“The market is booming” according to The Recruitment & Employment Confederation’s (REC) latest Good Recruitment Campaign findings on the state of recruitment in the Marketing, Media, Comms and Creative industries with members reporting their best ever quarter after clients are returning to agencies after years of insourcing.
The major challenge, as in other key sectors, is a shortage of quality candidates to manage the expectations of clients in terms of timescale for discovering staff with the appropriate skill sets for specialist expertise within the industry.
REC reported that members were working with in-house recruitment teams, as well as with HR and procurement departments, with the aim of enhancing the way that employers work with their recruitment providers and promote the ‘holy grail’ of a genuine partnership approach. A number of members were already planning to host client events around the Good Recruitment Campaign, in order to engage employers in a debate around what good recruitment looks like, while underlining the added value that specialist recruiters can provide in priority areas such as talent acquisition, boosting diversity and embedding flexible working practices.
You can read REC’s Director of Policy and Professional Services, Tom Hadley’s, full article here