I was shocked to hear but not surprised, that Poland is now complaining about their skill shortages. According to Grant Thornton’s International Business Report, Polish company’s are now saying this skill shortage will effect Poland’s future growth.
Having seen first hand the number of Welders coming into the UK, not only are they filling the shortages here and the rest of the world, they have had an instrumental effect on the pay rates for UK welders, who are not willing to work close to the minimum wage as their Polish counterparts do.
Unfortunately the damage may already have been done, with less and less home grown talent here in the UK and what talent there was has now left the industry or gone working abroad.
I think we will here more on this subject, as the the World economies change and the with the shifts in labour and skills, how we react to this as a recruiter will ensure our success.