What's Happening in Recruitment?

Wolfe H | HR Network Paper MP3 | Institute for Employment Studies | Dec 2000

Recruitment intermediaries, or agencies, had been having a tough time since 2002 but signs suggested that the market was picking up and agencies had shown increased confidence since the second half of 2003.

With the growth of e-recruitment, shared services within organisations and pressure on fees, it would be easy to conclude that the days of plenty were coming to an end for agencies.

However, while there might be difficulties ahead, recruitment agencies still had a viable future, so what was happening to keep recruitment businesses buoyant, and where were the threats?