Recruitment has become a global industry and a vast resource of skill and expertise is now sourced and recruited via recruitment businesses based in Aberdeen
This ‘export’ and global movement of skills often goes unrecognised but will be increasingly vital if Aberdeen is to remain at the heart of the skills market for oil and gas people.
Because of this I am at times frustrated when I then hear negative comments about the services offered by recruitment consultancies.
It’s not unusual to have people voice their perception of recruitment agencies being a necessary evil; are to blame for all their staffing issues; force up contractors rates; poach staff; are expensive and have no interest in retention strategies. And yet the oil and gas industry is hugely reliant on our service delivery.
By Martyn Garvie, director, Aberdeen Appointments Agency