Our largest ever group for Onboarding!
This month, we hosted our largest ever group for Onboarding! Our Inside Sales team has been growing across Knaresborough, Leeds and Swindon, meaning the need for bigger teams across all of our sales sites. Rosamund Cooper, our 'Sales Performance Executive', explains what happened during the week!
At FLEETCOR, we usually onboard around 2 – 6 people. However, with a big drive in recruitment – due to the freeze on recruitment in the first part of the year and getting our three sites to full capacity – we started hosting ‘recruitment days’ to hire more people. These days involved each candidate coming in separately, to perform a competency interview with our Talent Acquisition Manager, Elanor Hockin, and our Talent Acquisition Coordinator, Kim Baulch. If they completed this round successfully, they then progressed to a sales role play activity, so that we could see how good their selling abilities were. Our ‘recruitment days’ turned out really well and resulted in us recruiting 8 people for Knaresborough, 2 people for Leeds and 1 for Swindon!
Our onboarding activities took place in Knaresborough. Currently, our Knaresborough office is undergoing refurbishment; so as you can imagine, the office wasn’t in the best of conditions to be welcoming 12 new starters to FLEETCOR. Instead, we chose the Goldsborough Cricket Club in Knaresborough to host this month’s onboarding. Our ‘Director of Inside Sales’, David James, plays cricket here, so he managed to secure the location. We had a really successful week with some brilliant feedback from our starters! During their first week, our new starters took part in a ‘Dragon’s Den’ activity. Before the task, we asked everyone to research AllStar One at home and to come up with a product idea. They then shared their ideas amongst the group and created a pitch to our ‘Dragons’. We also carried out an activity, where our new starters had to design their own TV adverts! This was a great icebreaker, as it was a fun, light-hearted activity which also showed off the groups personalities!
Despite being showered with quite a lot of snow on the Wednesday, it luckily had no impact on our day. We started a little bit later and everyone still turned up, in great spirits to carry on with the week! Of course, we ventured out into the snow at lunchtime and built a Snowman!
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