With the announcement of the 2019-20 Scottish Premier League fixtures, we begin again the annual debate whether anyone can halt Celtic’s progress to another League title. Speaking personally, I don’t think so, but there is no doubt that their rivals will be straining every sinew, not to mention their bank accounts, to do so. Which reminds me that it’s some time since we looked at who is top of the other, big League Table in Scotland…
When we last reported – October 2018 to be precise – Peace had maintained its pole position from June of that year, with 136 jobs on our website, some 32% more than our nearest serious competitor. The market, as I am sure you are aware, has tightened and there are fewer jobs than in the autumn. Consequently, as you can see from our new table, all the major players in Scottish construction recruitment show a reduction in the number of vacancies advertised on their websites.
That said, I am, naturally, more than chuffed to see that Peace continues to occupy the top spot, with 87 attractive jobs across a wide range of trades, professions and locations. However, I know that, like football, this is a competitive business and we have some excellent opposition who are investing where they can to maintain and, if possible, grow their businesses. Moreover, although everyone’s number of vacancies is down, the gap is still, more or less, the same, with Peace having 31% more adverts on our website than our nearest competitor.
However, a bit like the Premier League in football, when you are at the top you have to try even harder, ensuring that your customer service is top-notch and that every one of your team – resourcers, recruitment consultants, managers and directors – combines to take on and beat the rest. You also have to invest in your own talent, to keep the team fresh and competing to show they are worth their place.
Now some may say that statistics can be made to prove anything, but, to use a sporting cliché, the table doesn’t lie… If you’re looking for a job, or looking for a recruiter that knows where the quality candidates are to be found, doesn’t it make sense to go with the league leader?
Chris Peace, MD, Peace Recruitment