Today Chemical Careers has published an article exploring the various challenges chemical employers face as the economy continues to improve and grow.
Following six years of recession businesses across the UK are now feeling the benefits of not only a stabilized economy, but one that is predicted to grow in 2015 by 2.3%. Along with a number of new incentive schemes to encourage investment in R&D, the chemical, scientific and engineering sectors should see even greater progress.
However, whilst this heightened level of confidence and investment indicates a brighter future; there is a direct impact on the demand for highly skilled staff to support the expected growth. Victoria Walker, Team Leader at CK Science has said “Companies are aggressively pursuing new business globally and they are creating additional positions for commercial sales chemists amongst other new technical roles. These organisations are particularly interested in those candidates with language skills to match their technical and commercial skills.” With the number of vacancies increasing by 15% already within the CK Groups recruitment divisions, do we have the candidates with the right skills to fill these new roles?
This article continues to explore this issue, and how businesses can proactively avoid a candidate shortage.