- The Big 5 Construct Nigeria
28 Nov 2018 | 12:55 - 13:40 | Panel Discussion: How can non-technical professions contribute to the success of the construction industry?
Marcus Taylor, Managing Partner of Dubai-based Taylor Sterling.
Taylor has been in the UAE for over 12 years. With over 13 years of experience in the recruitment industry, Taylor has seen many changes in the construction and engineering sectors. While recruitment practices in the region have been criticised for being profit-driven, Taylor has maintained high standards and leads the way in ethical best practice.
Taylor places an emphasis on ensuring placements are a strong match for candidates and employers. He is committed to finding people careers rather than simply placing them in short-term roles. Taylor has enjoyed long relationships with many companies in the UAE, with the majority of his clients returning long after the first placement. These relationships are the result of Taylor’s attentiveness to clients and his ability to decipher what a team needs to grow successfully. Taylor has also established a reputation in the market for delivering on his core values: integrity, accountability and transparency.
Taylor writes a weekly column for Construction Week in which he discusses trends in recruitment and the wider construction and engineering industries. Taylor has provided insights into securing the best talent, retaining quality employees and best employment practices. He is also becoming more involved in Saudi Arabia and is particularly passionate about providing solutions to the Kingdom’s talent gap and resourcing projects in order to meet ambitious growth goals. Taylor has also interviewed respected industry professionals for Construction Week, exploring their views on market trends and challenges.
Taylor strongly believes that a business’s people are critical to the success of projects, and that recruiters and HR Departments play a pivotal role in ensuring companies have access to the best talent.
Links to some of Taylor’s Construction Week articles are below: