Results of our recent feedback survey
Firstly, a big thank you to everyone who responded to our feedback survey. We embarked upon this course of action following increasing anecdotal evidence that the market was lacking confidence and uncertainty was creating a subtle change in behaviours. So, where better to get validation than straight from the horses mouths! Having sent our survey to about 3000 clients and contacts, we were very interested to discover that when it comes to recruitment needs, 40% of responders already use external search consultants but 100% would consider doing so in 2017. Encouragingly, no one felt that recruiting levels would fall in 2017, despite Brexit, and 60% felt they would be higher. When asked about our new Coaching service, 40% of responders were interested in hearing more about it, although several businesses already handle it in-house. However, 100% of responders were interested in hearing more about our new Career Transition service which supports individuals and organisations through workforce transformation. Overall, our research shows that despite the doom and gloom portrayed in the press, business leaders are optimistic about growth and employment in 2017 and beyond.