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Optimising Recruitment Strategies: A Sector-Specific Guide
In a fiercely competitive job market, the key to business success lies in securing top talent. However, the recruitment landscape varies significantly across industries, each with its unique demands and challenges. This article delves into the nuances of sector-specific recruitment processes, offering insights into how they differ and how businesses can tailor their strategies for optimal results.
Navigating the Ongoing Skills Shortage: Winning the War for Talent in Engineering and Manufacturing with Scantec
Finding the right talent has become increasingly challenging in the Engineering and Manufacturing sector, where innovation and productivity are key drivers of success. In this blog, we will explore the severity of the skills shortage, the concept of the "war for talent," and how Scantec, as a leading recruitment agency specialising in the Engineering, Scientific, Manufacturing, and Technical sectors, can help bridge the gap.
Understanding What Matters Most to Candidates: Beyond Salary and Benefits
In the ever-evolving landscape of recruitment, it's crucial for organisations to adapt their strategies to attract the best candidates. Gone are the days when a hefty salary package and a few standard benefits were enough to entice top talent. Today, candidates have a diverse set of priorities, and understanding what truly matters to them is the key to securing the right talent for your organisation.
Talent Acquisition in the Manufacturing Industry
As the manufacturing industry’s candidate shortage proves to be a steadfast and scaling problem, businesses in the sector are facing a host of recruitment challenges. This includes (but is certainly not limited to) experiencing long-term difficulty with…
The Impact of the Recession on the UK’s Manufacturing Recruitment Activity
When the UK economy takes a downturn, it can be a really scary time for businesses and employees alike. There are so many unknown factors involved with a recession that, upon the first sign of financial distress, leaders are forced to leap into action and begin preparing for the future.
How to Get the Pay Rise You Deserve During the Cost of Living Crisis
Over the last year, the UK’s private sector wages have grown between 7.6%. While this number seems appealing on a surface level, once adjusted against inflation, the country’s workers are actually earning less than before. This has resulted in a nationwide cost of living crisis where, according to the Office of National Statistics, 60% of UK employees are “already feeling the effects”. Are you one of them?
Overcoming Challenges in Staff Recruitment for Industry 4.0
The rise of Industry 4.0 brings with it a transformative impact on the manufacturing landscape. It is defined by advancements such as IoT, AI, robotics, and advanced analytics that interconnect and revolutionise production processes. However, the onset of this digital revolution also presents unique challenges, particularly in the field of human resources and recruitment. Today, we delve into the intricacies of recruiting staff for Industry 4.0.
The Ongoing Development of Hybrid Jobs in Scientific Fields
Have you noticed that a range of scientific jobs have become increasingly interdisciplinary over the last few years? The duties for one position have been mixed with the expectations of another, creating so-called “hybrid jobs” that require a much broader range of skills than in previous evolutions. In today’s complex working environments, it’s no longer enough for employees to thrive in one area. These occupations expect individuals to wear multiple hats at the same time. Are you one of them?
How to Solve the Nuclear Skills Shortage Crisis
Have you felt the growing effects of the nuclear skills shortage crisis? You’re not the only one. Across the industry, energy businesses are experiencing growing pains as their opportunities continue to climb yet recruitment efforts fall short. With the UK Government following through on their plans to direct £75 million into nuclear power this year (opening the door to an industry boom), we need to find a solution.
The Importance of Soft Skills in the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods Industry
What do you look for when fielding job applications for your business? Should your answer be the same one given by other leaders in FMCG, you’ll be comparing experience and qualifications above all else.
How on-site businesses can adapt to a flexible working environment
Is it time to start prioritising flexible working over pay rises and promotions?
How employers can decrease work related stress
April is National Stress Awareness Month and let’s face it many people are experiencing some of the most stressful and worrisome times they have ever known. The effects of the cost-of-living crisis, the Russian-Ukraine war and Brexit have taken their toll, creating alarming levels of anxiety, stress and burnout among the workforce.