Recruitment World - Positivity will prevail!
Aren’t recruiters a positive bunch! That’s my conclusion having spent an extremely sunny couple of weeks with a variety of recruitment businesses. I say that’s my conclusion but I have known this all along and enjoy being surrounded by such positive people.
What has really highlighted this subject for me lately has been everything outside the recruitment world. Its all going on out there in the real world with several key events in particular. To start its all a bit election crazy in the UK and US of late and discussions bounce from Trump to London Mayor, from local elections to leaving Europe to a masterclass in negotiating with junior Doctors. That last point was said with tongue in cheek but if you love the art of negotiation like most recruiters do then you have probably been watching developments with your eyes rolling! Its the negativity in the arguments that are being touted that is really the crux here to me. What on earth happened to the happiness index? It’s depressing!
So when you walk into an environment where self motivated individuals do their utmost everyday to create something from nothing changing lives and you are confronted by happy opportunistic people with energy and inspiration rather than wielding a mood hoover, its got to be good. Its the persistence and dedication that really inspires because it is so easy to just go with the flow and join the nay sayers these days. Throw in the start-up generation that is all over our industry and the new technologies that are changing our recruitment world that I am particularly involved in at the moment and you have a really exciting place to be. I’m not just talking about one or two recruitment businesses but several of different sizes, within different market places offering a variety of services to a wide range of client groups from here in the UK to further afield across the globe. All with a common vein running at their core.
Ok, with some of the events going on it may seem like business has been on hold for the second quarter of 2016 but once again as an industry our resilience responds. Skill shortages are still tightening and although uncertainty has resulted in a decline in permanent placements according to the REC’s report on jobs it has bolstered temporary business as the UK prepares to solve our European dilemma.
So recruitment world. Keep inspiring. Keep finding the great people who deliver the service and please please keep smiling because if you do I will and then of course positivity will prevail.
Daniel Griggs is founder of Delta Genesis Consulting sharing recruitment knowledge by offering the recruitment world and users of recruitment services access to managerial, training and executive support on an advisory, interim or non-executive basis. He has over twenty-seven years professional business-to-business experience having been in the Recruitment world since his first role in 1989. He has worked for small, medium and global staffing businesses developing an in-depth knowledge of the industry. Holding roles that have seen him progress from consultant to board level whilst recruiting, training, managing, directing and developing businesses both domestically and internationally in several sectors. You can also follow him on twitter @DeltaGenesisCon