“Taking the initiative”
Aligra’s communication with me and my colleague has been clear, concise and appropriately timed. Their pro-active approach means the recruitment process is dealt with accurately and efficiently. They make sure I’m fully aware of the recruitment status – without a constant barrage of emails and telephone calls.
Human Resources Officer, Public Sector Organisation
“Rising to the challenge”
As Transport Manager, it was the responsibility of my team and I to ensure that our customers were provided with an exceptionally high level of performance. In October 2007 we were struggling to support the demand of our client with agency drivers through the eight companies we were using – core kit was parked up and subcontractors were used to cover the work.
I contacted Aligra Personnel and arranged a meeting. They were very professional and it was a refreshing change not to be given all the usual agency spiel. They were open and honest, and although they were not able to accommodate all of our staffing requirements immediately, they did put together a staged plan, with timelines and targets.
Within three months, Aligra hit all the set targets and requirements, truly exceeding my expectations.
Within four months, they became our sole agency staff supplier and we never had to call upon another agency to cover any pre-planned or ad-hoc shifts. Their flexibility and array of other customers allowed me to flex between six and 80 drivers per day, without causing any retention issues.
We held weekly meetings with Aligra to discuss performance, infringement, accidents, MPG and other topics. They embraced our contract and assisted in helping us achieve high savings on MPG and accident damage through the effective management of their drivers.
I would happily recommend Aligra to any business that have temporary and recruitment staffing requirements.
Transport Manager, International Logistics Company
I awarded Aligra with a Preferred Supplier contract on the basis of a strong recommendation, and I have to say that they worked incredibly hard on our behalf to find the right people for us. They became our sole supplier and, although it was a hard slog sometimes, they bent over backwards to meet our requirements. At peak, Aligra supplied in excess of 100 temporary workers.
General Manager, National Bathroom Distributors
“Well-devised recruitment strategy”
Our business objective was to reduce the core headcount at our Warehouse and instigate a more flexible, temporary measure that would support the peaks and troughs of the business. We talked to a number of different agencies and while they came across as professional, they didn’t really add anything extra to the standard arrangements.
With Aligra, they were incredibly interested in our business and how our operation ran. They asked all the right questions and proposed a staged plan that would increase temporary headcount at a steady rate, insuring that the right people were selected, closely monitored and able to hit our targets.
Aligra have since became our preferred local supplier and are very reliable; they deal with any concerns promptly and are able to support our last minute requests for additional labour incredibly well.
Operations Manager, Furniture Retailer
Aligra have taken the time to develop a good relationship with me and my team, enabling them to fully understand our employment needs and requirements. They have dealt with any personnel problems with tact and diplomacy, and have worked hard to establish themselves as our preferred supplier for temporary staff.
Works Manager, Manufacturing company
I’ve worked with the Aligra’s directors for over 10 years – they have a great understanding of my business requirements. In an industry with a high and very short notice labour requirement, they have never let me down.
We have created an excellent working relationship and I will continue to use their services. I have no hesitation in recommending them as a business partner.
Depot Manager, Waste Management Company