Recruitment remains a major challenge for companies up and down the UK in virtually every industry sector, so Anthony McCormack suggests businesses should try harder to recruit, and then hold on to, the best candidates.
Britain still teeters on the brink of Brexit.
Cross-party talks are supposed to be helping to bring this whole saga to an end.
But on it drags.
Still nobody knows how it is going to pan out.
What is perfectly clear in the recruitment and employment market, however, is that it remain increasingly difficult to recruit good staff.
Recruitment is a major challenge for companies up and down the UK in virtually every industry sector. Unemployment is very low because employment is at an all time high. There are more jobs than candidates in the market and have been for some time, despite economic challenges.
These pre-existing difficulties are being exacerbated by a deep skills shortages in key roles and key sectors. The result of the net migration as EU workers return ‘home’ during the current Brexit climate as they worry about the uncertainty of future residency criteria post-Brexit and decide to leave to end those worries.
So being an entrepreneur and a glass half full guy, I see an opportunity here. Because of how challenging recruitment is, by definition, being better at recruiting and retaining the best staff is a key competitive advantage.
Britain’s (eventual) departure from the EU levels the playing field internationally. Smart companies are looking both inside and outside of Europe to recruit for key positions and this opens up a whole different talent pipeline and process.
In order to help client companies get ahead in this area, Macstaff has formalised its membership of NPA worldwide. They are the longest established international independent recruiter network, facilitating candidate and job sharing to more effectively serve members.
Macstaff have always provided first class recruitment services across the UK, specialising in permanent and contract recruitment in construction, property and engineering.
Now we are able to leverage the power of the NPA global network to source candidates for you globally, to efficiently and effectively fill positions in UK or around the world.
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