RMS becomes exclusive HR and recruitment partner of Peterlee-based NSK

RMS is now the exclusive HR and recruitment partner of Peterlee-based NSK, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of bearings, linear technology and steering systems.

Darlington-based RMS works with companies of varying sizes, from niche local specialists to global blue-chip sector leaders across a wide range of industries, to provide recruitment, payroll and HR managed services.

RMS have successfully managed the TUPE transfer of 160 workers and will be working in partnership with NSK until at least 2022, with responsibility for employee engagement, on-boarding, departure management, HR compliance, HR administration and reporting.

NSK HR Manager Steve Metcalfe said: “NSK are very confident that we’ve selected the right HR and recruitment partner in RMS. Over the course of the past six months we’ve undertaken a robust and comprehensive tender process.

"RMS emerged as the stand-out partner due to their track record of proven capability and expertise within the automotive sector. RMS have managed a seamless transition from our previous supplier, communicating effectively with the flexible workforce and the NSK management to ensure that it was business as usual for everyone concerned. Having been exclusive and highly successful permanent recruitment partners to NSK since 2014, we’re excited to be developing the relationship further, for at least the next three years.”

RMS’ work will align closely with NSK’s overall workforce strategy creating a multi-skilled, engaged, talented and proactive flexible workforce.

RMS Operations Director Matthew Telling said: “With more than 18 years’ experience of working with global manufacturing OEMs, Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers within the automotive industry, we have gained the knowledge and understanding to be an effective on-site HR and recruitment partner.

“With the impending changes within the industry we need to be able to support daily operational demands, enabling leadership teams to focus on the core business while HR focus on all people management and employee relations matters. This will offer greater visibility of HR management information and provide the ability to drive NSK’s HR and recruitment functions more effectively, whilst delivering cost savings.

"We are a trusted partner for the automotive sector. We’re proud of the service we deliver. The model we’ve developed over the course of time is tried and tested, and can be transferred successfully across many sectors. We have an exceptionally knowledgeable team, both in our new Peterlee office and across the RMS UK network, and we will utilise their extensive knowledge to ensure that NSK receives a full and outstanding service. We’re delighted to be working even closer with NSK for what I am confident will continue to be a long and successful partnership.”

To learn more about the RMS service please contact Operations Director Matthew Telling on 01325 389333, email matthew.telling@rms-recruitment.co.uk or find out more at www.rms-recruitment.co.uk