Harrogate-based Vantage Motor Group has appointed Laura Williams as group resourcing specialist to help with a recruitment drive.
Williams has experience in the industry, working as a recruitment manager for Asda at its Walmart headquarters in Leeds.
She will take charge of the full recruitment life cycle at Vantage, from sourcing candidates through to interviewing and final selection.
First on her agenda will be developing a recruitment plan from scratch and building a recruitment toolkit that can be used across the Vantage group.
Williams said: “It’s critical that we as a business have the ability to attract and retain the right personnel, as people are one of the most important investments a company makes.
“I take an innovative approach to attracting talent, utilising social media as well as building relationships with local colleges and universities. I believe it’s best where possible to source your own candidates and progress them through the organisation.”
Vantage Motor Group was founded in Harrogate North Yorkshire in 2003. The group now has over 500 employees and 21 dealerships across Northern England and the West Midlands representing Toyota, Kia, Citroen, Honda, Hyundai, Skoda, Mazda and Lexus. Turnover to the end of 2014 was £174m.