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Are you taking too long to hire? Part 2: Ensuring your Recruiter has a comprehensive brief

My name is Greg Kneuss, for the past 8 years I’ve been recruiting in the manufacturing sector and during this time I’ve covered a broad range of disciplines across various industries such as automotive, aerospace, automation, engineering and general manufacturing.

With employment rates at a record high in the UK and the number of live vacancies increasing I’ve been writing a series of blogs on the key factors which can affect the successful hiring of the right candidate, you can read my first blog “Are you taking too long to hire? Why that’s bad in today’s recruitment market- Part 1 Working with Multiple Agencies”. The second key factor being…


Ensuring your Recruiter has a comprehensive brief

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Are you taking too long to hire? Why that’s bad in today’s recruitment market

A quick Introduction

My name is Greg Kneuss (pronounced n-oi-ss not K-noose), for the past 8 years I’ve been recruiting in the manufacturing sector and during this time I’ve covered a broad range of disciplines across various industries such as automotive, aerospace, automation, engineering and general manufacturing.

I am extremely passionate about seeing candidates through every stage of the process and this has reaped positive rewards with clients choosing to work with me time and time again.

Having been in the industry for some time, I wanted to share my experience and viewpoint on recruitment in the current employment market.

With employment rates at a record high in the UK and the number of live vacancies increasing I feel its time companies were made aware of what is currently a very challenging market.

Throughout this series of blogs, I will discuss a number of key factors which can affect the successful hiring of the right candidate. The first key factor being…

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Could you make it as a Tool Van Sales Specialist with TOOLTRUCK?

Love selling tools? Welcome to TOOLTRUCK…..

From spanner to hammer through to the very latest power tool technology J&S Products have it covered to meet the rigorous trade demands for professionals across the automotive and industrial markets. 

From specifically adapted mobile vehicles with all of their latest livery & branding, the company employ dedicated van sales tool specialists to promote their extensive offering from their mobile showrooms across the UK. Continued investment in TOOLTRUCK allows the business to provide ongoing support to their distributor network and focus on the profit and incremental sales opportunities associated with tool sales through promoting product quality and range at affordable prices.

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Life at Glen Callum Associates: The journey from Trainee to Recruitment Consultant


Why is it so great at Glen Callum Associates?

Glen, Kerrie and the rest of the Glen Callum team really make training fun and effective. While the work can be difficult, we really are a team in every sense, we support one another and push each other to do better. There is a real “hands on” approach to learning here and you will be taught skills and given the freedom to use them. You’re never abandoned or just left to get on with it however you will find that as your skills and confidence grow, so does the freedom you are given to become a fully-fledged Recruitment Consultant.

What happens day to day?

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A Christmas tree fit for the Mayor of Dudley…

As we have now passed December 1st and the advent calendars begin to open, we are officially on the countdown to Christmas. Being based at the iconic Red House Glass Cone in Stourbridge, West Midlands, we are delighted to participate in this year’s annual Christmas Tree Festival showcasing trees from local businesses and charities.

The Mayor of Dudley opened the Christmas Tree Festival, celebrating this special time of year, and the achievements and successes of local businesses and charities within the Dudley Borough. Continue reading full article

Unemployment rate at it’s lowest since the 70’s!


REC Agency Member

 

As members of the Recruitment Employment Confederation (REC), not only do Glen Callum Associates adhere to their strict code of conduct and recruitment ethics, we are also privy to their latest news and information with regards to the UK job market.

The REC has just published a report on the UK Labour market, noting that permanent placements are still on the rise, which is obviously great news for candidates.

The flip side to this is as demand for staff across the UK remains strong,  candidate availability drops, thus pushing the average starting salaries to their reported highest since April 2015!

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Glen Callum Associates host the MMMA Council Meeting

The sun was shining, the tea and biscuits were plated and the Glen Callum team were ready and waiting.   Glen, Kerrie and the Glen Callum team welcomed members of The Metalforming Machinery Makers’ Association (MMMA) to the Red House Glass Cone in Stourbridge, where the Glen Callum Associates’ offices are based, for the associations latest council meeting. 

The MMMA is a UK Association dedicated to the sheet metalforming industry and their aim is to promote the interests of companies involved in the manufacture and sale of metalforming machinery and ancillary products.  The support the MMMA gives to members ensures they can thrive in today’s global marketplace.   Continue reading full article

Fresh and vibrant! The latest Glen Callum Brochures.

It’s new brochure season here at Glen Callum Associates. Now it’s not that we get particularly excited by new stationary (some of us do…) but we are committed to ensuring our image is up to date and at the forefront of automotive, engineering and industrial recruitment… Just look at the logo we had when we started 20 years ago!

At Glen Callum Associates we offer progressive, specialist recruitment services, tailored to meet the needs of the markets we serve.  We pride ourselves in staying ahead of the very latest candidate job searching technologies and engagement practices.  Likewise our image is also important, getting seen and being heard by both candidates and clients ensures our success!

If you are looking to update your career or you need a focused, established recruitment solution then call us today on 01384 485 274 to find out how we can help you! 

Driving Field Sales Recruitment in the Engineering Sectors

Driving Field Sales and Service Engineer Recruitment in the Engineering Sectors

Glen Callum are partnering up with Ortlinghaus, another Member of The Metalforming Machinery Makers’ Association (MMMA) to lend our expertise in recruiting Field Sales and Service Engineers into the industry.

Driving forward recruitment for Field Service Engineers and Technical Sales Engineers within the industrial and engineering sectors. We are working alongside Ortlinghaus, Bruderer and other MMMA members to inject fresh blood into the industrial machinery market.

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