Author: Wayne Brophy FCILT

Announcing our Orange Awards Winners for 2016!

Last Friday was a big day at Cast UK, as we held our Annual Presentation & Orange Awards ceremony at the GMCC.
Amongst the Christmas celebrations, drinks & nibbles, our MD Wayne Brophy delivered his annual speech & summary of our year in 2016.

Wayne summarised that although 2016 has been an unusual year in some respects with the Brexit vote prompting caution in some sectors, in others, such as Retail & FMCG, the pace of recruitment & the desire to find the best talent in a candidate-scarce market meant that in the latter half of the year recruitment requirements increased.

Time to hire!

If you’re looking to hire in January, make sure you take into consideration the time it will take to hire the candidate you need.

After registering a vacancy for a permanent hire, one of our consultants will present a shortlist of appropriate candidates within 48 hours for you to review, after that the full recruitment process can take up to 6 weeks from start to finish.

The truth about age discrimination in recruitment

Age is just a number, isn’t it? So, have you ever come across a role that you think you’re perfect for but you’re not the ‘youthful and energetic’ individual specified in the advert? Or an entry level role asking for 6 years of experience that you couldn’t possibly have?

Cast UK welcome first apprentice!

We are delighted to announce the appointment of our first apprentice, Rowan Kimmins. 

Rowan joins us at our head office in Manchester as Business Support Executive. He will be working within a number of departments to support our wider business, including finance, administration, customer service and marketing.

10 reasons why supply chain transparency is so important

For many years it didn’t matter to consumers if the origins of a product were pretty unclear or unknown.

However, modern supply chains seek to achieve cost savings, greater efficiency and increased transparency. Therefore there is much more interest vested in quality, safety, ethics, and environmental impact of where a product has come from.

Key takeaways from our Peak Discussion Event

Last week Melissa Wells, Supply Chain Director at Brakes group, presented at our Breakfast Networking Event on the subject of planning for peak period in the supply chain and logistics function.

Specialist recruiters; it's what they know AND who they know

Some say that in an intense and competitive job market, it’s not what you know, it’s who you know.

As specialist recruiters who concentrate on very specific specialisms (procurement, buying, supply chain & logistics), in very specific industries, we would argue that its actually what we know AND who we know that sets us apart.

Why do recruitment clients ask for poor service?

I have worked as a professional recruiter for almost 12 years and it still amazes me that some clients insist on receiving poor service from recruiters – in fact they request it!
Picture this…

A client (let’s call him John from ABC Limited) needs a new manager to join his team. This need is pretty urgent as it is due to the previous incumbent resigning and now working his month’s notice. So what does John do? Now, if he is new to recruitment he may Google agencies within his sector. If not, then he may look up his recruiter contacts he has dealt with over the years. Either way, he will have an overwhelming urge to contact lots of recruiters and brief them on his requirement.

Euro's 2016

After months of anticipation the day of the first match is finally here. All of us at Cast UK have been waiting and are now raring for the 2016 Euro’s to begin!

Cast UK appoint 2 new consultants

We are very pleased to welcome two new consultants, Harry Lockwood and Daisy Budka, to the team at our head office in Manchester.

Harry is part of our Logistics team, recruiting for logistics, warehousing and transport roles in our industry sectors across the South Midlands. Harry joins us as a graduate with a BSc degree in Sports Science.