skilled and reliable workforce. Finding the right employees at all levels, is not only time-consuming but can also be costly, especially if snap decisions are later regretted. Bis Henderson’s specialist supply chain recruitment team has many collective years of experience in all aspects of supply chain recruitment knowing exactly the right questions to put to candidates during an interview.
Interviewing an applicant is never as simple as asking what skills they believe they can bring to the table. It’s a two-way proposition and should also include an appealing offer of what the company can do for them. A Bis Henderson team member will not only collaborate closely with the client to ensure the supply chain job specification is clear and complete, they will also spend whatever time is necessary with the prospective candidates to ensure they have all the essential company background, what the position entails and what can be expected in the final interview.
In the same way as the client will want to know all relevant employment history, skills and experience, the candidate will also be looking for assurance that the vacant supply chain job is the right one for them. The employer should be well prepared to answer questions on the future goals of the company, whether there are expansion plans and what advantages they believe they have over their competitors. This is even more important in the present candidate-driven market when the applicant is being enticed to leave a current position.
This two-way interview should give the opportunity for both the employer and the candidate to fully understand each others needs. A skilled interviewer will have a good idea of whether they have the right person sitting in front of them within 5 minutes and making a first impression is therefore crucial. Similarly, the candidate must be convinced that they will be comfortable and compatible with the role being offered.
Bis Henderson, specialist supply chain recruiters will only put forward those who they know to be highly suited to fill the vacant position.
Candidate details and profiles are examined closely before short-listing takes place and a team-based approach ensures the right solution is achieved with a perfect client-candidate match.