Recruitment Consultant - Driving

West Midlands
06 Nov 2018
26 Nov 2018
Job Function
Recruitment Consultant
Contract Type
Full Time
Workforce - Professional. Committed. Connected.

Rated as one of the UK's best employers, Workforce is an award-winning recruitment and training specialist with regional offices spread across central England.

Founded in 2003 by brothers Paul and Joe Alekna, our journey has seen us flourish into a widely-admired UK business - now employing over 100 people at our branches in the Midlands

2018 represents a period of exciting growth for our business with the opening of a number of new recruitment centres across Central England.

Committed to our people, our clients and our candidates, we are also placed within the UK's top 45 fastest growing companies within the prestigious Sunday Times Fast Track 100.

Our team pride themselves on understanding the UK's job markets and excel in providing quality, dependable workers to almost 600 businesses - from SMEs to PLCs - and covering a variety of roles from the shop floor to the board room.

Through our recruitment team, over 1,500 people placed in temporary jobs every day of the week within successful organisations.
We bridge skills gaps for employers, fix their recruitment challenges and most of all, we back candidates to win.
In short, we connect people with opportunities.

Key Benefits of working for Workforce

* On the UK's Best companies to work for
* Excellent package including market leading salary and uncapped commission scheme
* Company car allowance scheme (role dependant)
* Working for a company who takes innovation seriously to make your job easier
* Excellent career progression opportunities
* State of the art systems
* Access to leading job boards providing our consultants and managers with the necessary tools to provide clients with an unrivalled service
* Well invested offices providing an excellent environment for people to succeed
* Internal communication tools meaning consultants and managers alike can stay updated with what is happening within our business
* Market leading group services supporting our branch network including, sales, marketing, HR, staff development training

Job Summary

The purpose of this role is the co-ordination and development of the Driving desk within our Worcester office. Reporting into the Divisional Manager you will be required to ensure that your desk is maintained and developed to meet budget, and all Workforce's compliance standards are met at all times

Hours of work:
Monday to Thursday - 08:30-17:30
Friday - 08:30-17:00
Main Duties and Responsibilities

* To ensure your sales activity targets are met or exceeded
* To liaise with your client(s) daily to understand their needs and plan your day accordingly
* Contribute to the morning meetings daily to feedback the requirements of your client(s)
* To attend regular service review meetings with your clients to understand any areas for improvement in the service delivery of Workforce
* Write and place professional and effective job advertisements to attract candidates
* Use marketing tools to source candidates
* Ensure that all driving-specific legislation is adhered to at all times
* Source, develop and manage candidate relationships within chosen competency
* Qualify candidate suitability for current or future vacancies/clients, through questioning and referencing.
* Qualify client suitability for current or future vacancies/relationship, through questioning and gaining the essential commitment to effectively manage the recruitment process with all parties needs in mind. This will include relevant client meetings
* Maintain and develop current client relationships to ensure that at all times they receive the best service possible and to maximize business opportunities
* Work with colleagues to ensure we capitalise on every opportunity to generate revenue is achieved
* Be able to use in-house IT system to generate candidates
* Manage recruitment process from start to finish with both client and candidate
* Deal with client/candidate queries and take ownership of objection handling
* Manage placed candidates contracts and maintain client relationships with active contractors and placements.

Administrative & General

To agree rates and terms with all prospective clients

* Ensure records are kept in line with, and adhere to, the recruitment legislation
* Keep all paperwork/system work up-to date regarding candidate's eligibility to work
* Maintain and record candidate availability as required by the needs of the business
* Have sound understanding of Workforce's contracts and terms and conditions

Key Responsibilities:

The first point of contact for workers who require support

* The first point of contact for the client(s) who require support
* Ensure that the staff are checked in daily with the clients - including the on-boarding/induction of new starters
* Complete weekly inductions matching client demand
* Compile weekly management information for contracted clients
* Ensure that you, or a colleague, re-book staff for the following day in line with client requirements
* Continuously assess any training needs and keep an open dialogue with workers ensuring that any issues are dealt with promptly and the facility is as productive as possible
* Liaise with Workforce onsite co-ordinators on day-to-day challenges seeking support from the branch network during peak times

Person Specification:
Physical Attributes: Smart professional appearance
General Intelligence: Able to learn quickly, good working knowledge of the transport and logistics industry

Special Aptitudes: Able to deal effectively at all levels, enjoy contact with people and be able to work under pressure.
Driving Experience: Experience within the driving recruitment sector is preferable, but not essential
Disposition: Outgoing and confident personality. Cheerful with a good sense of humour and capable of dealing with all nationalities.
Motivation: Keen to learn new skills and looking to possibly develop the role to encompass other duties in the future.
Organised: Be able to readily provide information regards business plans and client needs when asked