Amazing to think that it was only last summer that employers were slashing their recruitment teams.
The scale of the economic rebound has surprised most businesses with the need to hire talent a priority across most sectors. According to the latest PwC survey, business leaders cite recruiting and retaining talent as their biggest concern - and obstacle to growth.
Looking at Linkedin today, there are more vacancies listed in the UK for Talent Acquisition professionals than there are for software developers and nurses combined!
And whilst clearly not all roles are marketed via Linkedin, it's a clear indication of the demand for resourcing specialists.
No surprise then, that we're seeing so much interest in project RPO and other PeopleScout services to support overwhelmed in-house team
CBI/McKinsey research shows that pre-pandemic the world of work was changing, with nine in ten employees needing to gain new skills by 2030 to the tune of £13 billion a year. COVID has only accelerated this trend further. “Firms are currently facing a perfect storm of staff shortages worsened by rising levels of self-isolation. They’re taking immediate steps to resolve this, investing in skills and automation and strengthening inclusion. But the Government needs to play its part too on skills and immigration.