As the pace quickens for on-time Christmas deliveries, employers may well be acutely aware how there is a critical need to have the right logistics recruitment plans in place.
Many may have underestimated the rapid increase in online purchasing, evident on Black Friday 2015.
After the holiday period, consumers are likely to continue in their demand for next day delivery as a standard service, with an expectation for orders to arrive on the same day now a reality. The BiS Henderson recruitment team advise clients to look beyond the peak ordering seasons when planning their logistics recruitment campaign. Locating the right people at the right time without any costly delay is crucial to the smooth running of the supply chain and logistics operation.
Our specialists logistics recruiters hold a talent pool of the best candidates in the field. The recruiters often have substantial hands-on experience within the industry sector and will liaise with HR and hiring managers to identify future gaps in the logistics team. Existing staff may for example be due to retire and in order to fulfil business objectives, forward programming is essential to ensure the hand-over is seamless.
Detailed job descriptions must be prepared well in advance and clearly defined. This will enable objective decisions to be made when selecting suitable candidates, saving valuable time during the short-listing process. A candidate may not be able to offer everything on the client’s wish-list, but BiS Henderson consultants can help to clarify which attributes are immediately essential and which are desirable skills that could be developed over a period of time within the role.
The careful planning of the logistics recruitment campaign will ensure that there are no rapid or rash decisions which may be regretted later. Bis Henderson will assist clients throughout the candidate search to the final engagement, helping to increase the new hire success rate for logistics jobs.