The manufacturing and technology sector in Scotland could be about to undergo a resurgence similar to Silicone Glen
I am asked on a daily basis 'what are the biggest challenges facing the food and drink industry today?'. Whilst appreciating there are many challenges facing the industry, these can vary across the different sectors within the food and drink manufacturing sector. The constant, is ‘people and skills’.
Returning to Edinburgh from the Offshore Europe conference event in Aberdeen a few weeks ago, I was encourage to note a mood of “cautiously optimistic” permeating throughout the halls of the AECC for the future of the oil and gas sector.
Like many other markets it seems the days of a traditional HR function are numbered. The disruption that has altered the face of many other industries is starting to impact on the world of HR. Here, Sarah Brown, Principal Consultant at Eden Scott takes a closer look at future of HR and the changes we can expect to see.
The Times They Are A Changin’… So sang world weary troubadour Bob Dylan. Was he singing about jobs in Aberdeen? Given that he wrote the song in New York’s Greenwich Village in 1964, probably not.
In 2011, as the country dragged itself out from the doldrums of of the 2008 recession I had the good fortune to be at a lunch with the, now former, Chief Executive of a well-known UK children’s charity. He was explaining to me the oxymoronic situation charities find themselves in when the economy hits the skids. So now as we creep (and I say that in very quiet terms with no discussion of green shoots) from the jaws of recession, where does this leave the third sector?
Many of us in the recruitment industry have been watching the latest developments in relation to the “gig economy” with great interest as it adds to an ever-changing landscape in both workers’ rights and employer responsibilities.
It is fair to say there was a muted response from business to the Chancellor, Philip Hammond’s, last spring time budget. We are always keen to hear what this means in terms of the labour market and how it will affect employment across the country.
The tumultuous events of 2016 have certainly thrown up some challenges that Human Resources departments will have to face up to in coming year. We take a look at how the industry might tackle them.
Eden Scott Aberdeen have moved to new offices in the heart of the city. Following our recent recruitment drive in the area, the business has continued to build and the new office space is the next step in our development.