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Millennials Are An Opportunity For The Industry – Don’t Let Cash Flow Get In The Way


Half of SMEs think that millennials – those born between 1980 and 2000 – have become so selective about what they want from an employer that the balance of power has now swung in their favour.

Research carried out by Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking found that changes in what millennials expect from a prospective employer, together with rising skills shortages in a number of different sectors, mean that 52 per cent of firms now think candidates hold most of the cards in the recruitment process.

The issue of skills shortages, compounded by the new millennial puzzle, is one challenge. Yet it feeds directly into another – the interplay between rising wages and greater dependency on agency staff.

Recent figures from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) found that while 80 per cent of firms plan to hire new permanent staff in the next three months, almost all businesses (98 per cent) expect to either maintain or increase their reliance on agency staff.



Liz Longman is the Managing Director of TEAM (The Employment Agents Movement). Liz has been involved in recruitment for over 20 years, before joining TEAM some ten years ago she headed up a region for a generalist agency.

Liz covered every sector of recruitment from supplying temporary workers, permanent placements at an Executive level and a Managed Service Contract. Liz has always been passionate about customer service and aims to offer the TEAM Membership and all associated with the network a first class service.

The TEAM network of agencies with over 500 locations and a combined turnover of over £1 billion is the largest network of independent recruitment agents in the UK. TEAM’s main ethos is to assist in the promotion and networking of business and innovations in the recruitment industry across its Membership.

TEAM also works closely with NPAworldwide helping to support its Members recruiting globally.


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