Autotech Recruit’s Hybrid RPO solution to boost aftermarket perm recruitment.

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Autotech Recruit has responded to increasing demand from the automotive aftermarket and OEMs (original equipment manufacturers), creating a dedicated recruitment service to cater for their needs. To do this Autotech Recruit has enhanced the permanent arm of its business to offer the industry a hybrid Recruitment Process Outsourcing (hybrid RPO) solution.

The struggle to recruit and retain highly skilled vehicle technicians is well documented and many automotive companies are using several recruitment companies to hire staff which increases overall costs. By adopting the hybrid RPO approach, automotive businesses can streamline their recruitment processes and expect a significant reduction in overhead costs. 

Autotech Recruit estimates a hybrid RPO approach could save an automotive company or OEM up to 74 per cent of its recruitment costs per year. Under the Hybrid RPO agreement, Autotech Recruit will take ownership of a client’s recruitment needs, from marketing the position, screening the candidates, through to HR paperwork and even clothing distribution, if required.

“We can create a suite of customised options to suit the exact needs of a client,” explains Simon King, Autotech Recruit’s sales director, for permanent & hybrid RPO. King is spearheading this new initiative along with Hannah Fermor, who heads up permanent aftermarket recruitment, and Sue Dixon who will lead the permanent OEM and main dealer side. “By taking a Hybrid RPO approach we are working in true partnership with our client, rather than just being a supplier,” adds Simon.

Significantly, under the Hybrid RPO, Autotech Recruit will provide an automotive company with a single point of contact who will manage the day to day recruitment operation. “This not only provides consistency,” comments Simon, “but having a single person on the account will give them an in-depth knowledge of the company they are recruiting for.” 

Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) is a proven method to improving candidate quality and reducing the time and the cost it takes to hire. “We know this process works,” comments Simon: “Earlier this year we began working with In‘n’Out Autocentres, who outsourced its entire recruitment process to us. As a result, we have filled 67 placements since April and 99.5 per cent of the candidates we put forward are hired.”

Jon Morgan, CEO of In‘n’Out Autocentres comments: “Autotech Recruit’s customer centric approach, coupled with a thorough understanding of our business, means they are introducing high calibre candidates who meet our high standards of skill, knowledge and values. Partnering with Autotech Recruit will ensure that as we continue to expand our network, we will have the skills and personnel to support us in delivering fantastic customer service with great quality work and give motorists a real alternative to franchise dealerships.” 

Autotech Recruit offers effective, comprehensive strategies to help the automotive aftermarket overcome talent shortages, encompassing three core strands; temporary cover, permanent recruitment and training. Their clients include large, independent fast-fit garages to national chains with multiple sites. The company works with with 80 per cent of Motor Trader’s top 200 dealerships.

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