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The UK's leading supplier of temporary drivers and logistics staff to UKindustry and the public sector, Driver Hire has just been crowned the UK'sNo.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, thenetwork of more than 100 branches across the UK has launched a permanentrecruitment service focussing on the needs of transport and logisticsmanagers.

Driver Hire's Chief Executive, Chris Chidley, comments: "With a database of16,000 drivers and related logistics staff, our candidate portfolio isarguably the largest and the most geographically diverse in the country. Itmade complete sense to us to make an increasing percentage of that portfolioavailable for permanent recruitment.

"The recruitment of permanent staff will follow the exact same qualitychecks and procedures as that of temporary workers," he added, "to ensurethe best quality candidates are selected for the job. We will conduct acustomer needs analysis and profile of the relevant market, draw up a jobdescription and short list candidates through comprehensive assessment andselection procedures."

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

Driver Hire's nationwide network of offices currently supplies temporarycommercial drivers to UK industry and the public sector, from internationalhauliers and major supermarket groups to builders' merchants and multi-dropdelivery companies.


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