Newly named franchisor of the year – Driver Hire – has added a permanent recruitment offer to its fast-expanding range of services. The UK’s leading supplier of temporary drivers and logistics staff to UK industry and the public sector, Driver Hire has just been crowned the UK’s No.1 franchisor by The British Franchise Association in its annual ‘Franchisor of the Year’ Awards.

Responding to an increasing demand from customers for permanent workers, the network of more than 100 branches across the UK has launched a permanent recruitment service focussing on the needs of transport and logistics managers.

Driver Hire’s Chief Executive, Chris Chidley, comments: “With a database of 16,000 drivers and related logistics staff, our candidate portfolio is arguably the largest and the most geographically diverse in the country. It made complete sense to us to make an increasing percentage of that portfolio available for permanent recruitment.

“The recruitment of permanent staff will follow the exact same quality checks and procedures as that of temporary workers,” he added, “to ensure the best quality candidates are selected for the job. We will conduct a customer needs analysis and profile of the relevant market, draw up a job description and short list candidates through comprehensive assessment and selection procedures.”

The database of reference-checked and competency validated personnel looking for a permanent role will cover commercial drivers and related transport and logistics staff, including Traffic Office staff; transport and logistics managers; depot managers; warehousemen; operatives; pickers and packers.

Driver Hire’s nationwide network of offices currently supplies temporary commercial drivers to UK industry and the public sector, from international hauliers and major supermarket groups to builders’ merchants and multi-drop delivery companies.

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