HR Guide: Attracting the Right Candidate Through Effective Job Description

Here’s how to write a job description that will attract the right candidates.

“Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.”

– Greg Anderson

Why Focus on Activities?

People are hired to perform value-adding activities. While companies have different approaches to how they hire, their goals are usually the same. Every company wants to hire high-performing people, not people who just look good on paper.

Despite this simple and obvious assumption, too many companies ignore activities and focus on things that don’t indicate performance. This happens at every stage of the hiring process. For example:

  • Many job descriptions focus on what candidates have done in the past.
  • Screening is based on candidates’ backgrounds.
  • Assessment methods often don’t simulate the tasks are performed in the role.

 

Instead, use on-the-job activities as the guide for the entire hiring process. If you follow this principle, you will hire people who perform the value-adding activities you require.

Here’s how it works.

The Job Description

“If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.”

– Lewis Carroll

Defining the role is the foundation of hiring. If you do that incorrectly, the entire hiring process will be steered in the wrong direction. The clearer you are, the higher your chances of attracting the person you want.

The problem with so many job descriptions is that they are aren’t linked closely enough to the daily activities of the job. Let’s change that.

A good job description should have three sections:

1. Start with why

“People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it.”

– Simon Sinek

This approach is entirely applicable to job descriptions. Sell candidates on your company’s vision and story. Sell them on the role and the culture. This will achieve two things. First, it is likely to increase the quality of applicants. Second, candidates will be more likely to invest in the application process and make an effort if they buy into your “why”.

Conversely, candidates who don’t relate to your vision or culture will opt out. Mission accomplished.

2. Describe the role in activities

Outline, point by point, what the successful candidate will do every day. Keep it simple and be very specific. No clichés, no jargon. Candidates need to understand how they will spend each day, what they need to achieve, who they’ll be working with and under what conditions.

This is a great way of managing expectations. By communicating to candidates what they’ll be doing in the role, you are forcing them to ask themselves whether they can do those activities well and how much they enjoy doing them. This presents another opportunity for less suitable candidates to opt out.

3. State your requirements

The previous two sections should make this part easy because you’ve set the scene. Candidates already know what your company stands for and what they’ll be doing in the role. Now you can add some more detail about the type of person you are looking for and how you expect them to approach the role.

Don’t worry about years of experience, grades in college or anything else that’s not activity-based. Bring it back to activities and use plain English.

Describe the kind of person you’re looking for by listing how you want them to approach the role. Put thing in context. Instead of “strong communicator”, write “clearly communicate customer feedback to the product team”. Instead of “flexible”, write “prepared to join calls with developers late at night when necessary”.

You should also use this section to articulate the attitude and behaviors you’d like to see. Candidates already know from the previous section what they’ll be doing on a daily basis. Now explain how.

Here are some examples of good job descriptions and a useful guide on how to write one.

Candidate Screening

“The doors of wisdom are never shut.”

– Benjamin Franklin

With a good job description and scenario-based assessment, candidate screening is simply not required. To learn more about why you don’t need to screen candidates read this.

But in short, screening is not about activities, it’s about a candidate’s background. Ruling people out based on their background is counterproductive. Instead, set candidates up for success with a savvy job description, and then assess the ones that want the job based on that description.

Don’t worry about receiving too many applications from people who aren’t qualified or ignore the job description. That is solved automatically in the assessment stage and you won’t need to lift a finger.

Scenario-based Assessment

“An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises.”

– Mae West

Your job description will attract people who want to be part of your journey, and want to do the job you advertised. That’s the theory at least.

Now it’s time to find out how it stacks up.

The assessment stage, which is the most important part of your hiring process, should be entirely based on activities. Go back to the job description and choose the most important on-the-job activities.

Create simulations of those activities so you can see how candidates perform in real-world scenarios. To learn how to write a great interview script read this.

Use automated interviews to deliver the simulations to candidates online.

Some candidates will not make the effort. Others will find the activities too challenging. Others yet will see that the activities are not aligned with their interests or passions. The most motivated and qualified candidates will prevail.

It’s easy to read a job description and apply for a job. However, when candidates are asked to perform challenging tasks, they need to be motivated and confident in their abilities. You’ll only need to view and score completed interviews and you’ll know who measures up within minutes.

Using automated interviews based on activities, you can audition candidates for the role. They will, in turn, get a chance to do the role, albeit in a small way.

The candidates who perform well in the automated interviews will have proven they can do the activities you want them to do in the role. Seeing first hand how well they perform each of those activities will help you confidently make your hiring decision.

By focusing on activities, you can create a hiring process that reflects your role and how you want it to be performed. It’s a simple and effective method to hire people who can, and want to, perform the activities you consider to be value-adding.

ABOUT THE COMPANY: Rensol Recruitment and Consulting, Inc. is the fastest growing recruitment agency in The Philippines. A career consultant that aims to go above and beyond the level of expectations of both the aspirations of the candidates and the dream team standards of employers through providing exceptional opportunities and unparalleled quality-driven recruitment services.

5 Major Reasons Why Rensol is Not Your Ordinary Recruitment Partner

High-quality talent pool; cost-effective alternative; affinity to Western Culture – there are more than a dozen reasons why foreign employers prefer to hire manpower in the Philippines.

The first; the biggest; the most well-known – conjointly, the Philippines is known to house several international recruitment agencies, big, medium and small, some are able and are all willing to support foreign principals to overcome their respective recruitment endeavors.

Forthrightly, foreign employers will find themselves sorting through all viable firms in the Philippines and this task alone can be overwhelming. Having to go through more than a dozen websites and reading about their services can have prospects mentally exhausted. Up to the point that they might even end up throwing in the towel and just settle for the safest choice but not necessarily the best-suited recruitment firm just to get it over with.

 

What set Rensol apart from other recruitment agencies?

1. Ethical Recruiters

It was previously discussed that Rensol Recruitment & Consulting is a known duty bearer for all its stakeholders and is a celebrated advocate of the “No Placement Fee” Policy. While the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) allows the recruitment industry from charging placement fees from candidates, Rensol chooses to administer a more ethical and humanitarian approach in conducting their business processes by employing the reverse, resulting in a more positive impact not only for workers but also for their partners.

They may have not started ethical recruitment in the Philippines, but they are clearly one of the more prominent and one of the most consistent front liners. Thus, influencing the Philippine recruitment industry trends to change and their recruitment peers to follow the path to a higher road.

2. Cooperative Problem Solver

“Recruitment is always a solvable problem,” Arnold Mamaclay, president of Rensol Recruitment always said.

Rensol as a renowned recruitment partner is a cooperative problem solver. Partners are protected as the kind of cooperation they provide transcends costs and the boundaries of what is stated in the contract. We are a team of good people who are oriented to solve our client’s problems.

To shoulder the weight of the problems of our clients from lack of manpower, human resource development, crisis management, and conflict regulation is not an easy job but with focus on our commitment to address our client’s pain points and to alleviate their headaches, nothing can’t be fixed.

3. Certified Migration Trainer

One of the special privileges of Rensol Recruitment that only a few recruitment agencies in the country have is their in-house Pre- Departure Orientation Seminar (PDOS). As a certified migration trainer, Rensol workers need not to go to another center to have their PDOS training, which is a requisite before they could fly to their host country.

This certifies that Rensol’s expertise is trusted enough by the POEA, the regulating body of the government on the overseas recruitment program of the country, in equipping our manpower with all things they need to know before facing various challenges while overseas.

4. Home to Industry’s Finest Experts

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Apart from upholding ethical recruitment, Rensol Recruitment takes pride that it is a powerhouse home of experts. It is a team comprised of most adept human resource professionals that have already gained years of experience in the industry.

We also have an in-house professional who is experts in key industries such as construction, oil and gas, healthcare, information technology, education, etc.

Delivering excellence is one of its pillars as the fastest-growing recruitment agency. Having said that, clients are ensured that their manpower woes are carefully and thoughtfully taken care of in good hands.

5. Efficient Partner

It’s more than just being logical, perceptive, and systematic. Efficiency in Rensol terms means that they are dedicated to delivering only the best to their partner. Analytical consultancy ensures that only the most qualified candidates are lined up for every vacancy. It also assures principals with a rigorous screening process that will lead them to hire the best candidates with the most fitting capabilities.

Rensol stays true with its timelines and deadlines as a sacred rule to follow. With the firm’s untainted record to deliver, Rensol brags an above and beyond service to what they promised to offer.

Like any undertaking, Rensol went to some of the most backbreaking struggles and grueling challenges to get to where they are now. Equipped with a commitment to integrity, honesty, and sustainability, as well as the promise of an above and beyond service, they were able to achieve both reflected and literal success becoming the fastest growing ethical recruitment agency in the Philippines.

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Like any undertaking, Rensol went to some of the most backbreaking struggles and grueling challenges to get to where they are now. Equipped with a commitment to integrity, honesty, and sustainability, as well as the promise of an above and beyond service, they were able to achieve both reflected and literal success becoming the fastest growing ethical recruitment agency in the Philippines.

ABOUT THE COMPANY: Rensol Recruitment and Consulting, Inc. is the fastest growing recruitment agency in The Philippines. A career consultant that aims to go above and beyond the level of expectations of both the aspirations of the candidates and the dream team standards of employers through providing exceptional opportunities and unparalleled quality-driven recruitment services.

Railroading Railway Construction Recruitment: An Industry Guide

The railway construction recruitment is globally booming and is growing at a rapid rate with the overlap of projects coming out from here and there. Wherever in the rail industry, demand for engineers always remains buoyant with no sign of slowing down, stimulating skills shortage to worsen in a serious note.

While overlap of potential projects signifies massive activity in the sector, opportunities and demand for resources are huge from right now until the future. The need for skilled people across the whole industry remains strong despite the low number of licensed engineers. The overlap stretches each country’s limited resources for railway manpower.

Derailing Railway Recruitment

The railway construction recruitment has always been fierce. Everybody’s hiring, and it hasn’t stopped. Medium-sized companies poach top talents from smaller firms while larger firms pick up top talents from them. The expertise of railway workers is just being shuffled within a small community.

Skills needed to be were being poached by other industries needing similar skills, making railway construction recruitment tougher for recruiters. The industry is stereotyped as an industry full of stressed, tired, and exhausted workers. Many railway workers literally walk and work even in their sleep.

The job requires long hours and a stressful work environment. Most of whom worked overnight, during the evening, weekends, and long hours. Workers spend irregular hours that makes people with the right skill turning away from this industry.

Many companies have already noticed the shortage of qualified engineers during their recruitment processes. While most of them are striving to recruit locally, hard-to-find skills push them to go globally. Overseas workers have been key contributors to the sector in preventing skill shortage to jeopardize delivery of railway infrastructure projects.

Railway Construction Recruitment

The railway industry remains to be home for a lot of engineers from various industries who were seeking shelter. There is an enormous workload that is needed to be done, and which is going to need more skilled staff.

It has a huge growth potential with top talents are always in demand for various roles to maintain and digitalize the industry. Having an electrical engineering and mechanical engineering background is an advantage among any other disciplines with transferable skills. A career in rail has been the most exciting and interesting engineering jobs any highly-skilled workers can get.

A different height of job security, travel benefits, and a lot more decent benefits was guaranteed to every worker. With this, railway engineers are expected to be multi-skilled, with a strong background in engineering and technical support from the production phase to maintenance areas.

Railway construction recruitment has been crucial with the work of recruitment professionals in navigating a quite small labor market yet an ever-evolving employment landscape. Recruiters have been fishing in the same pond. Indeed, railway recruitment is getting harder and the only solution is to improve the industry itself to attract new people into the sector.

ABOUT THE COMPANY: Rensol Recruitment and Consulting, Inc. is the fastest growing recruitment agency in The Philippines. A career consultant that aims to go above and beyond the level of expectations of both the aspirations of the candidates and the dream team standards of employers through providing exceptional opportunities and unparalleled quality-driven recruitment services.

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Staffing Solution Synergy: SNC Lavalin – Kentz Partners with Rensol Recruitment for Several Middle East Oil & Energy Projects

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The above may not mean anything to the public, but it means everything to the 500 skilled and semi-skilled Filipino workers that attended SNC Lavalin’s 4-day client interview and selection.

Rensol Recruitment and Consulting is successful in closing a deal with SNC Lavalin, a global project management company headquartered in Quebec, Canada. With giant infrastructure projects in the middle east, they are also a leading provider of comprehensive end-to-end corporate solutions. Some of which includes capital investment, consulting, design, engineering, construction, operations and maintenance. Together with their oil and gas branch, Saudi Arabian Kentz, commissioned Rensol as an official recruitment consultant for their numerous oil and gas energy projects in Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

Commitment + Perseverance = Success

It’s never really that easy to clinch a new client. It also takes real commitment and perseverance to win a partnership. Led by their President, Mr. Arnold Mamaclay, the time and effort Rensol invested in SNC Lavalin is above and beyond challenging. The principal, being the well-established company that they are, conceivably, has several dozen options to whom they will partner with in regard to their manpower needs.

What convinced SNC Lavalin to make Rensol their official consultant is more than what a regular recruitment firm can offer. It’s not just about their good reputation. Nor its about their close-knit ties with the local government. Nor is their well-experienced and strong recruitment team. It’s their heart, undying diligence to deliver and reputation as a problem solver that made the principal choose them as a recruitment partner.

The interviews and selection for Skilled and Semi-skilled positions such as Piping Foremen, Riggers II and III (TUV Certified), Piping Welders, Piping Fabricators, Pipe Fitters, Grinders, Gas Cutters, and Erectors have been concluded within the Rensol office in Quezon City.

A 2-day interview for Technical Positions such as Turnaround Planners, Turnaround Coordinators, Maintenance Planners and Schedulers happened at New World Hotel in Makati City.

Interview and Selection for Engineering and Supervisory Positions such as QC Supervisors – E&I, QC Supervisors – Mechanical & Piping, QC Supervisors – Welding, QC Inspectors – Civil & Structural, QC Inspectors – Instrumentation and many more are happening soon.

Expect bigger and better overseas professional opportunities within more upstanding industries as the fastest growing ethical and international recruitment agency reaches out and deepens its connection with more similarly ethical companies providing more quality driven professional opportunities for more aspiring Filipino workers.

ABOUT THE COMPANY: Rensol Recruitment and Consulting, Inc. is the fastest growing recruitment agency in The Philippines. A career consultant that aims to go above and beyond the level of expectations of both the aspirations of the candidates and the dream team standards of employers through providing exceptional opportunities and unparalleled quality-driven recruitment services.

When the Talent Well Has Run Dry for Oil and Gas Industry Recruitment

The oil and gas industry recruitment is in need to source 120,000 new employees globally over the next 10 years, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers research.

Along with the rise in the number of job opportunities is the shrinking on the pool of highly-skilled professionals. The Oil & Gas Global Salary Guide 2015 reveals that the skill shortage resulted from inadequate knowledge transfer to successors and too low number of new energy entrants.

Oil and gas industry recruitment is generally a candidate-driven landscape due to skills shortage and the niche expertise that is required. It’s like fishing in a small pond with a few fishes, along with a group of fishermen.

Hiring local workers is difficult for many countries as the skill set of the local workforce doesn’t match the immediate needs of many oil and gas companies.

The industry is losing the competition for talent recruitment especially with attracting millennials, Apparently, this generation sees it as dirty, difficult, dangerous, and lacking work-life balance. Current recruitment methods are failing to reach millennials, the largest portion of today’s workforce.

Industry Recruitment Agencies

Aside from targeting the young people, the industry needs a continuous pipeline of foreign workers with the required skills, experience, and work ethics. The success of an oil and gas industry recruitment campaign relies a lot on the keen choice of a manpower recruitment agency.

Oil and gas industry recruitment welcomes any people with the necessary skill and the willingness to learn, no matter what the background is. Every oil and gas recruiter know that skills can always be taught but being culture fit is another.

Workers with enough experiences in automotive, construction, engineering, and any other related industries can surely adapt to the high standards of work performance in the oil and gas industry. These industries have many workers who could possess skills that are transferable to other industries. Recruitment agencies can definitely identify these competencies from workers.

The industry can be assured that new recruits can meet the job and safety requirements. Placement agencies guarantee that every deployed worker can apply their knowledge and experiences as reflected in their degrees and certifications.

Contracting oil and gas industry recruitment agencies is the best way to handle the hiring of oil and gas talents because they screen individuals and go over their experiences and skill set in detail. They are keen in providing the requirements of the company as exactly as they need. It is more convenient for oil and gas companies to hire less-experienced workers up to recruiting senior executives with precision.

With fewer people to deal with unlike any other industries, building relationship is a must in the exercise of headhunting. Recruiters generally work with intelligent and experienced people, experts in their field across a variety of roles. Oil and gas industry recruitment is a partnership towards the realization of any oil and gas project no matter how big or small.

ABOUT THE COMPANY: Rensol Recruitment and Consulting, Inc. is the fastest growing recruitment agency in The Philippines. A career consultant that aims to go above and beyond the level of expectations of both the aspirations of the candidates and the dream team standards of employers through providing exceptional opportunities and unparalleled quality-driven recruitment services.

Australia Hospitality Boom: A Looming Recruitment Crisis?

Located in the middle of the Pacific and Indian oceans, Australia hospitality boasts of its wonderful beaches. While it booms as a tourist destination, it faces a serious recruitment crisis as a job destination.

The high number of tourists impacts the economic activity of Australia positively. The current growth even outpaced other sectors. Places like Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane leads the region with the top attraction of tourists.  Flexible hotel accommodation packages and Australian’s passion for international cuisine play a significant role in the hospitality boom.

International passenger traffic reaches record levels. Annual growth on passenger movements has been consistent at more than 5% over the past five years. Job ad growth reflects the increased business activity within the competitive market.

The Recruitment Crisis

The increase in tourist numbers contributed a lot with the rise in job ads across the hospitality and tourism sector. 123,000 extra workers are foreseen to be needed by the year 2020 for it to survive.

However, hotels and restaurants are failing to attract younger generations who are better versed in working conditions. No one in hospitality can confidently tell that they can find staff. While there is an evident demand, the staff they need are difficult to find. Hence, the supply of well-trained capable workforce is highly-critical.

Skill shortage sprouted as a major threat to Australia hospitality. Hotel, restaurant, and tourism staff are in high demand. Most jobs are full-time, and earnings are categorizable as above-average. The high demand, however, translates to below average unemployment in the sector.

Global Recruitment

19,000 more waiters, 11,700 more bar attendants/ baristas, 15,700 more café/ restaurant managers, and 2200 event organizers are projected to be needed until 2020. This increase in demand has also reflected on their salaries and incentives.

The surge of leisure travelers drives job growth in the Australia hospitality sector and tourism recruiters are expected to expand productivity solutions to provide the sector’s requirement.

Employers are being encouraged to attract the brightest hospitality talents for their establishment. The competition has been tough among industry key players with the increase in demand. With the current enhancement of food and beverage and accommodation experience, businesses are under pressure in the recruitment of hospitality talents. Australian companies must employ foreign workers because they couldn’t find sufficiently qualified Australians.

About one foreigner in 12 Australians was employed by the sector. This signifies why the Australia hospitality heavily relies on global workers. It’s never new where any flourishing dining or hotel establishment in Australia, at the very least, employ an international staff.

Like the Philippines, Australia is home to friendly citizens. So, it is not surprising that its hospitality industry is one of the busiest and most dynamic in terms of job opportunities.

ABOUT THE COMPANY: Rensol Recruitment and Consulting, Inc. is the fastest growing recruitment agency in The Philippines. A career consultant that aims to go above and beyond the level of expectations of both the aspirations of the candidates and the dream team standards of employers through providing exceptional opportunities and unparalleled quality-driven recruitment services.

New Zealand Engineering: Rebuilding the World Down Under

New Zealand engineering is desperately short of skilled professionals across all disciplines while in the middle of the largest infrastructure boom in its history brought by reconstruction efforts after the destruction of major earthquakes.

Billions of dollars have been overpouring into projects due to the two major earthquakes that have destructed most of its largest cities. Engineering firms are finding ways on how to deliver each project in a faster, safer, and cheaper way. But despite all the massive undertakings, enough engineers to man each project were found lacking.

New Zealand engineering firms have been doubling efforts to attract talents. Some of which have even hired non-Kiwi applicants. Even the smallest companies in the industry find it strange to not receive any application from a New Zealand qualified engineer in every job posting they had recently. The good news is, engineers in New Zealand need not be registered by law.

It so happens that local talents are deeply scarce due to snaffling by larger firms and overseas employment or emigration. While local engineers are going out of their own country, talents from abroad were queuing from overseas to get into New Zealand engineering.

Engineering NZ’s statistics reflected that only 7 percent of Kiwi graduates had studied engineering. This shortage eventually leads to New Zealand engineering crisis.

Engineering Recruitment Boom

Apart from the holistic lifestyle within its scenic landscapes, working Down Under also means unique and complex roles that will grow your skills and experiences. The calmness of Kiwi culture attributes a lot to the kind of living any aspiring worker will expect in New Zealand. It is affordable to live in NZ given the great quality of life it can offer.

With a maximum of 40 work hours per week, flexible work arrangements, competitive salary, New Zealand is an ideal country. With a relatively small population, the country has always been seeking workers from overseas to fill skill shortages across many industries.

New Zealand engineering has been booming in recent years. This comes along with the fast growth of the Kiwi economy and the lowest unemployment rate in the developed world.

Skill shortage has given way to the entry of skilled migrants. Engineers, carpenters, joiners and building surveyors are in high demand. These key positions play a pivotal role in shaping the country’s infrastructure landscape.

A number of roles which include civil and structural engineers, highway and transportation planners, water resource engineers, geotechnical engineers, and landfill design engineers are being recruited in various locations across the country.

Structural engineers are in demand to check the safety of existing buildings, while civil engineers will be needed to help in the massive rebuilding. Chemical engineers have remained steady and strong while petroleum engineering showed significant growth with increased activity in oil exploration.

While electrical engineers are the most abundant in the country, it is still not enough to fill in all vacancies.

ABOUT THE COMPANY: Rensol Recruitment and Consulting, Inc. is the fastest growing recruitment agency in The Philippines. A career consultant that aims to go above and beyond the level of expectations of both the aspirations of the candidates and the dream team standards of employers through providing exceptional opportunities and unparalleled quality-driven recruitment services.

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Honest Rensol workers in Russia return found wallet to Uzbek colleague

Three Rensol workers in Russia make us proud by returning a wallet to their foreign colleague with cash amounting to 40k Rubles (Php 32k) and an ATM last September 1, 2018.

Rensol Recruitment deployed Victor Adel, Jr., Michael Algones, and Norven Antenor, natives of Batangas City, as pipefitters to the Tobolsk project site of the Renaissance Heavy Industries (RHI) this year.

Their Uzbek colleague expresses appreciation to the three Filipino co-workers for returning his wallet.

The three Rensol workers were having their free time walking along the site last Saturday afternoon when they found the wallet hanging on one of the pipes they installed. They said that they immediately look for its owner to return the property.

“We have no interest whatever on the amount inside the wallet because we can earn the money with our own hard work,” one worker said.

“The person who left this wallet might need the money,” another worker said.

Arnold Mamaclay, president of Rensol Recruitment, lauds the Rensol workers for their respectful display of honesty in their workplace.

“The three Rensol workers demonstrated that the traits of honesty and trustworthiness are not lost among every Filipinos wherever they are deployed in the world. Moreover, these workers are worthy of emulation by all OFWs overseas. Such action deserves full appreciation and deep gratitude from their countrymen,” he said.

Rensol Recruitment has the largest deployment to the biggest oil and gas and construction projects in the World’s largest country. Rensol is a top supplier of manpower to RHI’s projects such as Yamal LNG Plant, Gas-To-Gasoline Project (GTG), Turkmenhimiya Ammonia and Urea Plant, Sibur Tobolskneftekhim Polypropylene Plant, Phosagro Ammonia Plant, etc.

The Tobolsk project is one of the biggest projects of RHI, Rensol’s partner in providing quality job opportunities to Filipinos bound to Russia and Turkmenistan for four years already.

This partnership provided thousands of opportunities to pipe fitters, scaffolders, welders, and riggers.

ABOUT THE COMPANY: Rensol Recruitment and Consulting, Inc. is the fastest growing recruitment agency in The Philippines. A career consultant that aims to go above and beyond the level of expectations of both the aspirations of the candidates and the dream team standards of employers through providing exceptional opportunities and unparalleled quality-driven recruitment services.

Engineering Recruitment Boom in Australia: The Persistence of Perth Construction

Perth construction shows persistent strength and confidence. Consistent construction activity propels the city upward. Like Melbourne, cranes are set to dot Perth’s skyline again.

Traditional real estate building boosts Perth as Australia’s hub of construction activity. Commercial and residential construction output is high with the erection of high-rise buildings. Moreover, town planners focus on escalating skylines as a signature of growth.

The surge of major transformations pushes the city to become a central business district. Investments of international developers boost construction of hotels, apartments, and office spaces. Development of Perth’s tallest building with 75 stories begins along with 60 skyscrapers. Indeed, livability has been emerging with the Perth construction boom.

Overseas developers propose large-scale projects as long-term investments. This sets an estimated 40 percent increase in commercial work or at least 30,000 new construction jobs. Moreover, the flourishing Perth construction market signifies the increasing need for human resources.

However, Perth construction groups express their worry on skills shortage. Apprenticeship drops for the past three years. The State also hinted concerns on its inability to fill the demand for labor as its economy improves. Industries couldn’t find suitable skills even with a spare capacity for construction talents.

The skills of job seekers don’t match what employers actually want. Thus, Perth construction companies started sponsoring visa and apprenticeship to foreign workers.

Perth is a melting pot of cultures. It is home to foreign skilled workers that comprise almost half of its population. Moreso, the influx of Filipino expats plays crucial roles in Perth construction.

With the sun shining all year long and with a salary that elevates way of living, Perth is seemingly a happy place to work at.

ABOUT THE COMPANY: Rensol Recruitment and Consulting, Inc. is the fastest growing recruitment agency in The Philippines. A career consultant that aims to go above and beyond the level of expectations of both the aspirations of the candidates and the dream team standards of employers through providing exceptional opportunities and unparalleled quality-driven recruitment services.

 

UK Oil and Gas: Man and Power

If you are a UK Oil and Gas company, what do you think would set you apart from other companies specializing in the same trade?

I recently had a conversation with two British friends based in Manchester and are both inclined with the oil and gas field. One works at Clyde Marine, a UK Oil and Gas Recruitment agency while the other works at Penspen, provider of engineering and management services for the UK Oil and Gas. Both guys are living together in Manchester, on a property that is being drilled by a different oil company.  They expressed their amazement noting that the competitor’s technical and skilled workforce, the “hole pokers” as they called them, are composed of mostly non-UK born or expatriates.

Their surprise went overboard when I shared that their peers in the industry have also assimilated the acquisition of overseas workers into their labor force. Also, UK Oil and Gas Recruitment agencies are now more open into partnering with Asian recruitment firms to find and source for additional manpower.

According to the UK Office for National Statistics, there are about 6,000 non-UK nationals employed in the country right now. About 10% of this number are working in the oil and gas industry. Within that 10% are Asian workers from India, Nepal, Vietnam, and the Philippines.

My friends recalled of a time when they barely see non-natives in their industry. British Oil and Gas professionals, like any other industry experts, are very keen and meticulous on who they permit to work in their trade. They must meet certain professional, technical, and educational benchmark before they can stand beside them. One friend told of a story where one company once contracted foreign workers for cheaper labor. They had spent a month digging down the ground and missed their mark and broke the casing causing an oil leak and it had to be sealed. Although, this type of situation is all too common for oil and gas drillers, allowing non-O&G occupational experts to work in their projects can cause more frustration and increase the cost of production.

Manchester is located northwest of London and has experienced large growth in their population. Pre-boom of the UK Oil and Gas industry, Manchester had roughly 165,000 people and since the latest UK Oil and Gas boom it has grown to roughly 600,000 people. Manchester is not unique in this experience, cities across the country are experiencing similar growth due to oil and gas, and along with that growth, comes the insurgence of new Oil and Gas Companies.  My friends from Manchester say that there’s also a growing fear for a saturated market and the lack of manpower that established companies are dealing with.

Technology. We obviously know that the United Kingdom companies with the most technologically advanced rigs will be the ones that capture the most market share. According to UBS United Kingdom, companies with modern fleet are earning higher day rates, margins, and are in greater demand because of better technology. But, technology in the O&G industry spreads across many functions including research and development, day to day operations and technical, skilled, and field work. There’s a lot of funding going into innovative companies that can help O&G companies work smarter.

Manpower. Another facet of success in the UK Oil and Gas is the availability and effectivity of its available labor force. Although the United Kingdom is home to some 9 Million people, not many of them are coming in the oil and gas trade. Since the demand is increasing, and more UK oil and gas companies are appearing, more and more workers of the technical and skilled level will be needed. Private institutions have already started looking for professionals abroad. Everyone in the industry is increasingly aware of the increasing labor gap so they have started looking outside.

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If you are a UK Oil and Gas company, what do you think would set you apart from other companies specializing in the same trade? The answer is simple. The things that would set you apart from your competitors are your aptitude for the latest technology and the abundance of well-equipped and able manpower.

Fortunately, for the UK Oil and Gas trade, multinational ethical recruitment agencies like Rensol is always on the go and ready to help. We have offices in Singapore, India, the Philippines, UAE, and USA. We have the most up-to-date information on how to conduct an ethical and effective recruitment campaign for your oil and gas manpower needs. Please connect with our Business Development Team at [email protected]rensol.com and we will be ready to sit down with you and understand your concerns and configure a recruitment plan to ensure better success.

ABOUT THE COMPANY: Rensol Recruitment and Consulting, Inc. is the fastest growing recruitment agency in The Philippines. A career consultant that aims to go above and beyond the level of expectations of both the aspirations of the candidates and the dream team standards of employers through providing exceptional opportunities and unparalleled quality-driven recruitment services.