Feb 10, 2017

The recession is over… long live the recovery!

According to Select Appointments, one of the UK’s leading staffing companies and recruitment franchisors, we can now say this with the upmost confidence as the UK’s economy continues to flourish after the downturn of recent years.

As confidence floods back, demand for recruitment services has sky rocketed with skilled workers in particular being highly sought after. In its latest Report on Jobs, the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), found that almost three quarters of UK employers believe economic conditions are improving and that 86% of hirers plan to add permanent headcount over the next quarter. 79% plan to do so in the medium term, while eight in ten hirers are using agency workers to gain short-term access to key strategic skills.

The REC also found that confidence in UK recruitment remains high. It says recruitment agencies had a net satisfaction rating of 93% in July 2015 illustrating just how well they are performing amidst the pressure of heightened demand. In addition, the REC reported that 89% of hirers are satisfied with the quality of candidates being presented.

“The UK jobs market is currently booming and confidence in UK recruitment agencies is also extremely high, so all in all it could not be a better time to invest in a recruitment franchise,” explains Suzie McCafferty, managing director of Select Appointments.

“A good franchise in the hands of the right franchisee can produce incredible results. It offers people the opportunity to run their own business with an inbuilt recipe for success and a support team to train and guide them all the way. All the joys and freedoms of business ownership with dramatically reduced risk.  Around 80% of new independent businesses fail within the first couple of years, whereas with a franchise more than 90% are still profitable and going strong after five!

“Select currently has 36 successful franchises throughout the UK with exciting development plans to increase this number to 100 over the next five years. Investing in a Select Recruitment Franchise is an exciting, low-risk business opportunity to grow a successful recruitment business which can deliver a great return on investment and puts you in control of your work-life balance. Successful franchisees come from many different career paths such as corporate finance, banking, human resources, sales, marketing and of course recruitment to name just a few.”

McCafferty adds: “Select Appointments is currently looking for ambitious individuals to join them as franchise partners with opportunities available throughout the UK. If this sounds of interest please get in touch, it really is a very good time to consider a career in recruitment.”