A productive day at a manufacturing plant in Hexham Australia may not look quite the same as a productive day in a location in a small western town. And while the social media posts of the weekend off when you were able to drive down to to some of the smaller plants in Sydney were fun, and the work hours during the week were intense, it is often the preparation before the trip and the implementation after the trip that have the largest impact.
You are often asked what you do when you make international trips to work at new or aging sites. You attempt to explain that it can differ. From overseeing the installation of thermal cameras at new facilities in Australia to making sure that the closest plant to your home, however, the task is often pretty similar. In today’s fast paced palnt manufacturing world the risk far too common in businesses that fires and other catastrophic events that can shut down complete operations. Through the use of thermal-imaging technology, however, the state-of-the-art cameras can detect real-time temperatures of all objects in their view. When predetermined thresholds are hit, automated alarms notify both onsite and offsite monitoring personnel. In short, your task is to install the technology and implement the innovation to safeguard both people and operations at plants that are worth millions of dollars.
And while it can be difficult to understand your job to friends and family, it can be eve more of a challenge to explain your work expertise to a potential new employer. Through the use of the best outplacement consulting firms, however, you are able to create an overall list of job skills and talents that you could bring to any potential new employer.
Talent acquisition management services and other types of outplacement consulting firms can help you match, and grow, your current skills to your next career move. The fact that 2.7 million workers voluntarily left their jobs at the end of June 2015, however, is an indicator that strategic human resources offices have more to do than just find the right talent. They also need to work with outplacement consulting firms to make sure that this June 2015 example of a 25% increase compared to two years ago, does not become a common denominator at your company. Whether you are someone who is working on the installation of highly technical security and safety equipment or you are someone who is selling the latest breakthrough pharmaceuticals, it is important that you work with a recruiting firm or placement agency when you decide to make your next career move.
A recent survey by Robert Half indicated that 36% of 1,400 executives surveyed felt the leading factor to a failed hire, aside from performance issues, is a poor skills match. The second most common reason was that 30% indicated that the performance objectives were unclear.
Are you doing all that you can to make sure that your next job is exciting to explain to your friends and family, but as important, is a good match for your current skills, while at the same time providing an opportunity for growth?