According to a recent analysis by StepStone, the number of vacancies in the construction sector in Belgium continues to increase. The job-site also examined the top five most-requested construction jobs over the past two years. In order to ensure a better match between employers and employees, StepStone has been selected as the official HR partner for the sixtieth edition of BATIBOUW to be held in February 2019.
High demand for project managers, foremen and electricians
StepStone analysed the advertisements for all Belgian online job sites over the past two years. They examined the advertisements of the 20 construction companies which most frequently publish job advertisements. From the 8,948 job postings examined, the following profiles emerged as the most in demand:
Almost a third of the advertisements examined requested one of these five profiles. It is not entirely surprising that companies are looking for skilled employees who possess either managerial qualities or technical knowledge. Moreover, the top five remained stable over the past two years.
Demand for workers in the construction sector continues to increase
In general, the job-site also notes that the number of advertisements posted by the construction sector is also increasing. This is what transpired from a second analysis carried out by StepStone based on data from all Belgian job websites via the aggregation tool Index. When comparing the first three quarters of 2017 and 2018, we see a 14% growth in job advertisements. For the same period throughout 2017-2018, there was also an increase of 7% in the number of companies in the construction sector posting advertisements.
StepStone as official HR partner for BATIBOUW
To address this need and to connect employers with employees, StepStone has been selected as the official HR partner for BATIBOUW in 2019. Expect, among other things, a true “Jobwall” on which vacancies from the construction sector are displayed, as well as a specific Jobday at BATIBOUW.
Meet StepStone at BATIBOUW 2019 from Thursday 21 February through Sunday 3 March at Brussels Expo. Save the date & practical information can be found on the official website.