Facility managers and senior facilities managers top the list of skills in demand as job vacancies rise in many areas, says recruiting expert Hays. Executives with sustainability competencies are also sought.
The hotspots of skills in demand for facilities management are among the trends revealed in the just released October-December Hays Quarterly Report.
Facility managers with a trade background are a key hotspot of demand across this market since employers look for staff who are multi-skilled.
‘Also in demand are senior facilities managers with experience in the public sector, HVAC technicians and electricians for new construction buildings as well as building upgrades.
‘Skills in sustainability, green practices and NABERS assessments are also needed. There will also be needs in reporting and technical experience in engineering hard services management,’ notes Hays.
The report points out it is not only legislative changes that are fuelling this need. The ageing of Australia’s FM industry and the skills gap with the younger generation means there is a noticeable shortage of technical and trade disciplines.
The full Hays Quarterly Report can be accessed at www.hays.com.au/report