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The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation

Schaeffler embraces new way of recruitment from GCA

Date: Thursday 03 December 2020

Schaeffler UK is now benefitting from a new and proven hiring recruitment strategy, helping the company to source the best industry talent in the most efficient way possible.

Delivered by automotive aftermarket recruitment specialist, Glen Callum Associates, the innovative service is not only designed to source candidates, but also to deliver engaging bite-sized video interviews and accurate candidate testing.
This results in hiring decisions being formed from factual based information through an informative process and not solely on interview performance.

The recruitment specialist is working round the clock to support companies with their recruitment strategy, as part of a wider plan to help businesses emerge from the pandemic in the best shape possible.

Glen Callum Director, Glen Shepherd, said:

“People are what will help the UK aftermarket move forward in a post-COVID-19 world, and we look forward to working closely with the Schaeffler team to help them invest in the right people for the future growth of the company.
“Even if companies aren’t recruiting at present, companies need to ensure they implement a proven and successful strategy to futureproof their business and provide proactive solutions when needed.”

GCA has led the way in aftermarket recruitment and for more than 22 years has supported clients with hosting online screen interviews. The GCA team tailors up to five “key questions” relevant to the role, company, industry and required experience, which is then reviewed alongside the candidate’s CV.

This allows Schaeffler to gain an initial impression of the candidate, viewing their response to specific questions.

At final interview stage, GCA provides a free professional psychometric profiling & testing service for up to two final interview stage candidates, an approach employed by nearly all Fortune 500 companies.

Using their external and impartial business psychologist, the tests are then independently assessed to include a detailed insight into candidate behavioural attitudes, motivations, energies and drive. In addition to aiding hiring decisions, this information will also be useful in adopting management styles and developing future training needs if the candidate is offered employment.

Mark Dolloway, Sales Director, Schaeffler, said:

"Glen Callum Associates excels because of its specialism in many sectors. This expertise and reach into other industries means we are able to utilise one recruitment company to make appointments in all areas of our business, and GCA fully understands our requirements, taking the hassle out of the entire process.
“The company is also incredibly forward-thinking and recognises the importance of ensuring candidates and employers feel completely at ease. GCA’s new video interviewing platforms and third-party profiling really enable a ‘head-start’ when an appointment is made, as both current and future training and development requirements are identified very early on.”

Dolloway concluded:

“Overall, we are delighted with the dedication GCA has and they play a crucial role in the development of our business."

For more information on Glen Callum Associates and how it can help engineering specialists with their recruitment strategy, visit here.