Ok, so we all know the landscape has changed. Figures show that up to 50% of headcount in the Australian recruitment industry was shed during the downturn.
The vast majority were middle management, account managers, resourcers and under performing consultants. Consultancies who lost staff via redundancies and natural attrition on the whole didn’t replace them, meaning existing staff bore the extra burden.
Well…. Things have changed. Almost without exeception consultancies are hiring again. The war for talent within the recruitment industry has never been more fierce. Coupled with this consultancies are being very clear about what they expect from recruitment consultants. So. What do consultancies expect?
- Proven history of billings
- Established networks
- True End-to-End focus
If you have the above your currency in today’s recruitment environment is very high. The great thing is consultancies are willing to put together enticing packages to source the best staff.
If you want to know what opportunities are currently out there, what your current value in the market is, or who are the real employers of choice in the commercial recruitment industry please leave a comment, or call me 0414 341 843