Recruitment industry research

Here is a nice piece of work from Clearly PR. It highlights the health and vitality of the recruitment industry in the UK and the growing trend for growth in the sector, despite some of the most economically challenged times since the 1930s.

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Recruitment industry has grown by 55.7% over last five years

2016 saw the highest number of new recruitment agencies on record opening their doors for the first time, according to a leading PR & Marketing Communications firm for the recruitment industry.

Figures obtained by Clearly PR & Marketing Communications this week, under a Freedom of Information request from Companies House, show that 4,529 new recruitment businesses were registered between January and December 2016 – an increase of 13.7% (up from 3,984) over the same period in 2015.

In 2014, 3,037 new agencies were registered while 4,193 and 1,528 were registered in 2013 and 2012 respectively.

Since 2012, a total of 17,271 new agencies have registered with the total number of recruitment businesses registered as currently trading in the UK now standing at 26,901 – an increase of 56% over the last five years.

Commenting on these latest findings, Paul MacKenzie-Cummins, Managing Director of Clearly PR & Marketing Communications, said: “To say that the recruitment industry is performing well, is a gross understatement.

“Employer hiring and the UK economy both remain strong and this is reflected in the number of recruitment entrepreneurs wanting to capitalise on positive trading conditions and go it alone. This is clearly having an impact on the sector itself too.

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