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Effective recruitment processes can provide cost savings

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At John Gibson Associates we have an unparalleled level of experience when it comes to motor trade recruitment. We have achieved this by working with clients across the UK from throughout the industry. As part of this we have seen all manner of special and unique requirements for every kind of role. We have adapted effectively and always ensure we deliver the best service, helping each business to make the right appointment.

In our role we have seen how time consuming and costly recruiting can be if done incorrectly. As a result we can offer a more effective service and provide advice to clients about avoiding the mistakes they could make during the process. There are several of these to be aware of and plan for.

One of the most important things to keep in mind is that recruiting the wrong person will increase the cost of the appointment substantially. When this occurs you will incur the original cost of the recruitment, the wages of the individual plus any severance, and have to pay to go through the whole advertising and hiring process again.

A big mistake that a number of businesses from every sector make is not taking full advantage of the opportunities that interviews offer. This is a great chance to really get to know more about candidates and see what they can bring to the table alongside their qualifications and experience. It is important to ask the right questions and ensure that interviews are engaging and interactive.

A second error that more businesses than you would believe make is failure to verify and check references. The importance of these cannot be overstated because they again provide a better insight into what the candidate can offer. It is always good to speak to previous employers and people who know the applicant personally.

All businesses will be looking for the ideal candidate but an important thing to avoid is alienating other applicants, even if they are not successful with their current application. In the motor trade there is a lot of news about there being a skills shortage. With this in mind employers should ensure they handle rejections properly, supplying feedback to unsuccessful candidates. If they fail to do these things they can find the number of applicants they have for future roles is a little smaller.

When we are called on to help clients with motor trade recruitment we always focus on offering the best service across the board, including for the employer and candidates. If you would like our help please feel free to get in touch. We are confident we have the skills, processes and flexibility to help make the right appointments.