According to recent figures from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), confidence in UK recruitment firms remains high. The REC found that on average recruitment agencies received a satisfaction rating of 93%, illustrating their strong performance amidst the pressure of heightened demand.
According to the report, almost three quarters of employers believe that economic conditions are improving and that 86% of hirers plan to add to their permanent workforce over the next quarter, whilst 79% plan to do so in the medium term. Eight in ten hirers said they used agencies to gain short-term access to key strategic skills.
The above figures show that for small and medium-sized recruitment agencies, there is a current potential for growth. How well they utilise this potential, depends highly on their ability to secure new business. So, how can recruitment agencies work towards winning new clients?