Construction and engineering mergers and acquisition reached record highs 去年,该行业继续看到令人难以置信的活动今年. 这些趋势显示了建筑市场的强劲势头, but also means firms need to rethink their hiring strategies.

Merger and Acquisition Trends

2010年至2017年,每年的并购数量在390至440宗之间. 去年达成了534笔交易,这一数字令人震惊,几乎比前一年增长了27%. This is also the 有史以来最高的并购数量. 这种增长的部分原因是越来越多的婴儿潮一代退休了. Succession plans often include mergers and acquisitions. 目前买家的兴趣也很高,因为公司正寻求多样化和规模. 最活跃的建筑和工程领域是民用基础设施, energy, oil and power companies, and building.

Competitive Market

并购的增加表明了一点 the market is highly competitive right now. 公司试图让自己更有竞争力,所以他们放弃了利润较低的项目,并收购新的项目,以改善他们的整体服务. 民用基础设施公司的收购尤其多, in part, 因为寻找劳动力的压力特别具有挑战性. 公司一直在努力寻找足够多的熟练专业人士来完成他们手头的项目. 这反过来又使它们难以保持竞争力,容易被收购.

What This Means for Hiring

由于对建筑服务的需求如此之高,而人才短缺, hiring and recruiting strategies are more important than ever. 随着婴儿潮一代继续退休,你需要提高你对30岁以下专业人士的吸引力. 教育年轻的专业人士,让他们了解建筑和工程工作提供的高薪和巨大的福利,这对他们很有帮助. 它还有助于阐明职业发展的清晰路径. Meanwhile, 你需要不断地面试应聘者,并与非常成功的建筑招聘人员密切合作,以更好地了解当前错综复杂的就业市场. 这些顶尖的行业招聘人员会让你接触到很难接触到的被动候选人. More importantly, 最强的招聘者会给你最好的机会,让你竞争对手的明星员工同意你的邀请, resign with their current company, turn down their counteroffer, and start with you on the day they’re supposed to show up.

虽然2019年建筑业和工程业的并购可能比2018年要少,因为许多公司最近都参与了此类活动, 预计今年仍将是并购业务强劲的一年. 公司仍在努力使其资产多样化,使自己更具竞争力. Eventually, things will level off, 但就目前而言,该行业将经历许多变化和不确定性.

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