The challenge of identifying and securing the managers and executives of the future in the industrial manufacturing sector is increasing. Opportunities exist, and the test is finding the right people with the capability and commitment, then bringing them aboard.

The competition to hire future talent is aggressive and the volume of newcomers into the sector is noticeably decreasing. A sad misconception is that the industrial manufacturing sector does not offer the most attractive career prospects for newcomers. A legacy of industry layoffs and worker concessions during the economic downturn has destabilised the view of this area as a safe place to pursue a career.

Campbell Reed establishes partnerships with industrial clients to support them in not just gaining swift access to “hard-to-reach” executives, but also to implement a robust talent attraction programme to secure future leaders.