Engineers and technicians are among the most in-demand jobs in the world.
It is a well-known fact that the engineering industry is struggling against a widespread skill and staff shortage, and has been this way for many years.
The Covid pandemic has made us realise that we cannot completely rely on outsourcing overseas, migration and temporary visas.
The need for local skilled engineers has never been as pressing as it is today.
Consider developing your own talent pipeline. Look to the younger generation, those still completing their studies and your own internal team members.
You might have less experienced staff with champion potential.
Perhaps you have never considered them, or they are not properly qualified.
With some encouragement and assistance, they may be keen to engage in more learning and move towards an engineering role. This can take years, but while they are progressing, you have at hand an assistant, who knows your organisation, feels safe in taking a sideways step in their career and can cement their learning while you benefit from extra assistance at work.
This strategy can also lead to a longer term scenario, where your worker is linked to your business, through educational assistance and the opportunity you are giving them. It can help protect against employee attrition.
Another strategy is to develop junior team members who are still studying.
Undergraduate and graduate positions are not only suitable for the big end of town. With some assistance from a great HR Advisor (CIRCLE HR of course) you can design a program that is engaging, skill focused and an employment contract that helps you to keep your junior with your organisation after graduation.
No one can beat a homegrown talent, who has been developed and trained your way!
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