Hotseat: Caroline Humphrey on her career in recruitment

Caroline is part of our Procurement & Supply Chain team, recruiting within the Engineering and Manufacturing sectors across the East Midlands. Caroline has been with us for 3 months now and Caroline’s previous experience is predominantly within sales including roles such as International Sales Coordinator for a giftware company in London, outbound sales for Laithwaite’s wine in Sydney and a Sales Representative for Thomas Cook.

Cast UK welcomes Caroline Humphrey to the team

We are very pleased to welcome new consultant, Caroline Humphrey, to the team at our head office in Manchester.

Employers – get the most from your recruitment consultant

Whether you’re new to using a recruitment consultant or you've been dealing with them for a long time, have you ever considered whether you’re really making the most of what they have to offer?

Cast UK outlook for recruitment in Quarter 2

The outlook for recruitment in the UK is positive for quarter 2 as our clients and candidates are telling us that they remain confident in the current buoyant job market.

5 reasons to work at Cast UK

Whenever I meet with candidates to discuss opportunities here at the Cast UK, I always ask them; “what strengths can you bring the team?”, “what makes you stand out against other candidates?” or “why do you want to work at Cast UK?”.

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.

Filling the widening talent gap in procurement

In recent years the value proposition of a CPO has shifted as the procurement team are being asked to do more for less or to do many different things within the same team.

Emerging technologies transforming the procurement value proposition

The Deloitte Global CPO Survey for 2016 recently discovered that many CPO’s recognise that there are improvements to be made to the procurement process; cycle times need to be shorter, insight needs to be richer and performance needs to be more transparent and efficient. For these reasons it is expected that disruptive technologies will transform supply market-facing assets in business.

Ten Questions. One Hot Seat...

Climbing the career ladder is not always an easy pathway to navigate. We’ve spoken to experts in their fields to encourage them to share pearls of wisdom about how they’ve made it in their specialist sectors.

Are your procurement skills transferable?

If you have worked within a procurement or buying environment, you have probably worked alongside people with quite a diverse set of backgrounds. So why is it, when you see a job advertised it will usually ask for experience in the same industry?