The facilities management skills currently in demand
Senior facilities managers, hospital engineers and cleaning operations managers are among the candidates in hottest demand as we welcome 2013, according to the latest Hays Quarterly Report.
The latest Hays Quarterly Report, which is out now and covers January to March 2013, shows that there are clearly pockets of shortages for specific skills. “While these skills are in hot demand, employers remain cautious about hiring candidates that appear to have moved around too often and they are also being very specific with their requirements, being more demanding about core and soft skills,” Adam Shapley, regional director of Hays Facilities Management, states.
“Employers want candidates with a proven and stable background, and some are willing to wait to find the exact match. In terms of long-term solutions some employers are interested in candidates that can take a step up to fill a role rather than have someone more senior take a step back,” he adds. But, when the right candidate is found, employers are moving fast to snap them up, Shapley notes.
According to the Hays Quarterly Report for January to March 2013, demand is highest for the following skilled professionals:
- facilities supervisors
- senior facilities managers
- project managers
- facilities managers (commercial office)
- hospital engineers, and
- cleaning operations managers.
There is a large demand from relatively new entrants to the market for senior facilities managers, cleaning operations managers and projects managers for new contract wins. Due to imminent mobilisation of a new contract and a number of current refurbishment projects in Western Australia in particular there is further demand for hospital engineers.
For the full Hays Quarterly Report, go to www.hays.com.au/report.