Do you need an additional logistics staff but are unsure where to look? Primarily, it’s essential to identify the best logistics recruitment partner to track down the right employee for the position.
Here are a few tips;
Bis Henderson’s advice would be to ensure the recruitment agency is able to deliver on several key issues. Firstly, logistics recruiters should have hands-on experience and specialist knowledge within the industry sector in order to fully understand the skills required for the role.
Logistics isn’t simply about the transport of goods. Aspects of managing services and deliverables, possibly with a global reach should also be considered. Select an agency that focuses solely on the field of logistics, supply chain and purchasing recruitment.
Access to candidates shouldn’t be limited and ideally a database of high calibre potential applicants will cover a wide geographical area, providing an extensive talent pool in logistics recruitment.
The significant growth in the logistics industry has resulted in a candidate-driven market and employee attraction and retention is essential to ensure a competitive advantage. This requires close collaboration between the company and their recruitment consultant to create an appealing and informative advertising campaign for release in the key media and to those registered on the database.
The ability to identify the right candidates for logistics jobs calls for a comprehensive understanding of the right questions to ask during the short-listing process. As the logistics field is so diverse there is no place for ‘one size fits all’ and the logistics recruitment consultant must be aware of what specific pre-screening questions should be put to the candidates, serving as the primary filter in order to check skills, experience and expectations. In order to do this the logistics recruitment company must take the time to fully understand the culture, ethics and aims of the employer to ensure the applicants selected for interview will be compatible with the existing team.
The client should be kept informed at every step of the recruiting process with open lines of communication throughout.
Above all, the aim of the logistics recruitment consultant should be to provide a seamless and efficient service, to the client’s specifications, on time and on budget.
Bis Henderson are confident that they ‘tick all the boxes’, ensuring the best results possible in the recruiting process.