Positive outlook on recruitment claims vacancies website

More than a quarter of companies intend to increase their headcount next year as the economy comes out of recession, claims MyResourcer.com.

More than a quarter of companies intend to increase their headcount next year as the economy comes out of recession, claims MyResourcer.com.
Despite the latest unemployment figures which showed a rise to jobless totals of 2.5 million people for the three months to October, recruiters have a positive outlook.
Research by PricewaterhouseCoopers found that 28% of companies will increase staff in 2011, with some 15% claiming significant increases will happen in 2011.
Bradley Placks, managing director of MyResourcer.com, said a positive outlook on recruitment will drive private sector growth.
”The number of permanent roles have dramatically improved in the last few months as a direct result of the improving jobs market,” he said.
”What is also worth noting is research out this week from Orange which suggests that some 26% of small-to-medium sized businesses are also planning to hire more staff in 2011.”
This was important because the SME sector is the powerhouse of the UK economy, he claimed, and those businesses employing under 50 people make up some 80% of the UK’s GDP.
”This trend – now being borne out from survey to survey – indicates that the private sector could be turning the corner and will be well positioned before the cuts are implemented across the public sector.  For the recruitment industry this is going to be a critical time.
”There is no doubt that over the past year there have been some recruitment specialists that have done really well despite the current macro-economic climate.  Moving forward agencies need to have in place the very best people and systems to enable them to take full advantage of the increase in job vacancies.
”For some, that will mean improving the way they already operate in certain markets, improving their new business operations, finding those jobs in the first place and ensuring that they can match existing candidates to jobs.
”For others, the decline in public sector job opportunities could potentially mean that they have to identify new markets in which to operate.”





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