Hard work has paid off this week at Start People, in particular for last weeks new member to the FMCG team - Jonny Stitch. This week he has enthused the knowledge learnt through training into each call and scored himself two client visits to take place next week. Both prospect clients are London Bakery and Confectionary specialists, a sector Jonny already has a strong understanding of from his culinary background. In his second week of recruitment Jonny is already showing fantastic progress a...
To ensure continued growth throughtout 2017 and build on the foundations of our core sector specialities, Start People are happy to introduce our two new Recruitment Consultants to the Manchester office. This week we welcome Jonny Stitch to join our up and coming FMCG team as a bakery and confectionery specialist. Coming from a food background we are already seeing his transferrable skills and industry knowledge impressing a number of prospect clients. Our next newcomer is Callum Sheridan who...
Following our 2017 expansion plans, this week saw the arrival of two new faces at Start People’s Manchester Head Office. Richard Heseltine joins our up-and-coming specialist FMCG team, coming from a food background, he has hands on experience within the industry. In his first week he has already organised two prospect client visits. Tadas Jankauskas joins our thriving Automotive Team, our continued success in this sector provides all our new staff the infrastructure and knowledge base to add ...
While most of us are still suffering from those January Blues, weighed under with paperwork and struggling to get back into the work routine, for our Automotive Team it’s a different kind of story. Last week Start People’s automotive specialists took a business trip down to The Autosport International Show at the grand NEC in Birmingham. Autosport International is an annual four-day event motor show catering for both automotive industry professionals and motorsport fans. For the guys, it was ...
As 2016 draws to a close, the team at Start People would like to reflect on what a successful second year it has been. We've had a great year thanks to our fantastic clients (thank-you!) as we continue to surpass growth plans. We look forward to working with you in 2017! We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! (Here's a happy photo of the Manchester office and their Christmas Jumper efforts)
November has proven to be a busy yet successful month here at Start People, especially for the new addition to our Automotive Team. Trainee Automotive consultant, Gianluca began his Start People journey back in October with no previous sales or recruitment experience. However, with invaluable training from his mentors, a helping hand from his colleagues and no shortage of motivation, Gian has already earnt his first perm placement for a Production Operative with a brand new Automotive client....
As part of all the Halloween celebrations, the Start People team got into the spirit and entered into a fancy dress competition with prizes for the most thrilling costume. Our judges had great fun deciding on the winning outfit and despite a really close finish, Samson has been crowned the winner entertaining us dressed as the Big Bad Wolf. We were all really impressed with his interpretation of his character – check him out in his dressing gown (pictured below). The question is – which outfi...
With October seeming to be a busy month here at Start People, we haven’t yet got round to introducing our two new members of the Automotive Team. Last week we welcomed Ollie and Gian who will both be working alongside Naomi and Pete to conquer the automotive market. Starting with a blank canvas, the guys are beginning to find their feet and we are extremely pleased with their progress already. Finishing a fast paced week, Ollie has signed off two vacancies with a new automotive client for Sal...
According to new figures, Manchester is now one of the top three of fastest growing city economies in the UK. During Q2 2016, the city climbed into third place after recording a 2.5% year-on-year increase in output and recorded a faster output increase than Inner London. The report has attributed much of Manchester’s success to growth in sectors such as business services and valued the city’s economy at £16bn, up from £15.8bn in Q1 where annual growth stood at 2.1%. Further, the UK Powerhouse...
Start People embark on their largest recruitment campaign as our client ramps up temp volume for a number of exciting product launches. Over the past two weeks Donna and Debbie have spent over 40 hours screening and interviewing over 180 candidates to work at our major automotive client base in the West Midlands. With bookings ranging from Line Workers and Drivers to more skilled roles such as Mechanics and Electricians, the team have expanded our broad candidate base across Birmingham and th...
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Suffering from those January blues? For most of us, getting back to work after a long, relaxing festive break can be extremely difficult - especially walking back to a desk piling high with incomplete paperwork, a nagging boss and not-so-productive staff. Managing your business recruitment requirements can be stressful at the best of times, let alone at the beginning of a fresh year where competition is at its highest - this is the annual peak of recruitment. Yet, that doesn't make it the eas... Read More
In light of the recent (but maybe not so surprising) sacking of Manchester United’s manager Jose Mourinho, we thought it important to place the spotlight on Business Managers this week. We’ve all heard the saying ‘People leave bad managers, not companies’ but how true is this? In Mourinho’s unfortunate situation, as with many failing football managers, the title was removed from him by his organisation and many have been waiting for this moment. Under his management we have seen one of the Pr... Read More
Hiring for Christmas is a challenge all of its own. Whilst this time can be the most exciting and 'most wonderful time of the year', as most of us get prepared for festive parties and get togethers - for businesses this can be the busiest time as we rush to meet productivity targets. Although, we are confident that a few tweaks to your recruitment strategy will help you to move forward with confidence to meet the Christmas demand head on. This is why you need to start preparing early... Depen... Read More
Manchester, Durham and Birmingham based recruitment business Start People Ltd is closing in on an outstanding fourth year of business. Since its opening in 2015, the firm have specialised in four diverse and progressive Manufacturing sectors – Automotive, Engineering, Industrial and FMCG, all of which have pushed the business forward in terms of growth and revenue. This year also marked the opening of Start People’s third location in the West Midlands, the hub of their automotive operations. ... Read More
If you haven’t started already, now is the time to not only start thinking about your seasonal recruitment but the time to make those all important recruiting decisions. How much do you need to ramp up the scale of your labour to ensure you meet those crucial Christmas targets and deadlines? Christmas represents the busiest recruitment drive of the year as companies, particularly in industries such as Manufacturing, Retail, Industrial and Logistics look to dramatically increase their workforc... Read More
Think about the weighting feeling of having staff shortages in your organisation. Who does this affect? Not only does the skills gap mean increased workload on the rest of your team, but also delayed response times for your clients and customers as there is less of you to tackle incoming jobs. Now as we race towards the busy Christmas period, it can be a scary time of year for many businesses. Whether you're a smaller scale SME looking to secure a successful end to 2018, or a larger scale org... Read More
It’s easy to settle once a plan has been implemented. You become comfortable, thinking the thing you did last time will always be just as effective and successful the next time around. Don’t fall victim to the “set it and forget it” mode if you don’t want competitors to surpass you in the near future. As external factors constantly change, businesses need to be able to adapt and be flexible in their methods to ensure they do not fall behind. Recruitment is just one function of a business but ... Read More
As the world’s eighth largest industrial nation, UK manufacturing is currently thriving. And if growth trends continue at the same rate as recent years, we’re set to break into the top five by 2021. As a direct result, employment within the manufacturing sector is booming. Accounting for more than 12% of the UK’s GDP, and directly hiring over 2.6 million people, jobs in manufacturing are diverse and offer various paths for progression. With this in mind, recruiting top talent within the fie... Read More
As Storm Bronagh viciously made her way into the UK last week, long gone is the scorching heatwave that took over the nation and made those early morning wake up calls a little easier. With darker mornings and much busier evenings as we experience a mad rush of traffic – it’s completely normal for this time of year to make someone who is already unhappy in their job even more stressed and fatigued. If the time has come for you to move on, it may have been more than a just a few months since y... Read More
Despite Brexit causing a little disruption to the industry since its announcement in 2016, it is no secret how much of a vital component the Automotive trade is to the UK economy. Employing some 186,000 people directly in manufacturing alone, the industry accounts for 12% of total UK exports and retains some of the world’s most skilled engineers. Generating around £80billion in revenue year on year, the automotive industry has always been one of the main key contributors to the success of our... Read More