It may be easy for employers to overlook the fact that in addition to a great product or service, selecting the right staff is crucial to securing a competitive advantage within the market place. Supply chain recruitment calls for a targeted approach to finding and attracting key talent, without costly delays or errors of judgement during the interview process.
The need for increased skills within the supply chain calls for a wider net to be cast during the candidate search. A modern workforce includes not only team members with IT and other areas of technical knowledge, but also bilingual or even multilingual professionals. In a rapidly evolving global market, ease of communication has become an essential ingredient in the supply chain management operation, with excellent soft skills and an appreciation of cultural differences.
The BiS Henderson team will draw up a supply chain recruitment strategy with the client in order to meet the business objectives, ensuring no essential attributes are left off the wish list. The right workforce mix, ideally with careful analysis and forward planning, will avoid the tendency to replace like for like when existing staff retire or move on. Recruiting fresh talent has the potential to open up advancements for system upgrades and future development.
An experienced recruitment consultants will collaborate with the hiring manager or HR to ensure the supply chain job specification will appeal to the right audience and describe clearly not only the required skills and experience level, but will also brief the candidate on the advantages of joining the company.
When it comes to the final interviews, Bis Henderson recruiters will advise on the art of negotiation, appreciating that the ideal candidate may want to be assured of more than just an attractive salary. Employee benefits, working conditions and the opportunity for career progression will often win the day.