Nobody is desperate for a job in Manufacturing or Supply Chain anymore!
Categories: Current Affairs, Recruitment, Purchasing And Supply Chain, Engineering And Manufacturing | Tags: Engineering Jobs, Manufacturing Jobs, Clients, Contract Jobs, Job Opportunities, Interim Roles, Hiring |
Over the last few weeks and months we have continued to see more success in both of our divisions being Engineering & Manufacturing and Purchasing & Supply Chain. This has lead to more job enquiries and vacancies to fill for Core Talent on both a permanent and temporary basis. We have continued to beat budget and our business plans for the year so far. But it has occurred to all of us here at Core Talent that our clients are not all aware of how the market has recovered post recession and the pendulum has now swung away from them....
We are now back in a position where good candidates are precious and hard to come by. Long gone are the days of an abundance of immediately available candidates for a 3 month contract in the Outer Hebrides! Now it is even much more difficult to fill a Purchasing Manager role for an aerospace manufacturer in Lancashire offering a 12 month contract. Yet still the employers think the balance of power lies with them, and that there should be some immediately available people who have been made redundant and would be grateful of the opportunity for a pittance! We all read the same papers, watch the same news channels, so why is this? My guess is that manufacturing is doing better than most other sectors and like everything in life there are some people and some companies that are doing much better than others. So in terms of basic economics, if you now need to fill an interim role with a good candidate who can hit the ground running, we would still recommend offering a competitive daily rate and don’t forget the expenses.
We advise all our clients to stay away from a pro-rata salary package for interim. Otherwise they will not get the best person for the job. What you will get is the best immediately available permanent candidate who will still be looking for that ideal permanent role.
If you need the person in your interim role to complete the assignment and remain with you for say 12 months or longer and need the continuity, I would also recommend that you offer a completion bonus at the end of contract. This financial sweetener may tempt them to stay and complete your assignment even if they get offered something else. Are any other manufacturing and engineering recruiters out there finding the same trends?
Are you looking for an interim role? Here are a couple of our current jobs from our job board;
May 4, 2011 | Share: