Continued growth for specialist recruitment in 2016

Continued growth for specialist recruitment in 2016

With the end of January now upon us and the multitude of predictions now published, 2016 is already shaping up to bring confidence into the financial recruitment market.

The latest Jobs Outlook Survey issued by the Recruitment Employment Confederation, reveals that for the third consecutive month, 99% of businesses intend to maintain or increase their use of contract and temp workers over the next three months.

This only builds on a recent report published that suggests over half of workers will look for another job in 2016, with a fifth of workers already searching.

And the good news start to the year keeps on coming with the CIPD having to revise the Office of Budget Responsibility’s Autumn Statement forecast up by 100,000, suggested that in 2016 half a million jobs will be created.

Says Kelly Reynolds of Charles McKenzie Associates: “It’s natural at the beginning of the year to feel inundated with plenty of trends and prediction articles. What’s so refreshing in 2016, is the positivity prevailing as companies continue to believe in all the signs showing economic recovery.

“We have also noticed the demand from our clients for agency workers has changed, with an increased call for short-term access to key strategic skills as being a driving consideration. This is particularly prevalent in finance as a core service to any business, and increasingly we are being selected as the recruitment partner of choice due to our specialism in the area.’

The Latest Jobs Outlook Survey also suggested a noticeable trend in recent years is the rise in location, specialism and size of an agency in choosing which one to use, sitting just below price and quality of staff as the motivations behind choosing which one to partner.