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

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

16 / Sep / 2016

REC Scale Up Business Growth Seminar

It was a great privilege to be the keynote speaker yesterday at the REC’s Scale Up Business Growth Seminar. I always take huge satisfaction from these events and it’s a real opportunity for me to give something back to the industry I love. Yesterday was particularly special in that 44 recruitment leaders attended on what was … read more

12 / Sep / 2016

It’s all about the quality…

The Elite Leaders programme has been running for 10 years now, and what a decade it’s been. The recruitment market has gone through massive changes in that time, and the economy has been a roller coaster ride of epic proportions. Boom, Recession, Recovery, Brexit… Throughout that time, we have measured many things that can add … read more

08 / Sep / 2016

Permanent staff placements rebound in August

Key points: Permanent appointments rise for first time in three months Temp billings increase at fastest pace since May  Permanent salary growth quickens 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.   Permanent placements … read more

31 / Aug / 2016

Every figure tells a story

What are the important indicators for a recruitment business looking to create real shareholder value? Any good recruitment business will want to have a handle on its numbers. Whether it’s productivity, conversion ratios, cost of sales, headcount etc. The analysis and interpretation of the numbers tells us all we need to know about how the … read more

21 / Jul / 2016

Brookson acquires Boomerang Funding

Brookson, the specialist accountants for contractors, freelancers and small businesses, has acquired Boomerang Funding, the first of a number of acquisitions the company are looking at. The move will allow the business to broaden its range of services provided to clients while maintaining its position at the forefront of the sector. Based in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, … read more

14 / Jul / 2016

Brexit Brings Flat Growth in IT Spending For 2016

By Francis West of Westtek  U.S. IT research and advisory company Gartner has warned that IT spending in UK is set to suffer as a result of Brexit uncertainty, and the resulting loss of business confidence, and the falling value of the pound. Spend Slump The uncertainty surrounding Brexit appears to have been contagious and a … read more

08 / Jul / 2016

Permanent placements fall for first time since September 2012

Friday, 08 July 2016 Key points: Brexit concerns hit recruitment activity in June Pay growth slows further Candidate availability continues to deteriorate 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.   Drop in permanent … read more

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