At CPI, our employees are our biggest asset. We strive to ensure that we have the right people, in the right place, at the right time.
In recent years, CPI has significantly increased its headcount, and currently employs over 350 staff. With this figure being set to almost double in the next 3-5 years, it is crucial that our employees are equipped with the skills and knowledge to enable them to source and attract the right candidates. With the help of the Human Resources team, CPI ensures that its recruitment practices are effective, compliant, open and fair. In order for recruitment to be a success, the following three stages are followed:
Human Resource Planning
CPI’s hiring managers work closely alongside the HR team to plan what the future workforce should look like, in order to achieve its short and long term objectives. At this stage a job description and person specification will be designed to capture the skills, knowledge, experience and competencies required for the role.
The Recruitment Phase
The HR team will then generate interest from candidates through a variety of ways through the use of online advertising, networking, social media and external recruitment services. Candidates are required to complete CPI’s online application form, where they will be assessed against the criteria of the job description and person specification.
At interview stage, candidates will be invited to speak with the hiring managers and HR, to share their relevant work experience and skills, and have the opportunity to find out more about the work that CPI do and how they will fit into the team. CPI utilise a variety of interviewing methods such as telephone, Skype and traditional face-to-face interviews, as well as inviting candidates to take part in group assessment days and tours of the facilities.
Once the interview stage has concluded, CPI will decide which applicant is offered the position, at which point an offer of employment will be made by the HR team. The successful candidate will be offered a range of benefits and in the meantime, CPI’s teams will work together to ensure that the candidate is equipped with all of the information and resources they need to begin their journey with the organisation.