Business clinic: Working in partnership to attract talent

We have looked into the key recruitment trends of the last 12 months and unearthed some interesting findings.

Lynn SedgwickBy Lynn Sedgwick, Clayton Recruitment Group.

Almost five years on from the start of the recession, 2013 saw the tentative revival of the UK labour market.

This year, across the recruitment market, there has been a 12 per cent increase in the volume of permanent placements and a small increase in the need for temporary and contractor placements across all our brands

There continues to be a shortage of quality candidates with appropriate levels of skills in some sectors, such as engineering and technical skills and accountancy, and in others such as legal this is not as pronounced.

This presents new challenges for the recruitment industry to differentiate itself and attract the best talent.

There is an more awareness amongst businesses of this increased shortage and, as a smaller percentage of businesses recruit on mass, working in partnership to attract the right talent between recruitment specialist and end employer becomes more significant and important.

The Clayton Recruitment group has operated through three recessions and, despite this being the longest recession so far, we have flourished. The Clayton group operates in niche market sectors providing permanent staff to the legal, accountancy, technical, commercial , IT markets and by providing temporary staff to businesses across the North West.