Christmas newsletter 2017

Merry Christmas from everyone at RecruitAbility!

2017 has been a great year at RecruitAbility and we hope it has been for all our friends too. Our team has grown as we’ve taken on two new members of staff, recruitment consultant Sarah Phillips and marketing consultant Katherine Aiken. We have met and placed some excellent candidates with our wonderful clients and successfully launched our PA Forum, a resource for personal and executive assistants.

In 2018 RecruitAbility will be ten years old and we are planning to celebrate in style. We hope all our clients and friends will be able to join us so watch this space!

The RecruitAbility PA Forum

In 2017 RecruitAbility launched the PA Forum with a successful event at the Great Hallingbury Manor Hotel. We now also have an active Facebook group for PAs and EAs to share information and resources and to support each other. If you are a PA/EA and would like to know more visit our Facebook page here or if you know anyone who would like to join please forward this mail.

National recruitment news in 2017

2017 has been all about Brexit and the ongoing confusion has certainly had an effect on recruitment. Businesses have a range of concerns including whether they will still be able to attract top talent, the much-discussed skills gap in the UK and whether they will be able to find the workers they need from those who are available. Many companies have decided to wait for the situation to become clearer before spending money on recruitment. Despite Brexit the national unemployment rate remains low and some employers are concerned about how they will continue to attract the best staff when so many are already employed. We’ve been thinking about this a lot and will be issuing some advice to employers on how you can attract top quality staff on our blog in the New Year.

Local recruitment news in 2017

As one of the most affluent parts of the UK, business continues to go well in Herts and Essex. Our unemployment rates are even lower than the national average of 4.6% at 3.7% and 3.5% respectively. We know our clients have concerns about the changes that Brexit will bring and the challenges that are facing the local economy but we are confident that 2018 will be a strong year for the Herts and Essex area.

We'd like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year!



Posted on Monday Dec 18