You may be an employer looking to replace a retiring member of your logistics team or are recruiting due to increased productivity and demand. When trusted and experienced staff take retirement or make a career move, it can be a hard task to replace them. Even more so if they have been with the company for many years.
Whether a client is looking to expand the existing team or to fill a previous worker’s shoes, Bis Henderson know that HR departments or managers responsible for hiring often need the help and sector experience of logistics recruitment specialists. If an employee of long-standing is being replaced, Bis Henderson ensure that their recruitment consultants are given a thorough briefing on the dynamics of the current logistics team. This essential pre-interview preparation ensures that the new starter will be fully compatible and fit in comfortably from day one, sharing common ethics and work style.
If the applicant shows that they are socially perceptive, there is a good indication that they will adapt well to any cultural differences that may arise within the global supply chain network. Logistics jobs require employees with specific skills such as sound judgement and the ability to identify complex problems and to implement solutions.
During the interview process, Bis Henderson recruiters will look for qualities that show a willingness to actively listen and to fully evaluate a situation from the information given. Someone who is constantly on ‘transmit’ and rarely on ‘receive’ will miss crucial facts that may adversely affect the smooth running of the supply chain.
They should also have strong negotiation skills, not only with suppliers but also with colleagues to ensure that any differences within the operating team are reconciled through clear communication and co-ordination. With careful selection, the right candidate for the role will bring fresh talent, securing the future growth of the supply chain and commercial success of the company.