13 / Mar / 2017

Why are Recruitment Company Growth Rates so Poor?

There are a number of recruiters that will instantly say that this statement does not apply to them, they are achieving excellent growth rates. I understand that and I see a number of these company’s in the course of my work. However, my overriding feeling is that for an industry dominated by agile SMEs, achieving … read more

27 / Feb / 2017

The practicalities of recruitment compliance. Some questions answered…

On Wednesday 22nd February we were joined by Natalie Le Fleur, one of the industry’s leading compliance experts. Natalie spoke about the ins-and-outs of recruitment compliance, from the basic needs to comply with current regulation, to some forward thinking for the future. A lot of ground was covered during the session and this is a … read more

08 / Feb / 2017

Elite success for RSL

Engineering recruitment specialist, Resourcing Solutions Ltd. (RSL) has found a new home at Gattaca Plc, the engineering and technology recruiter, which now holds a majority stake in the company. The acquisition scored £15.0m and will enable growth for both entities, especially in Rail-related opportunities. As a veteran Elite Member since 2008, RSL is a great … read more

27 / Jan / 2017

Recruitment Consultant: Sales Professional or Marketer?

This month we’re sharing a guest post from Greet Brosens, who has recently joined the Elite Squared team.   Greet has over 20 years’ recruitment experience across Europe and the UK and specialises in growing and selling European recruitment businesses, organisational design and strategy. When I started my career in recruitment more than 20 years … read more

16 / Jan / 2017

Right to work in the UK policy and your Recruitment Agency

Elite Leaders and Elite Squared are pleased to be working in partnership with Le Fleur De Lis Consultancy, the recruitment compliance experts who had some interesting points to share! With this week marking the arrival of news from the government on key Brexit plans, one of the most anticipated moves is likely to be the … read more

25 / Oct / 2016

Elite Squared Launches: Industry veterans offer recruiters business growth through innovative support model

Elite Leaders is pleased to announce its latest business venture. The launch of a new consultancy which aims to help recruitment businesses adapt and thrive in a challenging market by combining strategic expertise with hands-on change delivery. Please read our press release below for more information. PRESS RELEASE Elite Squared is the result of a … read more

18 / Oct / 2016

BREXIT – Will it affect the Recruitment and Staffing M&A Market

JONATHAN WRIGHT IS THE MANAGING PARTNER OF ELITE CAPITAL PARTNERS. HE HAS OVER 25 RECRUITMENT SECTOR TRANSACTIONS TO HIS NAME AND LAST YEAR WAS VOTED RECRUITMENT DEAL MAKER OF THE YEAR BY ACQUISITION INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE. IN A SERIES OF BRIEF POSTS HE COMMENTS ON HIS OBSERVATIONS ON THE KEY CRITERIA THAT MAKE UP A SUCCESSFUL … read more

18 / Oct / 2016

REC Report on Jobs: Staff appointments rise again in September

Key points: Permanent placements and temp billings increase moderately Solid growth of permanent salaries but temp pay at 40-month low Slower decline in staff availability Summary: The Markit/REC Report on Jobs – published today – provides the most comprehensive guide to the UK labour market, drawing on original survey data provided by recruitment consultancies.   … read more

29 / Sep / 2016

Chairman – John O’Sullivan talks Branding in the Recruitment Industry

16 / Sep / 2016

Recruitment companies need to take brand more seriously

Why are recruitment companies generally so poor at branding? Recruitment is one of the most competitive business sectors in the UK and is still forecast to grow despite the recent Brexit vote (though REC forecasts have yet to be updated). Yet too many recruiters still do not realise the benefits of a strong and well-communicated … read more

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