Recruiters from Yacht know that demand for new employees in manufacturing is higher than supply. “Companies need technically trained staff. We often see that candidates with whom we speak have more than three job offers to choose from.”
At Alten they also recognise this. “We have a shortage of engineers, they are just hard to find.” Tessa Lips says. She is recruiter at Alten and she tells her audience about the company. “Of course we do this partly because of our branding, but we really have jobs openings. So when we talk to candidates and they report back, they can certainly expect a call from us.”
For Aquantia this is the same; suitable staff is not up for grabs. The company is located on the High Tech Campus and is engaged in the development of chips in network cables. Joost Briaire is a senior engineer and tells visitors today all about his work; he hopes to meet new colleagues. “Because we make such specific and technically complex products, finding new colleagues is difficult. The whole sector is growing enormously. Because the products we make are so complex, it is difficult to hire starters. We would like to, but because the internal training takes a lot of time, this would be too much at the expense of our own work.”
Aquantia is originally from Canada and now works from five other places in the world. “Not because we grow that fast, but only to find specialised personnel. If talents don’t need to move to the other side of the world for a good job, they are more likely to come work for us.”
Woertman looks back on a successful day with more than 600 students and professionals. “The companies on the campus increasingly recognise that something like this makes sense.” NXP has found at least five interesting profiles, recruiter Edel Creevey says. But exact figures Woertman doesn’t have. “I know that the participating companies are enthusiastic, they put their company in the market, have been talking to potential candidates and have met new people. They love to come back every year.”
On to the next BoostIQ, as far as he’s concerned.
Article written by e52.nl.