Whisper it quietly but rumour has it 2012 has not been the best year for external executive search (Korn/Ferry recently announced revenues down 9.5% for Q1 compared to last year). Of course you’ll not find many who’ll admit it and plenty will say they’ve had their best year ever but what’s the reality?
Let’s start by…Continue
Currently we are seeing a surge of interest from candidates seeking an opportunity in-house within financial services. Crazy timing to move you might think? Well not really there’s more opportunities out there now than for years but what is happening in the market? In the first of a few blogs we are going to produce on market conditions in September we’re taking a look at banking and city markets.
So first of all who’s looking for opportunities and are their skills…Continue
Added by Andrew Mountney on September 14, 2012 at 10:50am — No Comments
So today (8th August 2012) appears to be a cheeky bad news Britain day tucked away in the maelstrom of Olympic glory but I’m not so sure. I’m not qualified to challenge the Chancellor and the Bank of England on growth forecast figures but I do have a strong view on recruitment metrics and in particular what a recruitment consultancy’s view of the market really means for general employment! So here’s the headline REC/KPMG’s monthly jobs report points to a softening of the…Continue
Added by Andrew Mountney on September 14, 2012 at 10:49am — No Comments
Recruitment Consultants and In-house Recruiting… You may not like what you read
I’ve been pondering this blog for some time, mainly because I want to encourage people to consider the transition in-house from agency, because it is the future, but also because I don’t like to focus on negative issues particularly in the public domain. I’m swayed to write it for a number of reasons:
Added by Andrew Mountney on September 14, 2012 at 10:48am — No Comments
I know I’ve blogged about it before but again as we face a surge in candidates registering from agency looking to move in-house it’s worth looking at the group’s skills and motivations. Much of what I wrote last year about the transition still stands for the candidate pool and for potential hirers and the agency sector itself. The motivations of this experienced group of recruitment consultants is well worth taking a look at right now. Why? Well there are long-term ramifications for…Continue
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