The four-strong External Recruitment Team (ERT) was created in response to a recent decline in the number of people applying for roles, particularly those from other EU countries.
The team continues to proactively looks to attract candidates who can offer their skills to fill temporary and full-time roles at companies across the country.
Since the launch of the team this March, Encore has been able to maintain and exceed staffing levels across all divisions of the business.
For recruitment industry professionals to clients and candidates, Brexit and the uncertainty brings a significant concern in the sectors we specialise in as a business.
The ERT can be credited for almost half of the growth in candidate take on within the business less than 12 months after being established. Our figures show a company increase of 30% in candidate take on from like for like figures from this time last year with the ERT being accountable for 45% of that amount.
With this said, we approach a busy period of the year for staffing and the latest reports suggest that the UK’s net migration has is now at a 3 year low following last year’s Brexit vote, as more EU citizens left the country and fewer people were immigrating to the UK to seek employment.
According to the latest ONS data, in the year to March, net migration to the UK was 246,000, according to official estimates released on Thursday. This was down from 327,000 in the year to March 2016, although only a slight decrease from the figure recorded in the calendar year 2016. The total number of immigrants to the UK was 588,000 in the year to March, while 342,000 people left the country.
With these latest the developments, the external recruitment team are more relevant than ever and will continue to enhance the service already offered by Encore’s ten branches and the onsite recruitment teams working throughout the UK, where in 2017 we are supplying an average of 4,500 temporary workers per week to the food, energy, engineering, driving and manufacturing sectors.
Nikki Gallier, Encore’ Company Training & Projects manager commented,
“As we had seen a decline in the number of people applying for these roles, Encore continues to show dedication in attracting new candidates so companies are not left with a shortfall. Encore continues to proactively look to mitigate the possible impact of Brexit in manufacturing, supply chain and logistics, and with the continued work of our new team, this will ensure companies can work to their full capacity at all times.”
For more information about the opportunities available with Encore Personnel, visit www.encorepersonnel.co.uk