The food and drink manufacturing industry saw impressive growth in 2022. You know what that means? Everyone and his dog is keeping an eye out for top talent. 

With so many producers out there fighting for staff, sourcing skilled recruits is like trying to find a needle in a haystack. This means you’ll have to be quick on your feet if you want to win the competition for talent.

Go slow, get leftovers

We get it: times are challenging. Raw material costs are up. Energy costs are increasing. Salaries are higher – you lose a 45k technical manager and have to pay 60k to find another. Permanent candidates are getting snatched up faster than fresh tomatoes in your local supermarket. And don’t even get us started on interim workers

All that to say, if you snooze, you lose. So what can you do to avoid ending up with leftovers?

First off – wait until you’re ready. This might sound counterintuitive, but there’s nothing worse than an employer trying to move along an interview process when key people are out of the business or too busy to review a shortlist of candidates. Spare everyone the headache and hold off until you’re in a position to move fast.

Then, when the stars do metaphorically align, make sure you’re ready to throw everything and the kitchen sink at your recruitment drive. And gather the right tools and support to find that needle in a haystack before the factory down the road does…

Introducing – Silven Screen 

Fast-moving employers get back to applicants in hours, not days. And they get decent-looking CVs to interview – pronto. But we know you don’t have the time to trawl through a long list of candidates.

Our consultants do the legwork on shortlisting CVs and conduct first-stage video interviews on your behalf. The best bit? We record and upload them to a password-protected website for you and your team to watch back, so you don’t have to waste time going around the houses. 

We call it Silven Screen – our online video recruitment solution that makes hiring more straightforward and efficient. The platform also provides access to candidate information, plus a discussion area where you can analyse the interviews in more detail. It helps savvy employers move quickly while making sure candidates have the right skills, experience, and culture fit for your business.

Time to get moving?

At Silven, we’ll help you source and interview candidates before you can even say, “Wait, what’s my Indeed password?” Get in touch with our consultants at 0161 832 7463 or email to get started. 

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