Recruitment: The First Steps on the Road to Recovery
The Recruitment industry is almost unique in that it can herald the first indicators of a growing or a struggling economy. It forms a thermostat on the wall of the world indicating which areas are hot and which are not. At the moment, all indications are that we are beginning on the road to recovery.
Outside the context of the last 12 months, recruiters have been an integral driving force behind the world’s productivity. As a result, recruiters are going to play a huge role in revving up business recovery across all sectors and regions.
Here are some headline statistics from a recent paper released by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC):
- £29 Billion: This is the value in annual tax revenues that the jobs matched by the recruitment industry supports.
- £7.7 Billion: By improving the quality of matching, the UK recruitment industry is increasing UK productivity by a whopping £7.7 billion.
- 21 Seconds: Every 21 seconds someone finds a permanent role through a recruitment agency
- 280,000 people: The number of people that use temporary work through an agency to support their families every year
- 300,000 people: The number of people who leave unemployment for a permanent role with the help of a recruitment agency
- £86 Billion: The gross value that the recruitment industry supports across the economy
Recruiters and recruitment agencies often face a lot of criticism – you only have to Google ‘Why does everyone hate recruiters’ to see the 1,390,000,000 results. At Select, we work tirelessly to change this perception (check out our Google reviews to see what people think about us). We want to prove that the recruitment industry as a whole harnesses so much good, placing over a million workers a year in companies across the UK.
Hiring the Experts
The UK’s economy experienced a record annual slump in 2020, shrinking by 9.9%. With the release of some lockdown restrictions, the UK can begin to significantly gain ground on its recovery. Like many other industries, the recruitment sector has been negatively impacted by COVID-19, but the wider changes in flexible work and diversity that have occurred in the past 12 months will only increase the importance of good recruitment for future recovery.
When asked ‘Which of the following factors do you think are most important to your success as a company?’ respondents to the REC research voted the quality of staff and recruitment as their second most important asset. This only narrowly fell behind the quality of their main product or service. So why compromise on your recruitment?
Only 52% of Britons think that companies in the UK do a good job at recruiting efficiently. Whereas, partnering with recruiters is proven to not only accelerate the hiring process, but 63% of businesses also stated that working with a recruiter had helped them increase the diversity of new recruits.
We can wrap all that up in a powerful statistic:
The costs of lost productivity can be 5 times more than the average cost of using a recruiter
One of the main fears about outsourcing your recruitment is often cost, but if you are trying to hire in tandem with doing your own role, your recruitment is going to take a back seat. Therefore, lengthening the recruitment process and losing you precious productivity. This is where recruitment specialists are going to aid dramatically in the recovery of the UK economy.
The Road Ahead Calls for the Best
At Select, we are proactive recruiters. We have spent the last 12 months, investing in the best technologies, the best training and the best people in the industry. We are fully prepared to help your business, or your career get a running start. Whether you need to find a new job, looking to expand your existing team or even looking to form a whole new team, we are here for you and we can offer you the very best in 21st Century Recruitment services.
From Video Interviewing technology to the very best in sourcing techniques, we have the solution to suit everyone. If you would like to know more, please get in touch with us on 01603 615511 or email email@example.com.
“Caroline and her team took the time to listen to and fully understand our requirements. They demonstrated their understanding by presenting us with a short list of candidates all of whom could have filled the post. Thoroughly recommended for their fantastic service, thank you.”
Select Client – Google Review – Select Appointments St Albans
Second to None
“I have worked with and for ‘Select Appointments’ since Aug 1st 2017. I have nothing but absolute praise for the care and attention I have received whilst working under their ‘umbrella’. The interaction and provision of work, remuneration and holiday entitlement is in my opinion second to none, I would certainly recommend the agency to anyone with full and utmost confidence.”
Select Candidate – Google Review – Select Appointments Norwich
Best agency in Cambridge
“Select Cambridge is an excellent agency specialised in offering jobs in the Hospitality sector. The quantity and quality offered make it the best agency in Cambridge. Personally, I have had the opportunity to work with […] an excellent consultant, attentive to the details and needs of her employees. I highly recommend it for those who are considering joining this sector.”
Select Candidate – Google Review – Select Hospitality Cambridge
They Invest the Time
“I have worked with the Select team on both assisting me recruit as a customer and more recently as a candidate. Having first worked with Select on a couple of recruitment projects with great success she was my first call when I needed assistance with my own career move.
For me the difference with Select is that they invest the time to understand your requirements both as a business customer and as a candidate and match you to the right people or positions. Unlike a lot of Recruitment companies the communication is strong from the Select team with regular updates and you never feel like just another candidate in a drawer. Dedication, passion, professionalism and commitment are the qualities that set them apart from the rest and I cannot rate the Select team more highly.”
Select Client & Candidate – Google Review – Select Appointments Lowestoft
Very Supportive Team
“I worked with the very supportive team from Select. He rang just before every appointment I had with my new employers to offer advice and support. He was also on the end of the phone when I asked for advice about my current position. Needless to say, I was offered the job I was recruited for and had a very good experience with Select.”
Select Candidate – Google Review – Select Hospitality Peterborough
Able to Get Results
“Select have been absolutely amazing from the get go. I haven’t had any problems with finding a job, pay or communication. The team found me a new job within 1 week and another job after the contract ended on that one.
I would heavily recommend this company as not only are the staff so friendly, they are able to get the results that you want from employment. After years of working with other agencies and having many problems, Select come out on top and will be using them in the future. I found an amazing job and was so sad to leave it as I have continued my journey at university.”
Select Candidate – Google Review – Select Appointments Chelmsford
Lovely Agency to Temp With
“Lovely agency to Temp with. Always there for advice and respond quickly to any queries I have had over the last couple of months. I would like to thank the team for the incredible service they have provided me, very professional and they really care about their work.”
Select Candidate – Google Review – Select Appointments Oxford
Cannot Recommend Them Enough
“Select Appointments are an AMAZING agency!
My consultant believed in me and saw my strengths. He gave me back my work confidence then found me my dream job. Nothing is too much trouble. The team are with you every step of the way ensuring that you are well prepared. I cannot recommend Select highly enough.”
Select Candidate – Google Review – Select Appointments Northampton
“Probably the very first agency that provided amazing customer experience to me. Staff are very professional and friendly to the point where they have managed to find something that suits me in the first 30 minutes of walking in for the first time. Paperwork isn’t as burdensome as in other recruitment agencies which is a big plus. I got an impression of genuine care from them due to the fact that they were always in contact with me and whenever I had an enquiry they responded asap.”
Select Candidate – Google Review – Select Appointments Lincoln
Dedication is Abundantly Clear
“I am an IT Engineer specialising in Apple systems. Over the course of 1 year I entertained many recruiters claiming their understanding and ability in finding a position that suited my expertise.
Chris Lo is the 1st (& only) recruiter in my experience that not only dedicated & understood my goals, but also had the technical education to fully understand my abilities and provide appropriate prospects. This lead to my current position with a company & group of people I want to stay with indefinitely.
Chris’s dedication is abundantly clear; extremely communicative and driven nature, exemplifies his passion and character.”
Select Candidate – Google Review – Select Appointments Croydon