The corporate strategy in logistics recruitment is now greatly influenced by emerging global trends. In a rapidly expanding industry sector, excellent service skills are essential in order to ensure that strong relationships which are often cross-cultural, are built and maintained with both customers and suppliers.
A multi-disciplined approach is required within the majority of logistics jobs with the combination of ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ skills. Bis Henderson recognise that acquiring fresh talent ahead of competitors is a challenge in the current logistic job market.
Many employers overlook the advantage of attracting graduates and show a preference for experienced workers. However, it would be wise not to dismiss the benefits of recruiting team members who will develop their skills according the company ethos and vision, rather than bringing with them past working practices which may have no place within the organisation. Ideally, the hiring company should offer both in-house and off-the-job training opportunities to support the employee’s ongoing learning and development, which is also likely to encourage company loyalty and commitment.
The Bis Henderson logistics recruitment team are always available to advise on an open ended basis regarding logistics recruitment strategies. This includes assisting with planning, sourcing and staff investment decisions, with key skill requirements clarified in the pre-interview briefing. Recruiters will also give advice on how not only to attract new team members, but also how to support and retain them in the long term. Bis Henderson recruitment consultants believe in building lasting relationships with both clients and candidates and will be involved at every stage of the hiring process to ensure an ideal match for both the employer and the employee.
Many educational institutions now provide programmes in logistics management, with studies in cross-functional disciplines including procurement, IT and finance. Bis Henderson are committed to ensuring that candidates are made aware of the wide opportunities and career prospects that are available in the logistics sector. With access to young talent, employers have the potential to develop new logistics solutions and to ultimately increase productivity, efficiency and profitability.