Any company looking for permanent employees at the upper end of the management and executive scale has a tough job making sure the applicants are suitably qualified and have the ability and specific skill sets to be a success. Luckily for companies seeking such staff in logistics, supply chain or purchasing, Cast UK can get you to shortlist stage quickly, without compromising on the quality of the talent.
Because we deal with both high-ranking individuals from the industry and the companies that employ them, we're better able to match positions with people. Not all logistics jobs are offered by logistics companies; many retail, construction and manufacturing operations have logistics as an important part of their business, but they do not always have the expertise at board level to ensure this vital element of recruitment is dealt with properly. The same applies to supply chain and procurement jobs.
Employers therefore rely on our expertise in the field to source the most appropriate candidates from our database of job-seekers and, if appropriate, managers and executives in employment elsewhere. In our situation, it's not a case of "sorting the wheat from the chaff" - it's in our interest to make sure that only qualified individuals make it through our selection process - but it's certainly true that certain managers and directors are better suited to certain jobs than others.
That's where our expertise shines through. It saves employers the trouble of ploughing through early-stage applications, and assists applicants by minimising the time wasted on blind alleys.
Until relatively recently, the permanent position was the default employment model, and on winning a place an employee could expect to stay there until they found another job or retired, or until the company changed. Nowadays the market is much more flexible, with interim and short-term contract positions becoming much more normal. So who is offering permanent positions?
Commonly, the need for a permanent manager or executive arises when a company is expanding or restructuring and new positions are created that require a longer-term approach. Psychologically, employees on permanent contracts can engage in longer-term thinking, which can have benefits for the strategic direction of the company.
Unless there's a definite start and end date for a specific project, offering shorter-term contracts can have employees looking over their shoulders and spending the last months more preoccupied with their next position than with their current one. That's not to say they'll be any less professional; but human nature is a powerful thing. The permanent position makes employees feel more like part of the company, and vice versa.
Permanent positions are about much more than the length of time the employee will expect to be within a company. There are factors such as bonuses, pensions, perks and redundancy arrangements to deal with that might not be so important in the short-term contract.
When making such a commitment, employers need to be certain that they have found the best available managers and directors. Cast UK only deals with high-calibre candidates, so straight away there's a relatively coarse filter that will save time and money in the job search. However, because our own consultants come from the same employment backgrounds as the candidates and companies, we have a deep understanding of the roles and responsibilities clients are seeking, and that is an invaluable asset when it comes to permanent recruitment.
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.