It'a always nice to be featured in the media (unless you've done something wrong of course!). So we're quite chuffed (Ed's note - this is a modest understatement), to see Project Scotland publishing a story with quotes from us about the reality of today's jobs market in construction. In particular, it's the “disconnect” between what some construction firms expect and the reality when it comes to filling vacancies that exercises us. As per my quote in the article, "Chris added that he often uses football analogies, comparing the recruitment process as sometimes being akin to a lower league club expecting to sign Leo Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo." Of course, sometimes you do stumble over a Messi (or Pele, for older readers!), but in general we are urging our clients to think outside the box, consider the expectations of who they can actually get and consider bringing in less experienced individuals, training them up and being rewarded for that longer-term.
You can read the full story in Project Scotland here: "More reality needed over recruitment expectations."
Chris Peace, MD, Peace Recruitment