Who says construction recruitment agencies are surplus to requirements currently?
During a conversation with the owner of a construction company in Qatar last week, it was clear that he was of the opinion that recruitment agencies were no longer for him. Although he had a job vacancy for a civil engineer and a quantity surveyor, he pointed out that he would be able to pick through the dozens of quantity surveying and civil engineering CVs that were being sent to him each month. Combined with tighter budgets, reduced profits and an influx of CVs in his inbox, there is certainly an argument for some ‘do-it-yourself’ recruitment he argued. His case against construction recruitment agencies 1. He thought that it can’t be that difficult to recruit at the moment. After all, for the first time in a long time there is no shortage of skilled people out there. 2. He could save himself a fortune in fees The case for construction recruitment agencies Quantity is not quality – whilst you might have the quantity of CVs coming through at the moment, you may well not have the quali