As Brexit uncertainty is set to continue well into 2020 and beyond, the world of recruitment – like so many others – is shrouded in unpredictability as the New Year beckons. There are some emerging and continuing trends we can identify though as the first year of the ‘Roaring ‘20s’ gets underway.
Attracting the right kind of employees is vital for the sustainability and growth of any business. Global companies who turn huge profits are naturally in a strong position to attract a high standard of candidate. The ability to offer an attractive salary in an appealing role is what most job hunters are on the lookout for.
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.
As we are all aware, the UK has been experiencing a serious skills shortage in recent years – particularly in the engineering sectors. In part, this issue as we know can be attributed to the lack of apprenticeships and opportunities for entry-level employees, and in part, it may be linked to the fact that our attitudes towards work are changing.
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.