Vertical Skill Set Recruitment in Automotive Staffing


Aerotek’s automotive staffing segment has implemented solutions for our customers in all aspects of the automotive production lifecycle including design, development and production. Aerotek is the number one U.S. provider of technical and engineering staffing.

Customer Profile
The customer is a large American automotive company. Due to the economic downturn, the company had been forced to downsize their contingent workforce in 2007 as a result of low sales. In 2010, the company began the process of re-establishing themselves as a world-class automobile producer.

Customer Objectives
Our customer was preparing to rebuild their organization and rebound from the economic hardship of the previous years. In order to re-establish themselves, the customer wanted to increase their workforce quickly and begin to increase production of the quality automobiles they had built their reputation around.
The customer had been facing difficulty identifying quality candidates to fulfill their many technical and non-technical openings within their facility. They had used our contractor services in the past and looked to Aerotek again to help meet their staffing needs.

Automotive Staffing Solution
Aerotek prepared to meet our customer’s objectives by utilizing vertical skill set recruitment, a plan that would allow us to meet our customer’s needs in terms of quality and quantity by recruiting specific skill sets. Our recruiters were able to recruit specific skill sets and fill the high volume of openings our customer had. We designated a salesperson to meet with our customer’s hiring managers to ensure that we were delivering the right type of candidates. We facilitated a positive outcome by being present through every step of the process.

Results
Aerotek initially placed 35 contractors. Within the next 12 months, we started 72 new contractors. Within the past six months, we have started 119 contractors.

Because of our ability to supply such a diverse variety of skill sets, we have moved up to become our customer’s #3 staffing supplier.

Automotive Staffing Skill Sets
Administrative
Electrical Engineer
Mechanical Engineer
Production Supervisor
Quality Engineer
Skilled Trades Supervisor
Skilled Trades Technician