Are food manufacturing recruitment agencies wasting your time with poor candidates?

I suspect the answer is yes, as it’s a complaint we consistently hear from our food manufacturing clients across the UK. Other food manufacturing recruitment agencies don’t seem to understand what is critical when it comes to recruiting the key people that make up your team.

If the answer to that is yes, then we understand how frustrating that must be as no one has time or money to waste. Like other industries, there is a chronic skills shortage, and many food manufacturing recruitment agencies simply cannot access the labour they need.

As the food manufacturing industry aims for more sustainable food production practices and supply, it is critical that it can recruit the key people it needs to meet market demands. There simply isn’t room for lost time with poor candidates or no-shows which is why Sigma has perfected its food manufacturing recruitment process.

As food manufacturing recruiters with a 18-year history of delivering for our manufacturing clients, we understand your issues. The good news is that we can resolve many of your recruitment challenges faster than you will have experienced in the past.

Ready to have a conversation? Before we speak, here are a few more ways Sigma can help you as an experienced food manufacturing recruitment agency: –

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Case Study

The Client

We were asked to work with a local food manufacturing business that supplies product to leading UK retailers.

The Vacancy

NPD – New Product Development Technologist

The Challenges

NPD (New Production Development) technologists are in extremely short supply, but that was just the start of the challenges that came with filling these positions. Salaries for this role have been driven up, and smaller food manufacturing companies are not able to compete against the larger food manufacturers. Plus, Sigma and other recruiters had already explored traditional methods of advertising, database searching and networking.

The Solution

Sigma Recruitment has built up an extensive internal database over the last 14 years, and we leveraged this database using a technique that we call “rearview mirror talent sourcing”. With this technique, we look at where candidates would have worked before taking their current role — in this case, becoming a product development technologist.

Our research showed that most NPD technologists were graduates of food science or food technology-related subjects. We then used our database to target graduates who had earned these degrees in the past three to six years. Then, we developed a digital marketing campaign to target these candidates with emails, SMS and letters.

The Results

A graduate from a local university had moved away to work with a major food manufacturer as an NPD graduate and progressed to being an NPD technologist. This candidate replied to one of our emails and was keen to return home. They were the perfect fit for our food manufacturing client!

Other assignments with the food sector have included manufacturing managers, bakery managers, first-line managers, engineering managers, maintenance managers, warehouse managers, supply chain managers, planners, buyers and development chefs.

About Sigma Recruitment – food manufacturing recruitment agency

Since Sigma Recruitment opened for business back in 2005, we’ve developed an enviable reputation as one of the leading independent manufacturing and engineering recruitment agencies. We’ve recruited for a wide variety of companies, from Fortune 500 firms with sales in the hundreds of billions to niche high-tech start-ups and everything in between, across the United Kingdom including locations such as CardiffSwanseaNewportBristolBirminghamCambridgeGloucesterLeedsManchesterOxfordReading and Swindon.

If you’re looking to recruit candidates with engineering or technical skills in the food manufacturing sector then, Sigma Recruitment is ideally placed to help you find the elusive high calibre talent you’re business needs. If you’re looking for a food manufacturing recruiter, then please book a call with our founding director today! And we will show you why we are one of the leading food manufacturing recruitment agencies.

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