Job title: Human resources manager
Company name: Oakland International
HQ location: Beoley, Redditch, Worcestershire
Number of employees: 130
What's it like to work for your company? Right from the start potential employees comment on the friendliness of those they come into contact with at interview stage. This permeates the whole company and we have a constant flow of applicants who want to join us.
Why is it a good employer? A good employer is an employer that cares, and Oakland International Limited certainly does. It cares about its workforce not just as job titles but as individuals.
What's the best thing about working there? The team spirit. Staff at all levels within the business work side by side to get the job done, not only with determination and enthusiasm but with a real sense of camaraderie.
How does the company differ from its rivals? It values its people. We are not as big as some of our rivals, but this allows us to be a team of individuals rather than just cogs in a wheel.
Is there a definable company culture? Definitely. It is a culture that allows people to develop in an atmosphere of mutual respect, where every role is made as interesting and rewarding as possible.
If the company were a car what would it be? A BMW series one it has good performance, coolness, quality, handling and practicality.
What's the training like? Training is available to our team on subjects including mechanical handling, counter balance forklift truck, reach forklift truck, Bendi forklift truck and mobile platform truck/scissor lift. We also offer NVQs, first aid, fire safety, CIEH, HACCP and CIPD courses, as well as Word and Excel training.
Has the company won any awards in the last few years as an employer? We won our local Chamber Business of the Year Award in 2006 and were finalists in three award categories in 2008.
What is the most important HR issue you are dealing with at the moment? The most challenging issue for HR at the moment is developing and training the team for growth. It is anticipated that our turnover will increase significantly.
Are you looking for any people right now? Yes, we are looking for a system support analyst.
How does one go about applying for a job? By sending us an email with your CV, writing to us enclosing your CV, or asking us to send out an application form for you to complete and return.
What tips would you offer job seekers? Make it clear what position or type of position you are looking for. Send in an up-to-date and informative CV, detailing all relevant experience.
How do I find out more about the company? Via our website www.oakland-international.com, which includes all the company's latest news and job opportunities.