Macclesfield based Synergy Recruitment has celebrated a record-breaking January, and are following it up with an even stronger February, capitalising on strong market conditions in the recruitment sector.
Flowers and cards from happy candidates placed for satisfied customers is becoming the order of the day for the ambitious firm run by Directors Yasmin Bentley and Marie Williams-Spalding, who have made great progress since launching in 2018. Yasmin said:
We are absolutely over the moon with our start to 2020. We’ve taken on multiple new clients, as well as working with many previous clients. It means the world to us that the hard work we’ve been putting in, is paying off. And that we’re able to place candidates in fantastic opportunities in the local area. Long may it continue.”
The increase in Macclesfield based Synergy’s trading activity is reflected in the February 2020 Report on Jobs survey from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC). It states:
Permanent staff appointments have seen a rise at the start of 2020 amid reports of improved business confidence following the general election. The total number of staff vacancies across the UK rose at the quickest pace for 10 months in January, with growth largely driven by improved demand for permanent workers.”
In good news for the Macclesfield area, regional data pointed to divergent recruitment trends with the North and South having an increase in permanent vacancies, versus a decline in London and the Midlands.
James Stewart, Vice Chair at KPMG, who sponsors the Report on Jobs survey for REC, commented:
Following the UK exit of the EU, there are promising signs that the UK jobs market is finally on the up with the strongest rise in permanent places for over a year – good news for job hunters. However, with regulatory and trade negotiations all to play for, there is still a long way to go for a deal to be struck and businesses to have the clarity they need.
“Brexit is unchartered territory, so the reality is the uncertainty will linger, but key investment decisions on hiring need to be made to build confidence and help get the UK back on the path to growth.”