It would be rare to find a supply chain operation that has no need to recruit new additions to the workforce in the year ahead. Bis Henderson regularly advise clients on the importance of forward planning in supply chain recruitment to ensure the selection of suitable candidates isn’t made under pressure due to time constraints.
The BiS Henderson recruitment team appreciate that finding the right person for the role can be made far more difficult if the time-scale for filling a vacancy is limiting the decision making. This is especially relevant in the present shortage of fresh talent within the supply chain sector. Procurement professionals and HR will generally rate securing the right person as the highest priority, but will also require this to be achieved at an affordable cost, with a recruitment campaign that runs to a specified schedule to avoid delays.
When selecting prospective candidates for short-listing, the supply chain recruitment consultants will not only consider what qualities the applicant can bring to the role, but also how the interview experience and the employer’s corporate reputation will be perceived by the candidate. A long-term workforce strategy is critical in identifying, attracting and retaining the right staff at all levels and a poor match at the start of the journey can be extremely costly in the future.
A candidate might tick all the boxes for the desired qualifications and experience, but may have behavioural traits that are incompatible with the company standards and ethics, proving to be a disruptive element within the team. Bis Henderson specialise in supply chain, logistics and procurement recruitment, enabling them to deliver a talent solution using in-depth experience and knowledge of current trends in the industry sector. If required, recruiters are able to go much deeper than evaluating the candidates solely on the strength of their C.V., including psychometric testing and benchmarking to assess the required standard.
BiS Henderson will help to ensure the client’s vision and goals are aligned with those of the selected candidate for the supply chain position, securing employee engagement with longevity of commitment and compatibility.