“I think that another important challenge that was in the pandemic and still produces effects in the collective mind has to do with the problem of labor force and staffing with people on the projects carried out. We try to address them all at the same time, becoming adaptable. Practically, within the company we have also created a culture of continuous adaptability, we try to ensure, first of all, the projects, then the cash-flow and, ahead of time, to predict the needs of the teams, the need for staff, their training, so that , every time the challenge arises, to be able to respond and fulfill our requirements on the projects we have in the works”, said Cătălin Podaru, CEO of Leviatan Design, to DCNews and DCBusiness.
Asked if Romania lacks trained people, Cătălin Podaru offered the following answer: “I think that, from the perspective of the quality of specialists, especially in our fields, architects, engineers, we have good and very good people. Also, I have great faith in the younger generations. We have young people with a great capacity to adapt and learn. We have specialists, and what’s more, those who aren’t can train very quickly.”
“Instead, what seems very important to me is that a personnel crisis exists. And here we are talking about their number for the needs we have. On the one hand, we have many specialists who have left the country over time. We are not only talking about educated specialists, but also about qualified people in certain fields who have gone abroad. We are also talking about the young generations who leave immediately after college, others leave immediately after high school. We believe that companies, institutions, and the media should welcome the young generations, because more specialists can come from here. To accurately present the reality of the working environment in Romania, especially in the field of construction. Many choose to leave without having a direct experience of the situation in the country. I only go on the negative image created in which nothing is going well in the country. They believe this without checking it and choose to leave,” said Cătălin Podaru, CEO of Leviatan Design.
“We have colleagues who worked in foreign companies, came to Romania and said that the working conditions are comparable. We have good people, good specialists”, emphasized Cătălin Podaru.
Challenges and opportunities in the field of construction. Podaru, CEO Leviatan Design, interview
What’s different now compared to the housing crisis of 2008
Cătălin Podaru, CEO of Leviatan Design, explained whether Romania could face the real estate crisis of 2008 again this year.
Cătălin Podaru said that Romania will not face a real estate crisis like the one in 2008, because entrepreneurs have adapted to this instability, generated first by the COVID-19 pandemic, then by the war in Ukraine.
“Do you think that the construction sector has stabilized enough to not find ourselves again in the situation of 2008, when we had that crisis, especially in the real estate field?” Mihai Ciobanu asked Cătălin Podaru.
“No, as a joke I think it stabilized in destabilization, but in reality I think that the adaptation to these crises, to these shocks, which came one after the other and all had an impact, if the pandemic was such a black swan, the war and all that made a flock of black swans. I think that somehow made entrepreneurs develop an ability to adapt to all this instability,” he said. More statements, HERE!
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