It is recognised that the current growth trend in the logistics sector calls for new skills and a broader approach to logistics recruitment and there is now an increased focus on technology playing an important part in securing a competitive edge. Bis Henderson are able to advise clients on the specific technical and IT skills which should be added to the wish-list before the launch of a recruitment campaign.
Vital to the UK economy, the logistics sector is not only connected to the home market but also globally, with the need for employees who are able to easily adapt to a rapidly changing environment. Bis Henderson’s specialist logistics recruitment consultants are able to single out candidates registered on their database with the knowledge and capability required to meet the demands of the new technology. This frequently calls for team workers who are multi-skilled, with a flexible approach and able to adapt to situations and challenges as and when they occur.
As previous paper-based systems are replaced, IT skills are increasingly sought after in logistics jobs, not only for office staff, but also for warehouse operatives and transporters. Securing fresh talent with these skills has become particularly advantageous in retail logistics, following the growth in e-commerce, online purchasing and the tracking of goods, reflecting changes within the logistics network.
When Bis Henderson’s recruiters determine the candidate specification with the client, key attributes are clarified.
Rapid advances within the logistics sector has resulted in significant skill-gaps, calling for employers to look for candidates who show a proficiency in organisation and planning, customer handling and liaison. The role may require not only IT and analytical skills but also the ability to co-ordinate with other team members and suppliers to ensure seamless communication throughout the logistics operation. The benefit of soft-skills should never be overlooked.
Bis Henderson has the advantage of not only a substantial talent pool but also having in place a highly experienced logistics recruitment team with extensive industry knowledge, crucial to identifying the right person for the role. Candidate details are regularly refreshed and education leavers are counseled with advice on suitable career opportunities in logistics to attract quality entrants, ensuring the future challenges for employers in their logistics recruitment are met.