Solving the recruitment conundrum: how to acquire the best talent in a competitive marketplace
In today’s continuously changing business world, people are a company's most important assets and the key to continued success. Attracting and retaining top talent is critical to staying ahead of the competition and achieving your business goals.
Asahi Kasei, a global Japanese corporate in the chemicals and materials science industries, acknowledges this important matter.
In fact, Karl-Heinz Deichelmann, General Manager Human Resources Europe of Asahi Kasei, states that “outstanding human resources are essential for us to achieve sustainable growth and thrive in world markets. When planning a strategy for growth, we also need to consider how to retain and nurture the people who will execute the business. We are therefore placing greater emphasis on linkage between business strategy and personnel strategy.”
When the recruitment of specialised skills within a niche market became challenging, Asahi Kasei turned to an industry specialist to identify the right candidates. Listgrove Limited, an International consultancy established in 1975, was their partner of choice and were assigned to support the recruitment of managerial, technical and engineering roles.
It was decided to use Listgrove’s retained service, which offers a comprehensive recruitment process, designed to identify candidates from multiple sources and, in turn, to conduct a thorough assessment in order to provide Asahi Kasei with a final shortlist. The assigned approach uses a strategic and focused searching methodology, ensuring access to the best talent. This is enhanced by an exceptional network of candidates and the ability to obtain referrals and market intelligence within the chemical industry.
Throughout a number of processes, Karl-Heinz Deichelmann, was impressed with Listgrove’s approach and commitment, in particular the high calibre of selected candidates, thorough preparation prior to interviews and strategic negotiation during the offer stage. Listgrove matched some outstanding candidates to both the job specifications and culture fit required to add value to Asahi Kasei’s business.
Having joined the Asahi Kasei team, these employees can expect to be part of an expanding company that puts emphasis on maintaining an excellent working environment and team motivation. The company offers a pragmatic, positive and relaxed management mind-set influenced by the Japanese culture, along with exciting career progression and the opportunity to develop intercultural know-how.
Should you be interested in meeting with the team at Asahi Kasei and Listgrove, please visit their stands at the K show in Düsseldorf.
Asahi Kasei – Hall 8a stand J15
Listgrove Recruitment – Hall 5 stand A34
Published on: 26 -09-2019
Listgrove is off to K2019 in Düsseldorf, Germany!
Leading up to the exhibition, we have a fantastic offer for you!
For more details about the special K2019 recruitment terms, call +44 (0) 1789 207070 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, visit us at the exhibition in Hall 5 / Stand A34, to discuss your needs. Hope to see you there!
Published on: 20 -09-2019
Upcoming Trip to West Germany
We are off to Germany in September!
Ryan Kirby is flying out on the 16th September to visit our Clients across the region.
Would you like to meet? There is still time...
To schedule in a meeting, please call +44 1789 207070 or email email@example.com.
Published on: 30 -08-2019
Latest Testimonials Received from our Plastics and Packaging Clients
“We launched a search with Listgrove due to difficult expertise of the function we needed. The search started smoothly and after some days, the first candidates were put forward. After a short time, Listgrove found a fantastic match from an expertise and personality aspect. We are happy to choose Listgrove due to their commitment in finding a match for the open position.”
Johnny Lekens, Tooling & Program Director, Aspel Group
“I have worked alongside Listgrove on a number of roles and it has been a pleasure to work with them. They have shown an in depth understanding of our needs and matched some outstanding candidates to both our specification and corporate culture. I would recommend Listgrove to others."
Laura Douglas, HR Manager – UK, Cedo Limited
Published on: 06 -08-2019
A Small Selection of Recently Completed Roles...
Below, you will find a few examples of roles, covering a range of functions and levels of seniority across Europe, Middle East and Asia.
Published on: 12 -07-2019
Meet us at Chemspec Europe, Switzerland
Listgrove's Ryan Kirby (MD) and Pierina Arca (BDM) will be exhibiting at Chemspec Europe!
There is still time to schedule in a meeting. Should you like to discuss your recruitment needs, please call +44 (0) 1789 207070 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Published on: 21 -06-2019
The British Coatings Federation
We are proud to announce that we are now a member of the British Coatings Federation!
The British Coatings Federation is the sole UK Trade Association representing the interests of the decorative, industrial and powder coatings, printing inks and wallcovering manufacturers. Coatings are critical to UK industry, with 300,000 workers relying on our members' products every day, and the UK is a net exporter of coatings and inks. BCF's members represent 95% of the UK sales of coatings, inks and wallcoverings.
For more information about BCF, please visit their website: www.coatings.org.uk
Published on: 18 -04-2019
Latest Testimonials Received from our Plastics and Automotive Clients
“Since engaging with Listgrove over a year ago, they have successfully completed a number of roles for Pirelli. Experts in their field, Listgrove were able to match multiple excellent candidates with the characteristics and experience we desired. In addition, one of the roles required a candidate with a very specific set of skills, which can be difficult to find in the current market. Nevertheless, they were able to identify, within a timely manner, an individual that fitted our requirements perfectly, due to their deep knowledge and outstanding communication throughout the project. We would not hesitate to recommend Listgrove.”
Emanuela Banfi, Talent Acquisition & Employer Branding Manager, Pirelli Tyre S.p.a
“Listgrove offers an excellent and professional service. After the first process that we closed with them we did not hesitate to have their services again. They are attentive, they offer information about the candidate to the detail and the follow-up is exquisite. It is great to have a partner that facilitates the recruitment process and provides us with candidates that perfectly fit the company's culture and philosophy.”
Sònia Sicart, HR Manager, Venair
Published on: 05 -04-2019
Together with our internal HR and Recruitment specialists we have assisted several individuals to secure new and exciting job opportunities across the globe. Listgrove's outplacement services are tailored to the individual and incorporate many factors including, but not limited to the following:
- HR advice - assist and advice on compromise agreement/redundancy
- One-to-one career coaching understanding career aspirations and skills
- One-to-one support with action plan, development of CV, interview techniques and preparations
- Support in setting up and managing a professional 'LinkedIn' profile and reviewing other networking tools/sites
- Mailshot and networking in relevant industries and companies to cover non advertised job opportunities
- Undertake Psychometric testing to review and discuss personality traits
- Advise on job offers and best way forward
For further information, please email Jane Edwards – email@example.com
“I had the privilege of working with Jane and the Listgrove team for over 10 months whilst finding my next executive role. I worked directly with Jane and her team during this period, using their dedicate outplacement management service.
This service provided me with a level of guidance and practical support covering all topics within the recruitment process from; registering my details to undertaking job search reviews, CV advice and interview preparation and many more activities. Jane possesses a deep knowledge of the recruitment and manufacturing sector and works with a wide network of well-qualified individuals across a range of job disciplines.
Jane and the Listgrove team provide a completely managed service, offering the right balance of service and support throughout this process, tailored to the strengths of their candidate. I would 100% recommend Jane and the Listgrove team to any senior professional seeking outplacement support in finding their next key appointment. A truly exceptional service.”
COO, Packaging Business
Published on: 15 -02-2019
Executive Search Services
As an expert recruiter and executive search specialist Listgrove has established an authoritative position in leadership and board appointments for the plastics, chemicals and packaging industries. We continuously support senior candidates who are actively seeking new career opportunities within your market sectors. Should you be interested in receiving CVs, or discussing any specific requirements, please contact Ryan Kirby, Jane Edwards or Conrad Taylor.
Why choose Listgrove as your Executive Search Partner?
- Unparalleled market intelligence developed over 40 years, giving us an expert knowledge of your marketplace
- Long-standing pedigree for delivering challenging board level / director assignments
- Highly experienced team of international executive recruitment specialists
- Market network supported by a continued investment and attendance at international exhibitions
- Worldwide brand recognition
- Comprehensive and structured assignment process, offering clients a cost effective approach, high level of service and post appointment guarantee
Published on: 08 -02-2019
Meetings in North Italy
Listgrove is heading to Italy in June. Ryan Kirby and Pierina Arca are flying out 4th June to Milan to visit some of our Clients in and around the area.
To schedule in a meeting, please call +44 1789 207070 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
But, hurry as their diary is almost full!
Published on:24 -05-2019
Listgrove are off to North and South Europe
Following a successful visit to the last year's exhibitions, Listgrove are off to Europe again!
Should you wish to meet with Carmelo Perez at ChemPlast Expo in Madrid (7-9 May) to discuss your recruitment needs.
Alternatively, we will be exhibiting at Plastekknik in Malmö (8-9 May - Stand F14), where you can meet with our Managing Director, Ryan Kirby.
Sould you like to schedule in a meeting with either Carmelo in Spain or Ryan in Sweden, please call +44 (0) 1789 207070 or email email@example.com
We hope to see you there!
Published on:03 -05-2019
Listgrove is off to Germany!
Ryan Kirby and Caroline Schmidt will be flying out next week to meet with our German clients.
Should you wish to schedule in a meeting to discuss your recruitment needs, please do not hesitate to get in touch via phone or email: on +44 (0) 1789 207070 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Published on:08 -03-2019
Congratulations to our new Business Managers!
Listgrove are pleased to announce the promotion of Carmelo Perez and Lorena Hull-Lozano to the role of Business Managers. Their hard work, since joining the company in Autumn 2017, has seen them grow into an integral part of Listgrove's business.
Carmelo, Spanish national, and Lorena, Colombian national, will continue to support global clients, especially within South Europe and Latin America.
Published on:18 -01-2019
Holidays are coming!
Published on:21 -12-2018
Supporting Clients Around the World!
A small selection of projects completed during the 2018 are shown below highlighting the range of functions and levels of seniority covered.
Published on:07 -12-2018
Upcoming Trade Shows in 2019
The preparations have already started for next year's exhibitions!
You will find us at the following shows:
ArabPlast (Hall 6 / Stand 128) - 5-8 January - Dubai, UAE
Plastteknik - 8-9 May - Malmö, Sweden
PDM - 11-12 June - Manchester, UK
K2019 - 16-23 October - Düsseldorf, Germany
However, there may be a few more added to the list, so watch this space....
Published on:16 -11-2018
España, here we come!
We will be rounding off the year with our final 3 exhibitions in Madrid!
You will be able to find Ryan Kirby, Carmelo Perez and Lorena Hull-Lozano at ChemPlast (6-8 November) at our stand C322. They will be happy to discuss any questions you may have about your recruitment needs.
In addition, Carmelo Perez will be visiting Packaging Innovations and Empack shows (12-13 November), should you prefer to meet there.
To schedule a meeting, please call +44 1789 207070 or email us at email@example.com
However, if you are unable to attend the shows, we will be glad to set up a call or a meeting at a time or place to suit you.
Published on:02 -11-2018
Listgrove is off to Sweden!
Listgrove will be exhibiting at the Scanpack exhibition in Gothenburg during 23-26 October (Booth: B02:41) and would welcome the opportunity to meet with you.
Linda Samuelsson and Pierina Arca will be on hand to discuss your recruitment needs. To schedule a meeting, please call +44 1789 207070 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Published on:19 -10-2018
Congratulations to our new Business Development Manager!
Listgrove are pleased to announce the promotion of Pierina Arca to the position of Business Development Manager. Pierina will be supporting the operations team by further developing global client relationships and networks. She will also be one of Listgrove's representatives at key worldwide Exhibitions and seminars across our specialised market sectors.
Pierina, originally from Sardinia, moved to the UK 25 years ago. She offers 18 years’ experience in Customer Relationship Services and Commercial Management and is fluent in Italian, English, French and Spanish.
Published on:11 -10-2018
Kunststoffen Expo 2018
Listgrove are enjoying the time at the Kunststoffen Exhibition in Veldhoven, The Netherlands. It has been a busy first day so far!
You will find Ryan Kirby and Stefanie Geraerts on our stand (249).
If you are unable to attend the exhibition, you can contact us at the Head Office and we will be happy to discuss your recruitmet needs.
Published on:26 -09-2018
BPF Annual Dinner 2018
Listgrove is proud to be sponsoring this year's BPF Annual Dinner, which will be held on the 11th October at the Nine Kings Suite at the London Lancaster Hotel.
Exclusively open to members of the BPF, the BPF Annual Dinner is the most prestigious event in the plastics industry calendar and the perfect opportunity to network with suppliers, customers and peers within the industry.
Featuring live bands, entertainment and an after dinner speech, this is an evening not to be missed.
Published on:14 -09-2018
The Up and Coming Shows this Autumn
We have a number of exhibition trips planned for the next few months, across several areas of Europe, namely
Kunststoffen in Veldhoven, Netherlands - the meeting place for the entire plastics and rubber industry for over the last 20 years (26th-27th September)
Fakuma in Friedrichshafen, Germany - the international trade fair for plastics processing (16th-20th October)
Scanpack in Gothenburg, Sweden - the international event that provides solutions across the entire Packaging value chain (23rd-26th October)
ChemPlast Expo in Madrid, Spain - the industrial fair that brings together the most innovative solutions in materials, technologies, processes and machinery for the chemical and plastics industry (6th-8th November)
Packaging Innovations in Madrid, Spain – an exhibition that brings together the national and international packaging professionals (12th-13th November)
Our consultants will be on hand during each show to meet with businesses and individuals alike, to discuss your recruitment needs and objectives.
To schedule a meeting, please call +44 1789 207070 or email us at email@example.com
Published on:07 -09-2018
Listgrove are off to Holland In September
Ryan Kirby and Linda Samuelsson will be visiting clients in The Netherlands during the week commencing 10th September! Should you wish to schedule in a meeting to discuss your recruitment needs, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
In addition, we will also be exhibiting at Kunststoffen on 26-27 September 2018 at the NH Conference Hotel Koningshof in Veldhoven. Ryan Kirby and Stefanie Geraerts would welcome candidates and clients alike to come and visit our Stand 249. Alternatively, they would be glad to hold discussions at your stand during the show, should it be more suitable.
To book a meeting during either visit, please call +44 1789 207070 or email us at Airelle.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Published on:31 -08-2018
Still continuing to grow!
We have welcomed another new member of staff, Kaoutar Hilmi, to the Listgove team.
She is an Italian national from Milan. Native speaker in Italian and Moroccan, she also speaks English, French and Spanish.
Kat graduated in Marketing and Business Communication and holds a CIM accredited Master in Strategic Marketing. In addition, she brings sales & marketing expertise from the automotive and medical devices industries.
Published on:24 -08-2018
Another new appointment at Listgrove
Listgrove would like to welcome Caroline to our team!
She is a German national with a B.A. in English & Media Studies and brings over 7 years’ working experience ranging from the printing to automotive industries, in both B2B and B2C settings.
Published on:16 -08-2018
Interesting article from British Plastics Federation
Philip Law of the British Plastics Federation has recently addressed readers of the Telegraph, asking them to imagine a world without plastic and expanding on some of the critical and often poorly understood benefits of plastics.
(you may have to register to read full article online)
Published on:07 -08-2018
Introducing our Chinese brochure
To complement our sales office in Shanghai, we are proud to introduce our Chinese brochure, translated by our very own Lexie Wang.
Lexie is a Chinese national with recruitment and HR experience, which she gained working for private and public sector organisations in Beijing. She graduated with an engineering bachelor degree from Capital Normal University (Beijing) and completed a Master degree in Human Resource Management with CIPD status at University of Birmingham in the UK.
The brochure can be located at https://www.listgrove.com/file_upload/cms/documents/Listgrove%20Brochure%20Chinese.pdf
Published on:18 -07-2018
Published on:19 -06-2018
Looking forward to this month's Exhibitions
June sees Listgrove exhibiting at two more trade shows.
Firstly, we will be attending PDM in Telford, UK and can be found at Stand C015.
Established for over twelve years as the leading event for the design and moulding sectors of the plastics industry, PDM, Plastics Design and Moulding, for 2018 will combine with its previously co-located show PRE and PPS alongside a new composites element to form pdm event, an event for the plastics industry across these sections. (http://www.pdmevent.com/pdm2018/en/page/home)
Later in the month, we will be travelling to Germany to exhibit at Compounding World Expo in Essen. We can be found at Stand 168.
The exhibition will create an international platform for world-leading suppliers to showcase their industry changing products including:
- Raw materials and polymer additives
- Compounding machinery and equipment
- A wide range of related services
- Toll compounding expertise
Published on:13 -06-2018
Plast Milan 2018
Following a number of road trips and exhibitions during May, Listgrove will be rounding off the month in Italy.
Next week, Listgrove's Ryan Kirby and Pierina Arca are attending the Plast Milan exhibition. The show, held in Milan every three years, is one of the most important exhibitions for the plastics and rubber industries worldwide.
If you are interested in any of our services or would like to discuss your recruitment and HR requirements, please visit us at Hall 11 Stand A163.
Published on:23 -05-2018
Thank you to our GDPR Officer, Phillippa Kirby, who is doing an excellent job in ensuring that Listgrove is prepared and compliant for when the new GDPR Regulations come into effect on 25th May 2018.
Published on:17 -05-2018
Linda Samuelsson will be visiting the Elmia Polymer trade show in Jönköping next week (15-18 May). Should you wish to meet with Linda to discuss your recruitment needs, please call +44 1789 207070 or send an email to email@example.com
At Scandinavia’s largest dedicated fair for the plastics and rubber industry you can explore new products and solutions and discover the technology of the future. The fair offers a wide range in the fields of injection moulding, extrusion and compounding in a unique, personal and relaxed setting.
Together with five parallel production fairs, Elmia Polymer is a platform for tomorrow’s industry. https://www.elmia.se/en/polymer/
Published on:11 -05-2018
Listgrove is heading for Spain
Published on:30 -04-2018
New Appointment at Listgrove
Listgrove has recently welcomed an additional member to their team.
Stefanie is a Belgian national with Marketing and HR experience. She graduated with an Advanced Business Management bachelor degree from KHLeuven (Belgium) and holds a Master degree in Event Management from Coventry University (UK).
Stefanie is fluent in Dutch and English.
Published on:17 -04-2018
Listgrove is exhibiting at NPE in Orlando
Listgrove will be exhibiting at NPE 2018, following our successful attendance in 2015.
Ryan Kirby, Managing Director and Airelle Charra, Marketing Manager will be on hand during the course of the show (Booth S230-16) to discuss the professional support Listgrove offers for in-country and international expansion projects, annual recruitment plans/frameworks, specialist recruitment campaigns, outplacement support and interim placements.
For more information, please contact Airelle Charra by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone 0044 (0) 1789 207070 or +1 202-507-5898. We look forward to meeting you there.
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Published on:09 -04-2018
Testimonial from a Candidate
“Lorena contacted me regarding a potential new role after finding my profile on LinkedIn. I found the job an appealing one and after some interviews, both with Lorena and with the company, I have been offered and accepted the new position.
Throughout the process Lorena has been personable and friendly whilst being highly professional going the 'extra mile' as mediator between myself and my new employer. I have felt she has always given 100% in my recruitment process.” French candidate
Published on:09 -04-2018
Congratulations to one of our Business Managers!
Ellie, an experienced Business Manager who has been working in customer focused roles for in excess of ten years, has recently been awarded her CIPD. Ellie has completed recruitment exercises across the globe, managing a broad spectrum of projects across a wide variety of industries, including automotive, medical device, packaging, chemicals, polymers/rubber (materials and conversion), food and paper/board.
Published on:29 -03-2018
First Impressions Matter!
Whilst an interview process may be stressful for some, it is an opportunity for you to demonstrate you are the right candidate for the job. It also gives the interviewer an insight into your background, personality and skills.
The better prepared you are, the more relaxed and comfortable you will be.
If you would like to receive our presentation including tips and pointers, please email Airelle at Airelle.email@example.com
Published on:28 -03-2018
Fresh packaging talent sought with apprenticeship
A fresh attempt to attract young talent to the packaging industry is underway with the development of a new professional degree apprenticeship.
The full article can be found on the Packaging News website. https://www.packagingnews.co.uk/news/fresh-packaging-talent-sought-apprenticeship-08-03-2018
Published on:23 -03-2018
4 new appointments at Listgrove!
Listgrove are delighted to announce the appointment of three new Business Consultants, who will be looking after clients in South Europe, South America and Asia, and a Client Services Co-Ordinator, providing support to our Administration, Marketing and Finance teams.
Lorena is a Colombian national with international experience. She holds an MBA Degree from Coventry University in the UK and a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering. She has more than 5 years’ of working experience in Business Development and Sales within the Construction and Technology industries.
Carmelo, a Spanish national originally from the Canary Islands, holds an MBA in Human Resource and a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. Fluent in English and Spanish, he has several years of recruitment experience for European based roles.
Lexie is a Chinese national with recruitment and HR experience, which she gained working for private and public sector organisations in Beijing. She graduated with an engineering bachelor degree from Capital Normal University (Beijing) and completed a Master degree in Human Resource Management with CIPD status at University of Birmingham in the UK. Lexie is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and English.
Cathy has joined Listgrove from a local office where she fulfilled the Sales Ledger function. Prior to this, she was working in the financial team across different sectors.
Published on:22 -03-2018
Company Reputation comes out on top!
Following a recent European survey targeting active candidates across all levels of seniority and function, when asked,
“If you were offered 2 roles with exactly the same salary, what would the key factor be when making your decision?”
Company Reputation has marginally come out on top. This is closely followed by Flexible Working Hours, Company Products, Progression Opportunity and Location of Role. It would appear that benefits such as Pension and Healthcare are of less concern to job seekers.
Published on:22 -03-2018
Opening of Listgrove's sales offices across Africa, Asia, Australia and America
To enhance our global presence, Listgrove is pleased to announce the addition of six new office locations, bringing the total number to fifteen.
Headquartered in Stratford-upon-Avon, UK, we also have offices in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Cape Town, Dubai, Düsseldorf, Istanbul, Lyon, Malmö, Milan, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney and Washington.
Published on:22 -03-2018
Visit our stand at PLASTINDIA
We are pleased to be exhibiting at the forthcoming PLASTINDIA Exhibition (Hall 11, Stand D15) based in Ahmedabad, Gujarat and would welcome the opportunity of introducing our services to you. The objective of the meeting is to introduce Listgrove and its speciality recruitment services for the plastics, packaging and polymer sectors. Headquartered in the UK, we have an additional fourteen sales offices worldwide, including in Mumbai. We look forward to meeting with you there!
Published on:30 -01-2018
Following on from a highly successful start to 2017, Listgrove - leading provider of professional recruitment and HR services to the worlds Plastics, Packaging , Chemical and Petrochemical sectors - has broadened its international presence with the opening of offices in Lyon, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Milan, Düsseldorf, Malmö and Dubai. This considerable investment will further develop the already strong localised service and market knowledge and will enable Listgrove to deliver greater cost effective project management.
International presence equals multinational team!
Michael Klein and Imen Matmati have recently joined our multilingual team of consultants. Michael, was born in Nürnberg (Bavaria) and moved to the UK in 2000. He has 25 years' experience in Customer Service, Sales and Key Account Management roles within the Automotive and Construction industries. Imen comes from Ronse in Flanders and is fluent in Dutch, French and English. She has a combined 7 years of experience in recruitment and sales.
In addition, Pierina Arca will now be supporting the marketing team by further developing the candidate talent management channels across the globe. Pierina, originally from Sardinia, moved to the UK 25 years ago. She offers 18 years' experience in Customer Services and Financial Management and is fluent in Italian, English, French and Spanish.
Jane Edwards, executive search specialist and expert in senior outplacement support for both UK and International candidates, has been promoted to the position of Business Director Executive & HR. Jane has significantly developed the outplacement service at Listgrove resulting in executive international appointments.
Published on:18 -11-2017