So an election is on its way and the recruitment industry starts to consider what it potentially means for the sector.
Here we have the thoughts of leaders within some of the recruitment governing bodies on what they hope to see both pre and post the election campaign result.
What we can say for sure is that an early opinion poll is unlikely to answer the question of who's going to be in number 10 this summer.
Prime Minister Theresa May’s news that a general election will be held in 50 days’ time came as a shock. Samantha Hurley, Operations Director @ (APSCo), labeled the news “nothing short of surprising”. She and APSCo “hope that the Government’s election campaign will act as a catalyst to firm up strategies around skills and employment post-Brexit and push UK skills and the importance of the UK professional labour market into the spotlight”. Kate Shoesmith, Head of Policy @ (REC), looked at the fiscal value of recruitment to the UK economy: “It’s been a turbulent year for politics and, by extension, the markets. So far, the labour market has held up well. “Our industry is worth £35.1billion to the economy and recruiters transform people’s lives every day. That contribution needs to be recognised and supported by whoever forms the next Government.”