Published on
March 25, 2022

Recruitment: what’s your competitive edge?

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Lets face it, right now it's a candidate's market. It doesn’t matter which industry you are recruiting for, the candidate holds all the power. The Covid-19 pandemic and the introduction of immigration rules following Brexit have left vital industries suffering from intense worker shortages. In the three months to February 2022, the number of job vacancies in the United Kingdom reached a record high of almost 1.32 million, around 707,000 more vacancies when compared with February 2021 (Statista). With existing employees enticed to test the water in the job market, this can have a detrimental impact on your organisation if agility is not at the forefront of your business strategy.

Location has often been one of the biggest challenges when recruiting, with many organisations (including Tandem) challenging the norm and offering their teams the opportunity to work “remote first”. Hiring into industries such as manufacturing and logistics has been hit the hardest. Coupled with rising fuel costs and the overall cost of living, many households are also choosing to ditch the car, making it even harder to recruit from talent pools further afield.

It should come as no surprise that 43% of workers have cited transport issues as one of the main reasons they were late to work and more than 20% of workers have left a job due to a bad commute. Location is playing a huge part in hiring options, and whilst manufacturing and logistics are unable to offer a remote working environment there are other benefits on offer to help support recruitment and retention. 

How can Tandem help?

Tandem creates bespoke transport links for businesses which are poorly connected by traditional public transport. By connecting your business to highly populated areas you can remove the barrier of transport and access new talent pools that you have never been able to before. Employees love that they can access safe and affordable transport options that take them straight to the door and arrive right on time for their shift.

By partnering with vetted local transport providers, Tandem provides a fully managed service. Our technology allows passengers to book and pay for their tickets, while we manage the entire process with drivers and passengers end-to-end. You and your passengers will also benefit from 24/7 support through our contact centre, so there’s always someone on hand to help make sure your employees get to work on time, every time.

If you would like to chat about your workplace transport options then please contact us on our website or call us directly on 01933 812 235.

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