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The bigger picture

The bigger picture

Posted on 16 September 2020 by Claire Summerfield

As a candidate, when the market is tough and the future unknown it is difficult to see beyond the 100+ applications you’ve already submitted, the rejections you’ve had and the daily news of more redundancies. Is it you?

As a business leader, when you’re making hard decisions on the future of your teams, are you the only business this is happening to? Are you making the right decisions?

We speak to people within and leaders of our industry week in, week out. We talk to our wider networks in other disciplines, Non-Execs, investors and industry bodies. We get to see a bigger picture.

Whilst there are never enough hours in the day (we’d love to be able to talk to and meet even more of you) these conversations help us build relationships, provide an opportunity for us to listen and support you but they also give us an over-arching view of what is going on in the market.

This is a fortunate position to be in.

We get to see the cautious confidence that is returning to the market and the opportunities for candidates and businesses that are on the horizon. We hear of the innovation, the ambition and the hard work that is happening to get the industry we all love back up and running. We also get to congratulate the candidates who’ve submitted hundreds of applications and are now excitedly planning their first day in a new job.

The job market is improving week on week. Roles being recruited directly are increasing, freelance budgets are coming back, new teams are being created in businesses who are innovating and roles are gradually moving back out to recruiters. Recruitment businesses are bringing the majority of their teams back and many are looking for new hires… a great indicator of the growing confidence in the jobs market.

It’s still undeniably tough going in the market and there will undoubtedly still be challenges ahead but the outlook is improving. If you need to find a new job or hire your next star we’re here to help and will do everything we can to support you. We’ll also give you the bigger picture. A realistic overview of the market and a reassurance that challenging times pass and great opportunities will be ahead.

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