Data from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies, APSCo, has indicated that professional recruitment leaders remain assured that their businesses will grow over the next year.
Such was the conclusion of a survey carried out as part of APSCo’s Growing Together campaign, an initiative to support growth and drive success across the professional recruitment sector over the next 12 months.
The survey was commissioned to help APSCo understand the issues and barriers associated with growth in the recruitment sector in 2017. Here are some of the most insightful findings:
Predictably, it was clear from the survey data that Britain’s leaving the EU is at the top of recruiters’ minds.
Accordingly to APSCo’s Chief Executive Ann Swain: “It is unsurprising that the impact of Brexit is being felt by the professional recruitment sector. However, it is encouraging that business leaders are pre-empting possible consequences so that they can flex and adapt in response.”
She continued, “We may well see a drop in permanent vacancies, and a subsequent uptick in contract roles, but professional recruiters are nothing if not resilient and the most successful businesses continually respond to market demand.”
The Association of Professional Staffing Companies is a trade body dedicated to representing the interests of the UK Professional Staffing industry. Through recognising, supporting and promoting excellence within the Professional Recruitment market, APSCo provides client organisations, candidates and government with a recognised stamp of quality assurance.
Liquid Friday is proud to be an APSCo affiliate, working with APSCo members to provide compliant efficient payment services to help them meet their needs and concentrate on growing their business.