Fast and effective recruitment impresses Logistics group

Fast and effective recruitment impresses Logistics group

The Challenge

Clipper Logistics PLC is a fast growing company which provides client driven service solutions for the retail market. The growth and expansion of the business meant that they needed to employ an additional 300 staff at the existing site in Burton-upon-Trent and at a new site in Swadlincote, Derbyshire.

A local recruitment agency had won the contract to recruit new staff and focussed on hiring the general warehouse workers, forklift drivers and pickers and packers who would make up the majority of the workforce.

However, the local recruitment agency had a limited capacity to focus on the more skilled logistics / management / supervisory roles. Clipper tried a number of logistics recruitment consultancies with limited success. Expion had approached Clipper to ask for an opportunity to prove their ability and as time was of the essence, Expion were given three fixed term roles to find candidates for and demonstrate their capability to Clipper management.

Effective Recruitment

Expion’s Supply Chain Division took up the challenge to find candidates for Clipper where the other recruitment agencies had failed.

Expion knew that the project was time critical, so she used all the tools that were available to her. We wrote new, proactive job adverts for local and national job-boards to generate additional candidates, and searched the Expion database for logistics professionals in the Derbyshire area.

Expion worked through her weekends to contact candidates and spend the time talking to them about the opportunities at Clipper. We filled one vacancy within a week and so impressed the HR team that she was given approval to source candidates for 10 permanent roles as well.

Within six weeks Expion had sourced and filled seven roles for Clipper including a Goods-in Manager, 2 Warehouse Team Leaders and 2 Stock Administration Clerks. The Clipper HR Manager was amazed at the speed and dedication that Expion had shown.