Recruitment World - Quality discussion only please!
Here we go then. Decision made and everyone seems to have moved from letting all the politicians do the talking to off loading their own anger on any medium available, no matter which way they voted. Certainly that’s been my experience since the UK cast its historic vote in the referendum and I seem to have been connected to voices in both camps but the overriding thing for me now is that we need to move to quality conversation to help us create a new future. Now I want to look to the recruitment world and how we need to influence those conversations. The jobs outlook is going to be a vital pivot point in determining what comes next.
I recently wrote an article about how positive I regarded the recruitment industry to be and therefore if any industry can find the positives of a new outlook in a new and changing environment, then it is ours. The problem is, who will be listening?
So what conversations do we need to be having then? What topics are key to us and in all honesty up for grabs when it comes to reshaping our country? Well I dare say maintaining a healthy economy will be top of the list, but how about migration and legislation that works with skills shortages that will ultimately fuel our economy? All have had influence from being part of the European Union so should therefore have consequences in leaving it surely.
Our government has not been taking the recruitment industry seriously over the years and with the help of our governing bodies we need to use this opportunity of possible change and make our voices heard. After all we have a £32 billion voice which should be making considerable noise if we choose to get involved and that’s the point, we do need to choose to get involved individually. Collectively we have power but it struck me that there seems to be more voices after the referendum than before it. Maybe it is just the circles I exist in but being part of a decision and then reacting to it are completely different. The confidence our economy will need can only come from confident quality conversations that push on the issues and if the recruitment industry wants any chance of making a decision work for us then we need to take ourselves seriously first. So get out there and make yourself heard, forget the blah blah blah as your industry, economy and country needs you!
Daniel Griggs is founder of Delta Genesis Consulting sharing recruitment knowledge by offering the recruitment world and users of recruitment services access to mentoring, 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. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals and a Business Mentor for the Recruitment and Employment Confederation. You can also follow him on twitter @DeltaGenesisCon