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 disruption that has impacted many other industries now has a grip on the banking sector as many start-ups emerge in what is known as "Fintech". But if you've worked in financial services before, or have skills such as software development or digital marketing, you might be wondering "What is Fintech?" and would I like to work in this sector?
I’m sure you’re all familiar with the concept of business networking events. We’ve all attended or hosted events under the pretence that they will be a successful business tool. But in many cases it just doesn’t work out that way.
We have welcomed three young people into our graduate programme as Eden Scott start to establish our own brand of recruitment professionals built on trust, respect, innovation, integrity and innovation. It takes a special type of person to cut it with Eden Scott and we want to ensure we are leading the way in producing a new breed of recruitment professionals.
We had a great night on 13th July in our brand spanking new offices in Chapel Street. It was definitely time we let our clients, new and old see the new abode and make them familiar with the office.
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.