A shortage of skilled workers is one of the major problems plaguing industry today. The recruitment and retention of skilled workers in the traditional blue collar industries has become a particular problem. This text aims to advise HR managers how to ensure that once a job has been filled, it will stay filled. Covering reward strategies, recruitment techniques and sources of skilled people, this text aims to ensure that the best person t only gets the job, but wants to stay doing the job.
Hilton Catt runs Skillfinders, an agency which recruits skilled workers and also offers consultancy to companies experiencing skills shortages. He has worked in the HR, training and recruitment fields for over 30 years - both for large companies and since 1988 his own business. He has written a number of books based on practical experience.