We’ve heard from our clients how supply shortages, escalating prices and difficulties recruiting skilled workers have all created disruption in the building products sector throughout this year. Couple this with the impact both Brexit and the pandemic has had on building and construction and it’s easy to why there are complex difficulties to overcome. Unfortunately, we’re not out of the
We’ve all had to adapt to new ways of working over the past year and some traditional methods have been changed for the foreseeable future, such as in-person sales meetings. To ensure continued growth it’s more important than ever that you identify and fill any skills gaps within your team.
The perception of what a modern-day apprenticeship means has changed over the last decade; previously thought of for the low academic achiever and comprised of entry-level trade based schemes. But that has all changed, and apprenticeships now form a solid foundation for highly sought after workforce skills. The History of Apprenticeships An Act of Parliament in 1563 to end the
Perceptions of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM subjects) have been changing over last decade, and everyone accepts that the impact of technology will continue to transform the world for generations to come. No longer are the scientists, mathematicians and engineers pigeon-holed as geeks. In fact, even geeks aren’t pigeon-holed as geeks, and often lead the field in popular culture.
Given a choice, we would all live in a world where supply and demand were equally matched. It would be perfect if every open vacancy in any business meant the perfect candidate walked through the door and everyone simply went back to work. However, while it may not be quite having the impact some of the gloomier commentators predicted, there
We recently ran an article discussing how the counter offer was often a part of the recruitment process in the current skills gap led market. In this article, we would like to look at the counter offer scenario again, but this time a little more from the candidates’ point of view. Although there is a little additional thought for the
A candidate-driven environment Occasionally someone will ask us why we are so successful in finding candidates for our clients. The world of recruitment for the building products and contract interiors trade can be an interesting one at times, to say the least. It would be wonderful if it were as simple as a client calls us, we call a prospective