3 Key Recruiting Trends For Consultants In 2014


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With 2013 almost over it’s that time of year when we all get out our crystal balls to predict what the future will hold for us in 2014.

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3 Key Recruiting Trends For Consultants In 2014

  1. 1. ~ 1 ~GSR2R Phone: 020 3178 8118 |Web:http://gsr2r.com Email:hello@gsr2r.com z 3 Key Recruiting Trends For Consultants In 2014 Prepared by: Cheryl Wing
  2. 2. ~ 2 ~GSR2R Phone: 020 3178 8118 |Web:http://gsr2r.com Email:hello@gsr2r.com With 2013 almost over it’s that time of year when we all get out our crystal balls to predict what the future will hold for us in 2014. As a rec to rec company many of our clients and candidates contact us for our opinion on where the recruitment market is moving and the areas that will need their attention. From our own experience talking to hundreds of recruiters this year and our market analysis these 3 key areas are ones to watch out for. 1. Accelerated growth Though we won’t all, be able to make our millions and retire to Brighton next December the market is healthy. The UK economy has improved and employment is a big contributory factor. That means that as recruitment companies we ‘should’ be able to have more placements resting on our whiteboards in the office; assuming we are ready of course to capitalise on the opportunity in front of us. If you have been a lone recruitment ranger in the past perhaps now is the time to grow your team. If you are a recruitment company dominating a particular sector maybe it is time to bring in another desk to expand your offering. The recruitment companies that grow are the ones that are primed and ready to make the most of growth trends in the market.
  3. 3. ~ 3 ~GSR2R Phone: 020 3178 8118 |Web:http://gsr2r.com Email:hello@gsr2r.com 2. The return of the professional recruitment consultant Increased numbers of vacancies also means more competition. Clients and candidates have always had the ability to pick and choose and this trend is set to increase. The last year has seen candidate driven markets increasing and with it candidates that are much more discerning about which recruitment company to work with. That is where the skills and attitude of a professional recruitment consultant will win out. Phoning when you say you will; keeping in contact, helping with preparation are now all MUST do’s that candidates expect from their recruiters. Achieving in all these areas and spending extra time filtering out the best opportunities for candidates will stand you in good stead with all concerned. Being a great recruitment consultant who runs an amazing desk means you always need to be growing. That means pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone. Making the uncomfortable calls, challenging your clients when it is in the best interests for their business. Proactively choosing to improve your skills without being told to. All these facets add up to someone who is at the top of their game.
  4. 4. ~ 4 ~GSR2R Phone: 020 3178 8118 |Web:http://gsr2r.com Email:hello@gsr2r.com 3. Social media candidate engagement The big buzz word at the moment is candidate engagement. To you and I that means having a bank of candidates that trust you as a recruiter, so much so that you will always be their first contact point should they (or their friends-hint referral opportunities) want to move. To get to that point you have to start somewhere. The classic; Know, Like, Trust process can work for recruiter’s not just marketers. The good news is that social media makes this process easier than ever and it is openly available to recruiters. Being active on social media in an engaging way and not just posting jobs works. Over time your contacts get to know you and then start to visit your website and eventually pick up the phone. Far too many recruiters are still in the Dark Age and think LinkedIn is just a job board instead of one of the best people magnets there is to draw people to you. Think through how you can take this information in 2014 and I guarantee you will be off to a flying start. Till next Time, Cheryl and the GSR2R team
  5. 5. ~ 5 ~GSR2R Phone: 020 3178 8118 |Web:http://gsr2r.com Email:hello@gsr2r.com GSR2R Your Award Winning Expert Rec to Rec Agency – With a Different Approach At GSR2R we opened the doors for business in July 2001, placing the first of thousands of Recruitment Consultants just days later. Since 2001 we’ve celebrated more than 10 years as the established Rec to Rec company recruiters go to when they are looking to move. Since GSR2R started as a Rec to Rec consultancy the recruitment industry has changed. However, one thing remains the same, which is that GSR2R provides the highest quality Rec to Rec service to our clients and candidates. We keep to our vision of providing an uncompromising service, working with the best candidates and clients the industry has to offer. Isn’t it nice to finally find a Rec to Rec company that has recognised experts in the field? Ready to take action now? We have vacancies in ALL the fastest growing sectors, call us on 020 3178 8118. At GSR2R our drive and determination to become the leading name in the Recruitment to Recruitment sector has helped us build long-standing connections with our clients and candidates. These relationships are the foundation of our business success today. Winning the Best Recruitment to Recruitment Award for Outstanding Excellence in 2007, we are told that our approach is refreshing. We operate with the same principles that we always have – to be the best at what we do and put passion into how we do it. We are proud to have helped our Trainee Recruitment Consultants throughout their careers. Many of whom we still work with as Directors of their own companies in the future. Are you ready to work with an award winning and established Rec to Rec company? Call us and speak to one of our expert Consultants now on 0203 178 8118. WHY US GSR2R? ABOUT US