Year to date CareerWise Recruitment have seen job vacancies grow by 34%. Confidence in the Irish market is still very strong. Salaries are increasing and income tax is decreasing (October Budget 2015) for the people working in the Irish economy.
These salary increases are supported by the recent IBEC Employer Survey in October which reported; 71% of companies in Ireland to award pay rise next year.
A major contributor to this growth is the continued success of the Foreign Direct Investment companies and the Irish indigenous companies. All signs show that this growth pattern will continue into 2016 and beyond.
The spread of these vacancies are mainly within Quality, Manufacturing, Chemical, Process, NPI, Automation and Validation. This job growth is impressive, demand is high and is creating a candidate driven market. However, on a negative point the consistent demand for graduates with GMP experience has created a shortage of personnel.
So where are we seeing these shortages?
The recent IBEC Employer Survey aslo highlights that:
For hiring companies it has become a competitive market place where companies are competing for talent. The challenge now for companies is to be cost effective within the recruitment process. They need to be creative in hiring, efficient and provide a suitable total benefits package which is not just based on salary alone.
What can be done?
Joe Robbins is co-founder of CareerWise Recruitment. A graduate of the University of Limerick (Degree in Business Studies, 1985), Joe worked in the UK for five years where he specialised in materials management, production management and plant management for a number of companies.
He returned to Ireland in 1992 to become Operations Manager for a Cork-based start-up, FMC Automotive Division which was subsequently taken over by Snap-on Equipment. Joe managed the business re-location of this company to Shannon in 1997 before setting up CareerWise Recruitment in 1999.
He is a committee member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Mid-West region, and a former Director and Vice President of the Shannon Chamber of Commerce. Joe is former Chairperson of the Sixmilebridge Camogie Club and current Chairperson of the Clare County Camogie Board.
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