The changes occurring in this already highly competitive sector present a variety of new challenges to organisations.
Advances in technology and innovation are accelerating. At the same time, businesses face competition from 'traditional' and new low-cost manufacturing countries whilst serving the needs of emerging markets, particularly in the developing world. These tougher conditions mean the number of firms across all sectors continues to decline and remaining firms face increased competition.
The graduate challenge
One primary concern is the continuing fall in the number of graduates moving into this sector, which in turn creates a number of problems. 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 organisations and has particular expertise in:
- Electrical and electronic equipment
- Machinery, pulp and paper and print
- Automotive sectors