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January 15 2014

74% of Recruiters Declare 2013 Better than 2012

UK recruiters are optimistic about the future of the industry as we head into 2014, with 74% declaring that this year has been better than 2012, and 18% stating that business has remained on an even keel. Mercury xRM software developer and recruitment expert Crimson Limited, polled 88 businesses from its recruitment partner network on their business levels for 2013 and found that three quarters of recruiters in the UK were celebrating a good year for business, with just two percent of recruiters stating that 2013 had been a poor year. Eleven percent described 2013 as a 'fantastic ' year for business. These figures highlight the optimism within the recruitment industry at a time when the wider UK economy is starting to show signs of recovery and growth. In fact, the British economy is rising faster than any other major advanced economy in the world and 400,000 jobs are expected to be created in the UK between now and the end of the financial year in March 2014. The jobs market in Scotland is particularly booming with vacancy figures back to the number recorded at the pre-recession level. This upward trend in job creation is creating tougher competition for the highest quality staff and turning businesses towards specialist recruitment agencies, best placed to fill highly skilled vacancies.