Brit ROCKS: Stone Age Recruitment Methods

Our business is all about providing true consultancy. We encourage each and every specialist here to become a true expert in their specialist vertical markets so they can provide the most valuable advice to their clients and candidates. Each market is extremely different and so Brit Wagstaff, specialist consultant here at Austin Fraser wanted to…

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#IndustryInsights – Supermarket price wars: How hiring the right controls and automation personnel in manufacturing could be the solution.

The need for manufacturers to produce stock as quickly, efficiently and cheaply as possible has never been greater. Supermarkets are facing their biggest ever battle with prices, with the likes of Aldi and Lidl chipping away at precious market share. The race for automation in manufacturing could be the key to success, but who could…

Start at the top: The importance making the right senior appointments in engineering

  In a recent blog post, we talked about the IET’s ‘Skills & Demand in Industry 2015’ survey and reviewed some of the key findings. One of them in particular, the fact that businesses are having the greatest difficulty in recruiting senior engineers with 5-10 years’ experience, resonated with Kimberley Haynes, who specialises in placing automation…

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Engineering recruitment confidence on the rise: Key takeaways from the IET’s 2015 survey.

According to this year’s report from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), the engineering skills gap is a risk to businesses, though confidence in recruitment is showing steady growth year-on-year. Following the release of the ‘Skills & Demand in Industry 2015’ survey, we wanted to take a look at the key messages:  Recruiting confidence is…

Utilising your LinkedIn page for recruitment

Last week, we joined the LinkedIn Social RecruitIn conference for search and staffing professionals. Designed to share best practices, insights and trends within the industry, the day consisted of  great presentations from recruitment royalty James Caan and Lou Adler, along with informative content from LinkedIn employees themselves. There was one key lesson: Whether you’re an…

Preparing for a new engineering generation: Iain McCulley discusses how Industry 4.0. could change manufacturing recruitment.

Today’s manufacturing sees the merger between IT and engineering to create a concept called ‘Industry 4.0.’.  In intelligent factories, machines and products can already communicate with each other, co-operatively driving production. Raw materials and machines are interconnected within an ‘Internet of Things’ to create highly flexible, individualised and resource friendly mass production. As we go…