Blog - October 2017

  • Automotive boom in the North East? Maybe

    Posted on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 by The MSS teamNo comments

    The automotive sector across the region is enjoying something of a renaissance right now. With manufacturing outputs at their highest since 2000 and the increased reshoring of companies back to the UK (and their reinvestment with them), productivity is on the up which in turn is boosting demand for skilled workers. Our managing director, John McCullogh, was recently asked by the Newcastle ...

  • 6 top tips for new managers

    Posted on Friday, October 20, 2017 by The MSS teamcanbNo comments

    Taking on the role of a manager can come as a shock. In previous jobs the only person a new manager has been in charge of is themselves. Now their personal success is directly tied to the performance of the people under them. In addition, despite being skilled enough to warrant a promotion, very few organisations will actively offer training for new managers. Put simply, managing people is not ...

  • How will tomorrow’s leaders differ from today's?

    Posted on Friday, October 20, 2017 by The MSS teamNo comments

    Millennials are the rising generation of business leaders. Born from the early 1980s through the 1990s, these are the people who will lead and shape corporations in the coming years. But how will they differ from the leaders who have gone before?   Former Aetna CEO Ron Williams, who runs the consultancy RW2 Enterprises, teamed up with The Conference Board to produce a report on millennials’ ...

  • UK engineering contractors increase 68% in five years

    Posted on Thursday, October 19, 2017 by The MSS teamNo comments

    The engineering sector has seen an interesting phenomenon over the past five years – a huge rise in the number of contractors. Figures obtained by Nixon Williams, an accountancy provider for freelancers and contractors, show an increase from 32,911 in 2011 to 55,393 in 2016 – that’s a rise of 68.3 per cent. During the same period, the number of employees in the engineering sector increased by ...

  • What do millennials look for when searching for a job?

    Posted on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 by The MSS teamNo comments

    Millennials are shaking up the job world. With different workplace priorities than previous generations leading to a rise in job-hopping, what are millennials now looking for in a role, and how can businesses accommodate this? A recent report from Deloitte found that the top five priorities for millennial job seekers were money, security, holidays / time off, company culture and flexible ...