The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has launched a ‘manifesto for jobs’, a campaign intended to encourage the next government to create the best jobs market in the world. As the REC note, almost 31 million people (30.7m) are currently in employment in the UK, the most since records began. Last year the recruitment industry was responsible for placing over 630,000 people into new permanent roles and for ensuring that over 1.1 million people were on temporary or contract placements on any given day. The REC is now calling on recruiters to contact their local politicians to showcase the industry’s positive contribution to the economy.http://www.theglobalrecruiter.com/news/rec-move-to-influence-next-governments-take-on-job-market/5740
Data from APSCo has found growth in the professional staffing market continuing to climb across all of the trade association’s core sector groups. Permanent vacancies across finance and accounting, IT, engineering and media and marketing are all up year-on-year (17 per cent, 28 per cent, 50 per cent and 19 per cent respectively). This is in keeping with the Chancellor’s announcement that a million new jobs have been created over the past year – significantly higher than the 265,000 estimated by the Office for Budget Responsibility.
“As we approach the end of what has been an incredibly buoyant year for the professional staffing market, it seems clear to me that there is just one real challenge ahead,” said Ann Swain, Chief Executive of APSCo, “and that is the very real harm that talent shortages could do to organisations. It is not a new phenomenon – several sectors are already contending with a people crisis and unless businesses reassess their talent attraction strategies soon future growth could be scuppered. And at a time when the generalist recruiter is being replaced by ‘multi niche consultancies’, employers will do well to build solid relationships with these players that not only have access to global talent pools, but can also source the hard to fill vacancies in house teams simply can’t do.” http://www.theglobalrecruiter.com/news/professional-staffing-market-continues-to-climb-according-to-apsco-market-data/5735
Understanding Recruitment has focused heavily on building it's Corporate Solutions team, providing Managed Service Solutions and has continued to grow it's internal specialists across .NET, Java, Open Source, Web & Mobile to help provide its clients access too unique talent as well as providing their candidates a recruitment expert they can trust to help manage their careers.
This is all linked back to our Understanding Excellence strategy which is built around providing excellent customer service using the unforgiving Net Promoter Strategy http://www.understandingrecruitment.co.uk/what-is-nps.cms.asp.
We have published our continued growth of our Service Delivery scores over the course of year which is a model that is now understood, established and fundamental for the success of our business. Our vision continues to grow and is a leading Customer Excellence strategy within the UK Recruitment Industry. "But we are not content with that and you will see Understanding taking even larger steps as we enter 2015 " says Dale Swords, Director of Understanding Recruitment.
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