Some industries are just different; anyone involved in recruitment should know that. Particularly those that operate decades ahead of their current retail products, have precision requirements for niche skills and have operating models that aren't replicated even by their competitors, let alone other employment fields.
Deep knowledge of you and your unique challenges should not be the preserve of marketing agencies or your manufacturing suppliers - you should demand it of your search partners.
We are charged with bringing the right people into your organisation, and there can be few more important, or more risk-laden, briefs.
WSC Automotive Practice is borne of years working in the automotive sector.
Understanding the projects and technology being worked on behind closed doors takes more than a subscription to Top Gear magazine and a reasonably-priced family hatchback on the drive.
It takes experience, the kind you only get from seeing projects develop from creative spark through years of research and development before so much as a clay model is sculpted. It takes a working knowledge of the obstacles and rewards for success. It demands a knowledge of the grindingly small details that can mean a new hire thrives or dives.
You really should be that demanding.
One thing that won't change from the Ford Model T to the vehicles of the future is the need for good people; placing strong management, talismanic leadership and expert technical professionals in organisations like yours.
When we learn to ignore the go faster stripes, flared arches and spoilers of the recruitment industry, we're left with the fundamentals. The relationship between business and search partner has to be constructed on a solid chassis; trust.
Can you trust that they understand you, your business, the department, the industry, the product, the technology, the environment, the location, the structure, the challenges and the nitty gritty of the automotive industry that the regular saloon buyer never sees?
It's what we do and it's the way it should be done - regardless of whether you choose us or someone else.
We specialise in the recruitment of candidates across Executive, Director, Mid-Senior Management and Technical Professional positions, within multiple functional disciplines:
General Management & Operations • Manufacturing, Production & Engineering • Sales & Commercial • Human Resources, Learning and Development & Health, Safety and Environment • Technical, Design & Research and Development • Project, Programme & Product • Supply Chain & Logistics • Quality, Lean & Six Sigma • Purchasing, Procurement & Finance