Autotech Recruit has launched a pioneering, large-scale permanent recruitment drive, which is set to deliver multiple technicians across multiple sites, revolutionising the way in which national automotive companies recruit permanent vehicle technicians.
This innovative solution has been developed as a result of the company’s in-depth industry knowledge of the difficulties car dealerships and national independent chains face when recruiting skilled vehicle technicians across multiple sites.
Under the initiative, Autotech Recruit will develop a bespoke, customised project for each individual business embarking upon a large scale or multi-site permanent recruitment drive.
Due to the mass delivery of vehicle technicians, each unique permanent recruitment project is set to be extremely cost-effective, with a saving of up to 60% per candidate compared to traditional recruitment methods. Each project will be based on a dedicated SLA agreement, set out by Autotech Recruit, to deliver a specified amount of vehicle technicians over a set period of time – if we do not deliver the full quota, we will refund a percentage of our fee.
“This is a major shift in the process of permanent recruitment,” Gavin White, MD of Autotech Recruit explains. “It is a very cost-effective solution as we are not only putting our reputation on the line, however both parties have a deadline to deliver.”
This innovative approach to large-scale permanent recruitment, which will be an extension of Autotech Recruit’s rapidly growing employment solutions offering, will be managed by a dedicated team of permanent recruitment consultants. This new service will be headed up by Sue Dixon, who spent almost 20 years within the recruitment division of Mercedes-Benz UK.
A bespoke, online portal will underpin each permanent recruitment project and be accessible to all members of the client team during the project lifetime.
The permanent team manages every aspect of the recruitment campaign and, after thoroughly vetting each of the candidates, Autotech Recruit will load CVs onto the portal, with an alert sent to the client. “Through the portal the employer can immediately access information on a highly suitable candidate, who meets their exact needs based on experience, skill set, location, and job flexibility such as part-time. This is set to significantly reduce the overall recruitment time,” Gavin explains.
“Garages and dealerships are suffering from a widespread shortage of skilled technicians. However, they do not have the time to process CVs and find suitable candidates, while head office HR departments do not have the capacity to recruit for individual employers.”
“Our solution to large scale permanent recruitment is an innovative, semi-automated solution which will provide a consistent recruitment approach. It is a win-win situation,” Gavin explains.
The development of this leading-edge permanent recruitment drive reinforces Autotech Recruit’s bid to become ‘more than just a recruitment company’ and an employment solutions provider. The company is already working with a global dealer group to deliver 60 Level 3 vehicle technicians within six months, under the banner: Project Tech 60 and is just about to begin another project with a national retail chain.
“We want to be the one-stop shop for all recruitment within the automotive industry aftermarket,” Gavin concludes.