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Vauxhall launches Retailer Recruitment Service to UK retail network

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Vauxhall has launched its new Retailer Recruitment Service (RRS) following a successful pilot phase in the first half of 2018.

RRS is a recruitment service that makes use of social media to attract applicants to vacancies, and has been offered via its long-standing partner GMD People.

The system pre-screens candidates in a way that “removes bias and subjectivity”, providing the broadest assessment of their suitability.

Go Vauxhall’s group operational director, Tim Pickering, said: “We piloted RRS at ten sites across London with a view to reducing spirally agency costs and improving the generally poor selection of candidates.

"Within the first two months of using the service, we recruited six strong candidates into the business at a relatively low cost. As a result, we now always place any new vacancies with RRS.”

Only those that have been screened, profiled and successfully interviewed over the phone are passed on to the recruiting retailer, who can arrange face-to-face interviews and continue with their own recruitment process.

With average staff turnover rates in the retail automotive sector ranging between 35 and 40%, recruitment is a time-consuming and costly process. The service aims to save time through technology that matches candidates to the specific role they are applying for.

RRS costs a maximum of £297 per month per retailer market area, for as many vacancies as needed, and does not work on a commission basis.

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