Call to recruiters to do more
Call to recruiters to do more to secure limited permanent business
The head of permanent recruitment, Paul Mudd, at national, award winning recruitment firm SkyBlue, is calling on recruiters to do more during challenging times.
He said: With more recruiters fighting for less permanent business than ever before, its essential we offer more than just bums on seats.
Securing permanent vacancies from clients is more likely if you can demonstrate a commitment to offering more by way of a full employment service.
Knowing and being able to advise your clients on current legislation and how this might affect their business and providing a workable recruitment model to meet their diversity and equality policy, are just two areas that could set you apart from the competition and bring in business, he added.
SkyBlue is a leader in the field of diversity, having won numerous industry awards and was the first nationally operating recruitment business to secure the Recruitment & Employment Confederations (REC) Diversity Assured Status.
With a number of its senior management team also taking seats on the REC board, the business is also well positioned to offer advice to clients on all areas of recruitment practice and law.
Its these services that have ensured weve stayed in business despite the current problems within the UK employment market, adds Mr Mudd.
In spite of little sign of an up-turn in demand for permanent staff, SkyBlue placed over 200 people from across the UK in permanent positions in 2009, which it firmly attributes to these add on recruitment services.
Use this quiet period to research new markets and opportunities that would fit and benefit your business model in the long term. Be strategic and when the time is right youll be ready to move forward and with a bang, concludes Mr Mudd.
Above all, believe in your own people, train them up whilst theyre not running at full pelt and spend time understanding current and forthcoming legislation, which will ultimately set you apart from the competition.
Markets for permanent recruitment will grow.....its how you utilise this downtime that really counts!