Progressive Global Energy and Natural Resources is proud to announce our expansion into the West Coast with the opening of our San Diego office.
Global Energy will always be an important part of our everyday lives, it’s the light we turn on, the wind turbines we see turning in the long grass and the food we keep cold. Part of this industry is the people that make all this possible, including the recruiters who find the best skills and experience for the right company.
Construction, like almost every other industry, is going through a period of digital transformation. Building information modelling (BIM) technology has shaken up the sector, with the value of the industry expecting to approach $8 billion by 2020 (according to Markets and Markets).
Everyone who works in recruitment knows or will certainly realize after no time at all that this job is not about money, it’s about people and building relationships.
Someone who knows this just too well, is Stescha Burks, Associate Account Manager at Progressive, part of the Specialist Staffing Group, the US division of SThree plc, in Houston. Here’s what she thinks about her job as a recruiter.
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.