IN BRIEF: Demand is up for senior resourcing professionals in the financial services, recruitment and resourcing specialists in government, HR leaders in e-commerce and fast growing SME’s, transactional recruiters in natural energy sectors and HR business partners, driven by growth or cost efficiency strategies.
We are seeing a demand for HR business partners within automotive and manufacturing as they look to drive efficiency in response to current trading conditions. Currently recruitment processes are elongated as this sector is experiencing skills shortages for senior candidates with proven partnering skills.
There are high levels of demand for senior resourcing professionals in financial services. This is as a result of ongoing change and restructuring.
Recruitment specialists with experience of forming and managing recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) agreements are in demand across central government. This comes as central government departments are looking to maximise savings on volume based agreements.
We’re seeing demand for HR leaders within faster growing SME’s rise, particularly amongst e-commerce businesses. Now that these SME’s are reaching a critical mass they require HR professionals to support sustainable growth strategies.
Demand for transactional recruiters within the natural resources and energy sectors has risen, particularly for those with experience in areas such as emerging international markets or niche technical engineering disciplines. New exploration activity concentrated in emerging countries is driving resourcing projects to facilitate expanded operations, but also increasingly specialised technical disciplines such as sub-sea continue to raise demand for recruiters in this area.