New team to prevent employee shortages

Nikki Gallier
Nikki Gallier
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Spalding-based recruitment firm Encore Personnel has invested in a new team of specialists to ensure companies do not suffer from employee shortages during their peak trading times.

The four-strong External Recruitment Team (ERT) has been created in response to a recent decline in the number of people applying for roles, particularly those from other EU countries.

The team is now proactively looking to attract candidates who can offer their skills to fill temporary and full-time roles at companies across the country.

It will enhance the service already offered by Encore’s ten branches, including Spalding’s in New Road, and the onsite recruitment teams working throughout the UK located on their client’s premises; where in 2016 they supplied an average of 4,500 temporary workers per week to the food, energy, engineering, driving and manufacturing sectors.

Nikki Gallier, company training and projects manager, who heads up the ERT, said: “Companies often need to source additional labour during busy times of their business cycle.

“This can be a reactive process that needs to be carried out swiftly and efficiently.

“We have seen workforces increase tenfold during such times, so it is vital there are enough skilled people available to fill these roles.

“As we have seen a decline in the number of people applying for these roles, Encore is dedicated to attracting new candidates so companies are not left with a shortfall.

“Encore is proactively looking to mitigate the possible impact of Brexit in manufacturing, supply chain and logistics, and with the creation of our new team will ensure companies can work to their full capacity at all times.”

• Established in 2002, Encore is a market leader in recruitment.

Named by Recruiter magazine as one of the UK’s fastest-growing recruitment businesses and finalists for Best Company to work for. Encore operates from ten offices across the country – Coventry, Nottingham, Derby, Telford, Slough, Spalding, Leicester, Leeds, Northampton and Birmingham as well as Managed Service provisions on site across the country

Encore are the 37th (out of 3,500) fastest growing recruitment businesses in the UK (Recruiter, Feb 2016).

The place an average of 4,000 temporary and permanent workers every week.

• For more information about the opportunities available with Encore Personnel, visit