Leading Midlands recruitment agency, Encore Personnel, has invested in a state-of-the-art recruitment van to tour the UK to help make job searching easier than ever – in essence creating a mobile branch of the business.
Today’s challenging labour market requires real engagement with candidates and the Encore recruitment van with its team of consultants behind the driving wheel does just that.
The specialist recruitment agency, headquartered in Leicester city centre and employs more than 200 people across the business, has already deployed its four-wheeled recruitment strategy to locations across the UK including Peterborough, Telford and Northampton to help make jobs within the industrial, driving, manufacturing, energy, engineering, managed services and professional services sectors accessible to everyone.
The bright orange van can be easily spotted and has even undergone a recent Encore transformation to ensure every side of the van is branded with the number to its texting hotline and a scannable QR code that takes people straight to the Encore website where they can search for over 150 current available jobs.
Encore is dedicated to putting its candidates at the centre of its strategy and is keen to go the extra mile to ensure everyone has access to finding a suitable role that fits their needs, whether that be a permanent or interim job.
Having face-to-face contact has been essential for the recruiters and so the van enables them to get out amongst the public and answer questions directly.
Pete Taylor, Managing Director at Encore, commented: “It’s no longer enough for recruiters to rely on technology to help place candidates in roles, we need to go back to basics, take a proactive approach, and invest in IRL facetime with our candidates and potential candidates. The van allows us to travel the length and breadth of the UK and really engage with people who need our support when looking for a new job. We understand that there’s a real need for our services so by bringing them to local communities and towns we can register new candidates right there and then and get the ball rolling.”
The Encore van aims to bring recruitment back to life in a post-pandemic world. With each new location, members of the Encore recruitment team will be on hand to guide people through the process of registering, searching and applying for jobs and offer support on how the agency can help.
Encore specialises in engineering, manufacturing, driving, warehousing and logistics recruitment. The business prides itself on its exceptional client and candidate service. It puts the customer and candidate/ employee experience at the centre of all strategy with dual value propositions of ‘your business, your culture, our priority’ and ‘your future, your wellbeing, our priority.’ It places its success on following its key values including avoiding negativity, creating loyalty, and communicating with a refreshing openness.