The UK is continuing to experience high demand for skilled workers, presenting a significant challenge for many businesses, particularly in the run-up to the festive season. At the forefront of this surge is Gi Group, who are working non-stop matching skilled candidates with employers in need.
Renowned for its fast and proactive placements of candidates and robust talent pools, HR and recruitment specialists, Gi Group, has established itself as the go-to recruiter for businesses within the manufacturing, logistics, industrial, pharmaceutical, engineering, public sector and driving sectors.
The reputation of its Leicester branch has been solidified by the work of its 25 recruitment consultants at its city centre location on 32 Millstone Lane, who collectively bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the agency.
Olga Sikora, Business Manager at the Leicester branch, brings an impressive 15 years’ experience to her role and proudly stands as one of Gi Group’s record-speed recruiters.
Over the years, Olga has built up strong relationships with clients and candidates, often going above and beyond to provide an exceptional service. Her personable approach and friendly demeanour has been noted by candidates, who have commented on the high level of support and guidance Olga and her team offer face-to-face and over the phone.
Olga, who also leads a team of eight within the industrial sector, commented: “As the festive season approaches, businesses are in need of dedicated consultants to keep operations running smoothly and that’s where we step in. We work closely with our clients to understand their needs and match this with our candidate's needs too. That way we’re connecting employers with the talent they need while ensuring job seekers find the right opportunities to suit them.”
With a proven track record of speed and precision, the team at Gi Group take pride in being the preferred recruitment agency for over 40 businesses within Leicestershire that are seeking skilled talent promptly.
Olga added: “Already, we’ve had clients coming to us, sometimes at 5pm at night, needing 10 people to fill in for an early morning shift. It’s a challenge, but it’s what we love. Within minutes we’re sifting through our candidate database, selecting those who are a good match for the role and making sure we’ve filled the positions ready for the morning. Typically, we source the right candidates within a two-hour window.”
The Leicester team have continued to streamline their processes and has found efficiencies in texting candidates and using social media apps, such as Facebook Messenger for swift interactions with candidates. Embracing a wide variety of communication methods modern communication methods allows Gi Group consultants to directly contact candidates through their preferred channels, which in turn helps build relationships and speeds up the process.
Olga added: “Our team of skilled consultants are on hand five days a week to offer guidance, support, and resources to job seekers of all ages and backgrounds. As a company, we’re committed to making a difference in the community we operate and helping people build successful careers.”
As the countdown to Christmas and other festivities begins, Gi Group is well-prepared to play its role in driving productivity and alleviating the pressure on both job seekers and employers working in supply chains and consumer-centric sectors.
Gi Group currently has around 70 permanent and temporary jobs available in Leicestershire within the manufacturing, logistics, industrial, pharmaceutical, engineering and driving sectors, with new jobs being added every day.