Uncertainty has resulted in many South West businesses focusing on their existing workforce rather than hiring externally but there remains an appetite for growth and a feeling of optimism.
Recruitment of Tax professionals has remained consistent over recent months.
The focus has clearly been on permanent recruitment across Supply Chain & Procurement, with Supplier/Vendor Risk roles being the most frequently available.
Amid political and economic turbulence, a range of organisations have been hiring Strategy, Projects & Change Management professionals to help navigate the uncertain times.
Throughout the last month or so, startups have actively been looking for New Business Sales professionals to help expand the organisation’s client base.
Big 4, Top 20 Accountancy and independent firms have been recruiting as the sector remains resilient against external influences.
Whilst times are hard for contractors employed within Risk Management, permanently employed professionals have been part of a more active recruitment market.
Alongside the slow summer months, hiring organisations in London have also been happy to wait for the right Office Support candidate to apply, making for a lethargic period of recruitment.
Banking and financial services institutions offer Marketing, Communications and Sales Support professionals significant salaries in an attempt to secure the top candidates.