2013 is nearly at an end and with the jobs market picking up as the economy strengthens, the groundwork has certainly been laid for a strong 2014.
The Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s (REC) Recruitment Industry Trends survey showed that the sector is resilient and has been able to work harder in difficult times to give clients the services they want, at the right price.
The market has certainly matured too and we’ve seen large and medium-sized businesses look to consolidation, acquiring smaller operators in the process.
To survive, smaller agencies have been forced to carve out niches. However, this has made for an interesting and vibrant market.
But what does this mean for the coming year and how have the ebbs and flows of the market in 2013 set the wheels in motion for the next 12 months?