To develop our Recruiting Times report, we surveyed over 250 UK recruitment businesses to understand the impact of changes to the wider economy on SME recruitment businesses.

Report Summary

  • How recruiters are faring in the face of Brexit
    • How recruitment businesses have performed in 2018 
    • Their expectations for future performance
    • How they plan to invest in 2019 
  • The impact of low unemployment
    • Skills shortages by sector and role
    • Impact of candidate shortages on employers
    • Temporary or contractor roles in high demand

    • Other challenges faced by recruiters
      • The impact of forthcoming changes to IR35
      • The use of outsourcing for back-office and payroll
      • Managing cashflow and the role of funding and invoice finance

    • Other challenges faced by recruiters
      • IR35 impact
      • The use of outsourcing 
      • Funding and managing cashflow
    • Other challenges faced by recruiters
      • IR35 impact
      • The use of outsourcing 
      • Funding and managing cashflow
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Key Findings

  • 60% reported improved business performance over the past 12 months and 73% are planning future investment
  • 63% report increased demand from employers struggling to fill roles and 56% said employers are paying wages above the industry average to secure the best candidates
  • 54% are facing internal skills shortages over the next 12 months
  • 34% of recruiters wait more than 30 days for payment
  • 51% do not think the UK’s working population will be able to meet the job demands of business in the future
  • 57%  agreed that a lack of free movement with the EU will result in UK businesses being unable to fill key roles
     
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