Introducing the<I> Modern Building Services</I> recruitment web site

Finding and recruiting the right staff is a problem in any industry — and one that particularly besets the building-services industry with its skills shortages and skills gaps. Ultimately, of course, the long-term solution is to attract more people into the industry and to develop training programmes that are in keeping with the needs of both employers and their staff. These issues, and others, are discussed in a special feature ‘Filling the vacancies’ in this issue of Modern Building Services. But even with numbers of trained and qualified staff that more closely match the needs of the industry, there will always be a need for people to move from one company to another. In the meantime, such movement helps maximise the use of the current skills and personnel base. It is for those reasons that Modern Building Services has developed a web-based approach to recruitment — a development that will be of significant benefit to those seeking staff and to those people looking to develop their skills. This new service is up and running, and you can access it by clicking the link 'Jobs' in the navigation bar to the left. One of the major advantages for organisations seeking to fill vacancies is the ease of use of the concept and the speed with which positions can be advertised. To find out how, just get in touch with us using the information at the bottom of the contents page in this issue. Our site is equally accessible to organisations of any size — large and small.



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Glenigan has released the June 2022 edition of its Construction Review.