There's a whole spectrum of recruitment services for Cast UK to utilise. At one end is the full consultancy service, where we are heavily involved with the hand-picking of potential candidates and the interviewing process. At the other, is the most basic, namely an "advertising only" service.
What this means is that employers get in touch with us simply stating what positions they have available, and leave it to us to place job ads in the most appropriate places, which includes our own website (a regular destination for individuals climbing the career ladder in logistics, supply chain and procurement), industry-specific publications, both physical and online, and local outlets, where appropriate.
Employers choose to use our advertising-only service for a number of reasons. One example would be where the positions offered might be within Cast UK's employment remit (that is, at management and executive levels) but that the jobs themselves are relatively generic and do not require an in-depth knowledge of the industry or processes.
Another typical situation is one where an employer has its own training programme but will seek a certain level of attainment in the workplace or in education as a pre-requisite.
Perhaps a company might be building a team from scratch, and is seeking several managers to train up and run a department of a larger division, with management but not executive powers. In other words, they want, proven, intelligent candidates, but their roles will be as much about taking instructions as giving them, and most decisions will be taking place at a higher level.
Ultimately, the advertising-only service is perfect for situations where companies want a targeted campaign to find staff but do not require the full consultancy service. This keeps the cost of external recruitment down, although it will usually mean that the internal costs of CV assessment, interviewing and selection will be increased. However, it is a great solution for many vacancies, benefiting from Cast UK's expertise but economising with an off-the-shelf solution.
As specialists in the fields of procurement, logistics and supply chain recruitment at managerial and director levels, Cast UK is a magnet for talented individuals in these categories, many of whom check our website and their email updates daily.
Our expertise runs through our staffing, too - all our consultants hail from the same backgrounds as those we employ in. So even when you're using us for the most basic of recruitment services - placing adverts - you're automatically tapping into our knowledge and understanding of the roles advertised to bring out the best value and the most appropriate ad placement possible.
As a candidate, our consultants work to ensure your next role adheres to all of your requirements, taking the time to discuss your career aspirations, long-term goals, suitable opportunities, and compatible businesses.