The private employment industry in the UK is integral to the country's economic growth. Companies like Daniel Adams have branch offices in many of the country's fastest developing areas and are committed to finding people work while ensuring that access to the right people is made easier for employers. Employment agencies in the UK do far more than simply advertise positions. They offer career training, provide up to date market information and help with specialist knowledge of the various sectors they serve. Their staff can also help with CVs, filling out job applications and provide guidance on how to conduct an impressive interview. The best agencies interview prospective employees individually in order to guarantee clients are placed with the most suitable company, one that matches their skills and level of experience. They can also tap into vacancies with employers that do not necessarily advertise proactively and promote prospective candidates to firms they have built up a good relationship with.
To deal more effectively with employment issues caused by the global economic downturn, the UK Government’s Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is actually drawing on the expertise of the private recruitment industry to provide better careers advice and help for professionals. Skilled recruiters from employment agencies were commissioned by the DWP to offer unemployed professionals the advice and information they needed to re-enter the world of work. Recruitment consultants are often considered experts at placing the right people into the right jobs. When a candidate has been out of work for an extended period, the added motivation provided by an employment consultant can therefore be crucial both for the prospective employee and also to convince an employer. Recruitment agencies therefore have an important role to play in the Government’s strategy to use private sector agencies to help deliver better work related services.
As well as using the world wide web to recruit staff, employment agencies also make full use of the local and national media to advertise jobs and even source new employers. The list of jobs advertised positions is vast and far reaching with everything from executive positions to programmers, retail, office and administrative work. Part time and temporary positions are also no increasingly handled by employment agencies. By using a wide range of media they can ensure maximum exposure to reach more candidates and find exactly the right people for a particular post.
According to recently published statistics in the UK, confidence among employers has soared with renewed optimism in terms of both short term and long term recruitment. IN terms of the employment outlook, some 44 per cent of businesses in the UK now say they want to increase their permanent staff in the near future, with 52 per cent already planning to hire new people within the next 12 months. This is a very positive sign for what has for sometime been a volatile job market in the UK. An encouraging sentiment that is likely to see employment agencies taking an ever-increasing role as the source of quality, well trained and committed personnel.