Job Analysis. Posting. Sourcing
First, we work together with the department and hiring manager to clearly identify the job requirements, and responsibilities, to create a good job description to attract suitable candidates. We use various methods to search for candidates, such as job boards, social media, but also employee referrals as well as university recruiting.
Screening and shortlisting
HR reviews the resumes and cover letters of the applicants to determine which candidates meet the qualification, then we invite selected candidates for a first interview to assess their suitability for the job. This is merely to check the basics and prepare you for the next step in the process.
The world has changed and so has our interview process. Our screening and first-time interviews are almost all conducted 100% virtually – and it works.
As a candidate, we try to provide you with as much flexibility as to where and when you interview, so you can have enough time to prepare for what matters most, getting comfortable and excited to meet with us.
Since we recruit for multiple of our locations, HR might be the moderator in an online meeting with the hiring manager based in another country.
After the initial interviews, the most powerful part of the process starts. The team, the hiring manager, and other interviewers that were involved will discuss their findings and come to a yes or no decision together.
The hiring manager has the final say but heavily relies on the team’s input. To support the assessment, we may use various methods to assess the candidate's skills, such as skills tests, reference checks, background checks, and assessments.
Our thought process
For two reasons, we interview this way to strengthen our teams:
- Fit – the new hire is a good fit in the team they join This increases the chance of success both for the candidate as well as for the team.
- Respect – because the team is fully involved with the hiring decision, they will feel heard and respected. This strengthens the relationship between the team and management.
Some tips from us
Whether you’re about to click the ‘apply’ button on our careers section or head into your first interview, we want you to feel confident (and excited!) to meet with us. We have shared some tips and insights into what to expect from the interview process.
Your initial talk with our recruiter will be casual, open but candid. By being yourself, you can establish a genuine connection and give a better understanding of who you are and what you can bring to our company.
We are getting to know you so be authentic, don’t try to present yourself as someone you are not. And of course, get well prepared, research our company and the position beforehand to show your interest, and don’t be shy to ask a lot of questions.
Think outside the box
We are a diverse, creative, and entrepreneurial bunch here at Ahlers. We are passionate about topics such as sustainability, diversity, customer intimacy, and the tailor-made solutions we offer to our customers. For sure, we will talk about some of these things with you so we can get to know each other better.
If you are looking for a dynamic and rewarding career in the logistics field? Look no further! Check out this video, showcasing the exciting opportunities and dynamic work culture here at Ahlers. So sit back, relax, and get ready to be inspired as we take you on a journey through the daily life of our professionals.
Get to know our people
We want to showcase their stories and give you a glimpse into a typical day in their lives. Read along as our people share their experiences, challenges, and what they love most about working at Ahlers. Get ready to be inspired and learn more about the person behind the desk.
Kaj Vollenhoven joined Ahlers in 2018. He is the Head of Operations in Lithuania. He is a Dutch national who has lived and worked in Russia, Saint-Petersburg, and is now based in Lithuania, Klaipeda. Meet Kaj through a series of questions and answers
Nikolay Bogdanov joined Ahlers in the summer of 2022. He is the Business Development Manager for Ahlers Projects and Machinery. He is based in Spain, Madrid. Meet Nikolay through a series of questions and answers.
Hank Zhan joined in 2010. He is an Account Manager and Coordinator for the Business Unit Projects and Machinery. He is based in China. Meet Hank through a series of questions and answers.
Tatiana Voitsekhovskaya joined Ahlers in 2012. She is the Head of the Operations Department at Ahlers Kazakhstan. Tatiana is based in Kazakhstan, Almaty. Meet Tatiana through a series of questions and answers.
Raushan Utegenova joined Ahlers in 2017. She is a Chief Accountant at Ahlers Kazakhstan. She is based in Kazakhstan, Almaty. Meet Raushan through a series of questions and answers.
Leen Van Aert
Leen Van Aert joined Ahlers in 2008. She is a Financial Controller for the Ahlers group within Corporate Finance. She is based in Belgium, Antwerp. Meet Leen through a series of questions and answers.