UK Recruitment market report
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Providing the most comprehensive and up-to-date information and analysis of the Recruitment market, and the behaviours, preferences and habits of the consumer.
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Covered in this report
The recruitment industry consists of firms, agencies, consultants, and a range of online services, placing both permanent and temporary employees into work. Overall, recruiters refer to third-party organisations that aim to match appropriate employees with employers.These recruiters typically operate from specific skills-based, general skills-based, and specialist agents.The definition of e-recruitment is any recruitment activity in which the main method of correspondence and communication is over the internet.
- Adecco UK
- Hays Plc
- Impellam Group UK
- Page Group
- Reed Learning
- Reed Specialist Recruitment
- Robert Walters
- Blue collar
- Computing and IT
- Human resources
What you need to know
The recruitment market maintained impressive value growth in the past year. Despite fears that Brexittied uncertainty could trigger drawbacks in hiring, the market has remained busy, whilst unemployment is the lowest it has been for more than 40 years. Moreover, the industry has found new avenues for growth, particularly within the temporary recruitment sector, as more companies favour flexible means of employment.
However, the market remains marked by the UK’s widening skills shortage, which continues to constrain potential growth by limiting supply to the market. Looking forward, this issue is set to be exacerbated by Brexit, and any changes to the free movement of EU workers resulting from negotiations. Nonetheless, Mintel expects the recruitment market continue to grow in the coming years, though growth is expected to remain subdued relative to previous years, a further reflection of the UK’s air of uncertainty.
Expert analysis from a specialist in the field
Written by Marco Amasanti, a leading analyst in the B2B sector, his extensive knowledge delivers in-depth commentary and analysis to highlight current trends and add expert context to the numbers.
The recruitment market continued to defy expectations in the past year, overcoming fears of a potential drawback in hiring to further its period of growth. This ongoing air of uncertainty, and the hesitancy introduced, continues to shape activity in the market, primarily through the surging popularity of temporary recruitment. The flexibility offered by this sector continues to make it compatible with fluent workplace dynamics.
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