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Worcestershire recruitment firm plans digital growth as unemployment falls…

Submitted by on October 14, 2019 – 7:00 am |

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A Worcestershire recruitment company is investing in digital application technology to
help firms fill vacancies fast amid a shortage of people looking for work.
Record low unemployment has been a welcome boost for the economy but has left
businesses struggling to fill jobs, according to county recruitment firm Workforce

With the current climate in mind, the award-winning company has taken the decision
to invest further in digital application services in order to get the right people into
vacant jobs quickly.The project will be led by newly promoted manager Lucy Cotterill. In a twin
recruitment approach, it will see Workforce’s Kidderminster office become a
recruitment centre for interview and selection, with vacancy management, customer
service, worker induction and training offered from the firm’s office in Worcester’s
Foregate Street.

Lucy, who has been with Workforce for five years, said: “We are constantly reviewing
how we work and how we provide our services to meet the changing needs of our
clients. This means we have to be ahead of those changes and ready to meet them
as soon as our clients have vacancies. Our Kidderminster and Worcester offices will
now focus on different areas but we see huge benefits in the months and years
ahead as digitalisation grows.”

Lucy, 35, added that growth in the food and supply chain markets is expected to lead
to Workforce taking on more staff over the next year.
Workforce Quality and Compliance Director Trudy Harding said: “The labour market
has changed dramatically and with unemployment now less than 4% we have
recognised the need to continue to invest in ways that keep our team effective and
competitive in the hunt for fresh applications.

“We register more than 50,000 applications annually and with Worcestershire our
most prominent area we’ve invested in new technology and advertising campaigns to
keep attracting people to vacancies in all the right places.”

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