Though we at John Gibson Associates have been helping to match the right people with the right automotive jobs for many years, we understand that recruitment can be a difficult process. Finding the right person to fill your vacancy is a daunting task – where do you start looking? This is especially true within the automotive industry where this highly competitive industry is now finding itself scrambling for the best candidates. Though finding the right potential employees obviously varies from position to position in terms of skills, there are still certain criteria for finding the right person for the vacancy that you currently have.
Before you start, the obvious thing to do is to give a detailed job description. Generic job descriptions simply attract generic candidates. By ensuring your job description is as detailed as possible and sets out the tasks and required skills, you will attract the people who the job requires. Be sure to advertise on industry specific sites as well. If you are looking to hire automotive staff, then John Gibson Associates hosts a comprehensive platform that you can use to advertise the vacancy. Simply copying and pasting the vacancy description onto generic sites will not attract the high calibre of candidates that you are looking for.
It’s also important to carefully review all CVs you receive, ensuring that the people who are skilled enough for your job are considered. If the CV is personalised, well written and professional, then the candidate cares about getting the job and wants to make the best first impression. Once candidates are chosen, the interview gives you a chance to get a feel for the candidate themselves. Your interviewing style needs to cover the bases required to ensure you are choosing the right people for the job. You need to ask relevant questions and thoroughly interview the candidate, leaving no stone unturned. Be sure to make the candidate feel comfortable so they can open up to you and ask open, relevant questions so you can assess their personality, skills and background.
Perhaps one of the most important factors when it comes to achieving a high quality workforce is giving people room to learn and grow within the job once you have hired them. The automotive industry is highly competitive and the only real way to encourage success is to continually teach your staff and keep them at the forefront of the industry. Everyone from an engineer to a salesman should be consistently learning as they go along, or else they will quickly become outdated. As the industry grows, so should the candidate. With a skills shortage tightening the amount of staff that can be hired within the industry, it is increasingly becoming the job of the business to keep their employees’ skills up to date.
It takes time, effort and careful assessment to find the best people for challenging automotive jobs. If you choose to advertise your vacancy through John Gibson Associates, we comprehensively vet and interview all potential candidates to ensure you receive the best recruitment service possible. Regardless of whom you choose, however, remember to aim high: nothing but the best will suffice for your vacancy.