KPMG & REC Report on Jobs August 2022

"Inflation. Recession. Skills Shortage.

"We're undoubtedly in for a bumpy ride for the next few months. But that's not a reason to pull the covers over our heads and lie low until it's all over.

"I do believe it will be better the devil you know for employees but be mindful that they will not tolerate toxic work environments when a business down the road will be prepared to offer them better pay and working conditions.

"Ensure you're meeting the needs of your existing staff, whether that be flexible working, a challenging environment where they can continue to develop and learn or recognising that there is a cost of living crisis and helping them out financially.

"And if you haven't already started, now is a good time to consider how you can attract, engage and retain under-represented groups of people to add to your existing talent.

"That is how you'll beat your competitors and meet customer demands."

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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