A developing industry and the effect on recruiting the best talent


March 2017

The recruitment industry has changed dramatically since I started out in the 90’s. I worked in the IT contracting market, when new technology was heightening the demand for specialist skills and the scare mongering that as we hit the year 2000, all current systems would crash! They called it Y2K and it created a buoyant market, a great time to enter the industry and build my career!

But even with clients crying out for talent to join their team, we found that we had a skill shortage and would regularly recruit from foreign markets, a challenging and costly exercise. Our clients would be fighting for talent and managing this process was a skill in itself! Counter offers were flying around everywhere, clients had a really dig deep financially and with employer of choice’ tactics!

We went through some tough times economically after this period and the tables turned, recruitment agencies were scratting around for jobs from clients and we had to be a cut above the rest, whilst this was a tough time, it taught me how to offer the best service to clients, to be relentless in sourcing good talent and this as remained my benchmark ever since, through good times and bad!

It is evident that from the recruitment markets buoyancy in 2016 that there remains a core need for recruiting specialists to find talent for companies, and to help that talent become hireable.

Most firms that we work with see recruitment agencies as advisers, their eyes and ears in the market place, their recruitment partner with a focus on attracting great candidates. As a recruitment consultant, your value proposition is the candidates that you find, or that you know of, and your overall market intelligence regarding shifting trends and pay scales as well as competitor activity.

So, what are some of the main advantages of using a recruitment agency now, or more specifically, using The Recruitment Bar?

Take a look at our partner process to see why using a recruitment partner could be beneficial for you and your company.

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