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Plum Personnel Ltd has been shortlisted for the prestigious Solihull Chamber of Commerce Business Awards in recognition of their innovative approach to help individuals enhance their employability skills.

Based in Solihull town centre, the independent recruitment company established in 2001 is a finalist in the ‘Best use of Innovation’ category for their online Learning Zone area which offers free training and coaching to job seekers wishing to enhance their skills.

Director Susie Ankrett explained, “We know from local business leaders talent shortages are something they struggle with across all sectors.  We wanted to create a bridge between helping employers benefit from an untapped pool of talent and to support individuals develop their skills to assist in their quest for employment.”

“Jobs transform lives and we’re committed and passionate in playing an important part in the lives of both job seekers and organisations seeking talented people.  We’re determined to help make local businesses more successful by helping them secure the people they need.”

“Unemployment is reaching a 10-year low however employers are struggling to find the right candidates for their roles. There is a rising skills shortage locally and nationally. We know that candidates with potential are often overlooked because they do not have the specific level of skill required for a role. Organisations are losing out as they are forced to select from a shrinking pool of talent.”

Susie added, “We’re dedicated to continual improvement in all that we do and to offer an optimum experience for our customers – employers and job seekers alike.”

Plum Personnel will be up against rivals from a range of organisations and the winners will be announced at the Awards Lunch on Friday 8 October at Birmingham Airport’s Holiday Inn.

To find out more about Plum Personnel’s Learning Zone you can visit their website

Posted on Tuesday Sep 27