Client Services

Industry, Production and Manufacturing

Securing Key Talent for the Industrial and Manufacturing Sector

The changes occurring in this already highly competitive sector present a variety of new challenges to organizations. 

Advances in technology and innovation are accelerating. At the same time, businesses face competition from ‘traditional’ and new low-cost manufacturing countries while serving the needs of emerging markets. These developments mean that the number of firms across all sectors continue to decline and remaining firms face fewer but tougher competitors.

The graduate challenge
One primary concern is the continuing decline in the number of graduates moving into this sector. Less talent on the market means more focus on attracting potential employees. Retention of the ‘right’ employees is critical, which implies stronger focus on employee development.

Acquiring capable management
Mercuri Urval has a strong track record in the recruitment and selection of middle to senior managers in industry and manufacturing. We’re able to respond to the increasingly international role of management by using our global network and resources to find candidates all around the world.

Mercuri Urval serves a host of industrial, production and manufacturing organizations and has particular expertise in:

  • Energy
  • Chemicals
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Electrical and electronic equipment
  • Machinery, pulp and paper and print
  • Automotive sectors

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