Turnover milestone achieved
Driver Hire has just completed twelve months of continuous turnover growth – a milestone that was passed in mid-October. At that time, our nationwide network was 30% ahead of the same time last year, with more than a quarter of Driver Hire’s offices over 50% ahead. This performance was particularly impressive when much of the economy was still in the relatively early stages of recovery from the recession. Driver Hire also out-performed many of its peers in the recruitment industry.
“Driver Hire has enjoyed an excellent twelve months’ trading. We’ve come out of the recession in very good shape,” says Chief Executive, Chris Chidley. “This performance is partly the result of our continued focus on what we do well: customer service, industry knowledge, compliance and, of course, our round the clock service. We’ve also grasped other opportunities, such as Driver CPC training. That’s been a fantastic success with over 2,500 drivers trained to date, from a standing start early in 2010.”
During the year, demand for temporary workers in general has been rising. However the most recent Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC)/KPMG ‘Report on Jobs’ shows that the rate of increase is slowing. Nonetheless Chris remains firmly optimistic about the final quarter of the year – and beyond.
“In these uncertain times, more and more businesses are turning to temps as a core part of their team to create a fluid and cost efficient workforce. Matching resource to demand allows businesses to transfer a fixed cost to a variable cost. That’s enabling them to ride the roller-coaster, otherwise known as the UK economy, more comfortably,” Chris concludes.
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