The war for top talent in the building services industry is well underway, and companies are all seeking that special edge that will attract and retain top performers.
In today’s digital-first environment, it’s easy for a hiring manager to do a quick Google search on a candidate’s name to shed further light on who is applying to join their team and business.
The skills shortage is deepening across the UK construction industry, with the possible implications of Brexit on the availability of EU workers still to be felt. All employers in the building or energy sectors need to be formulating a powerful, bulletproof recruiting strategy to attract and retain the best talent in the years ahead.
For some people facing an interview in the building or energy sector, the very words ‘competency-based interview’ makes them go hot under the collar.
What to wear at an interview? You might think it’s no longer important in the building services sector; the truth is, it’s as important today as it ever was – first impressions count.
This Christmas, a record 40% of all power generated in Britain came from renewable sources – about three-quarters of it from wind turbines. This festive season record is a reminder that the future of energy production is going to be ever more in the renewables sector.
So you’ve taken the first steps in your hunt for a new job by securing yourself an interview thanks to your stellar CV, but now it’s time for that all-important interview.
Christmas is coming, and an air of excitement is setting in as a result. If you are stuck at work however, it can take the shine off the festive buzz a little – or it can distract you from your work instead.
Salary is one of the most influential factors for accepting a job, or even pursuing a particular career. Knowing what salary you should be earning is vital to ensuring you’re getting paid what you’re worth, based on your individual skills and experience.
If your Building Services or Energy company is constantly on the look out for new talent, you know you’re on the right track, whether or not the search itself is a struggle. Organisations often need to look for new recruits in order to support an expansion or a new project.
If you’ve been in your current position for a few years, it can be easy to fall into thinking that a change of career would mean having to start on the bottom rung of the ladder.
Let’s face it. There’s nothing like returning from holiday to bring you back down to Earth with an almighty thud. Going back to work after a week or two chilling with family and friends can be particularly challenging, and mustering up the motivation to switch back into work mode can be difficult.
Passive candidates – those who are not currently applying or even looking for new positions – tend to be extremely talented, and incredibly difficult to sell a role to. Recruiting passive candidates is not an easy job but it can be very rewarding when you manage to recruit a high performing and sought-after individual for an important role.
It’s often said that choosing a career is one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make. The right job will enthuse and inspire you, maximising your strengths and helping you live a happy and fulfilling life.
Job candidates are a lot more savvy than they used to be. This is largely due to many companies having an online profile with loads of information about what they do and what they’re like to work for.