Across Australia and New Zealand organisations are increasingly aware of the importance of reward packages when it comes to retaining their current staff and attracting new talent. With skills shortages in Engineering, Oil & Gas and Mining industries, the competition to hire top talent is monumental. These pressures are causing companies to not only look at remuneration but also reward packages that comprise of both tangible and intangible aspects.
The demand for skilled engineers across Australia is no new topic. In fact, according to the University of New South Wales, there are around 18,000 vacant engineering positions every single year.
As infrastructure projects continue to pop up throughout the country, this demand is significantly outgrowing the available supply of trained professionals.
"Demand from industry completely outstrips supply, and that demand is not slowing," explained Mark Hoffman, Dean of Engineering at UNSW. "In fact, it has doubled in the past decade."
The recruitment industry can be a difficult market to break into and that’s why Progressive Global Energy (GE) - part of the SThree group, has made serious investments over the last 18 months to improve our training programs for new employees. Our new training program assists rookie recruiters in getting up to speed. As a rookie you’ll spend your first few months gaining a deep understanding of how to recruit, while also acquiring a high level of knowledge across a given industry.
At Progressive GE, our success depends on the fact that we know the industries in which we work inside and out. It also depends on the fact that we invest in our people, at whatever stage they are at, in their career. Read on to find out about one such case.
2015 was a milestone year for recording the countries leading the way in investment into renewable energy. Just 10 years ago global investment in renewable energy amounted to $72 billion compared with 2015’s figures of $286 billion. Much of this rise can be attributed to the growth of rapidly developing countries where renewable energy markets are becoming much more attractive for potential investors.
Progressive GE has a set of core values that we consistently work at upholding amongst our staff. These values not only affect how we run our business, but also how we treat our candidates and clients.
When oil prices first plunged in the summer of 2014, no one expected them to continue to be at rock bottom two years later. But “lower for longer” is exactly what happened.
In a fast paced and constantly evolving industry such as IT, it's never been more important to keep your skillset up to date and prove to recruiters your hunger for new opportunities. But we're not talking solely about seminars and training courses.
The climate conference in Paris late last year threw the spotlight once again on the role of renewables in bringing down global emissions. Almost 200 countries came together to agree on how to meet the challenge of turning the world into a green economy.