KPMG & REC Report on Jobs March 2022



"The candidate shortage is going nowhere.

"I read this week it's the toughest time to fill job vacancies for 15 years, which echos how it looks and feels as a recruiter who's been in the profession for 23 years, 14 of those as a business owner. Not impossible, but challenging.

"We're seeing businesses that are genuinely committed to hiring moving quickly in decision making, putting their best foot forward to ensure a good impression and increasing the salary offer to secure the person they want.

"Not just the salary. The job title and the hours are negotiable too.

"If you claim to be hiring but you're not showing it in your actions, you'll not fill your vacancies. Because The Great Resignation is all made up. Those floods of unhappy people leaving their jobs in droves and applying for yours? They're not coming."



Clare Wight is the founder and Managing Director of Clarity Appointments, an independent recruitment specialist. She served time as a Regional Director for The Employment Agents Movement, supporting other independent recruiters.

And she remains an active member of Members Only, a recruitment leadership network promoting high ethical standards, collaboration, diversity, equity and inclusion.

She believes business owners are more fulfilled and higher-performing when they provide emotional and professional business support to other business owners, even those they deem to be competitors. She does this actively, whilst challenging and updating her skills and knowledge of the recruitment sector, enabling her to offer the very best of advice to firms looking to make their next hire.

Clare's also the founder and a contributor to a monthly digest called SME Monthly. SME Monthly is a collaboration with other experts in their field, designed to give SME business owners the tools they need to stay up to date and relevant in a broad range of skills including:


Recruitment; Human Resources; IT and Cyber Security; Finance; Well-being; Marketing

To subscribe, please use the link



Or book a chat with Clare here.

Clarity Appointments is an independent recruitment agency specialising in accountancy and office vacancies. With a registered office in Stevenage, situated between St Neots and Cambridge, we work within Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire, with some clients further-reaching due to work won through referrals.

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