We had a great year in 2014, placing nearly 1500 candidates in new roles!
It is our pleasure to share with you that we had a great year in 2014, placing just under 1500 candidates in new roles within companies in Dorset and Hampshire. That’s 1500 people starting new roles and developing their career. We hope each person loves their new job. We love ours - each person placed in a new role makes everyone at Rock happy. Of these placements, around 600 were in temporary positions and 900 were permanent roles. Both departments at Rock are busy throughout the year.
This matches the trend across the UK, where recruitment agencies helped over 630,000 people find a permanent job last year, and on any given day 1.15 million people were working on a temporary assignment they secured via a recruitment agency. These statistics are from the REC and they show one of the reasons why we have seen record employment, and also why unemployment has fallen at an unprecedented speed.
The REC goes on to say that “The UK’s flexible labour market is helping the UK keep more people in work than other European countries and should be better appreciated by business. Employers are waking up to the benefits of keeping their core workforces lean and then flexing when they have peaks in demand or they require specialist skills. It’s also apparent that more people choose to work as agency workers, contractors or freelancers because it fits around their other commitments.”
So, it seems that nationally, recruiters have emerged from the recession as leaner and smarter operators, which is also true of Rock. Today’s market is a challenging one, but it’s still one in which high-quality recruitment is needed.