Top 10 cities in the UK to start a recruitment firm revealed

The 10 most popular places to start a recruitment firm have been revealed. Data obtained by Clearly PR under a Freedom of Information Request from Companies House, has disclosed that London is the top city in which to start a recruitment firm, with 4,198 firms registered in the 12 months between March 2017 and March …

Perceived quality and price dominate client purchasing decisions

A new report into consumer buying behaviour looks to have shed light on the way in which employers decide which recruitment agency to partner with. Over 2,000 consumers were asked by data company Blis to rank in order of priority the things they consider to be most important when making a purchasing decision. While an …

Clearly PR in the news this week (and what recruiters can learn)

We have said it many times before – we love what we do. So much so that we treat Clearly PR as if it is a client in itself, which means that we are constantly looking for opportunities to get ourselves in the media as much as we do for every client we represent. And …

How telling stories can boost your recruitment agency profile (and revenue)

If you read any of the quality or mid-market newspapers (think The Times and The Guardian et al), or read any column or book by the likes of Malcolm Gladwell (The Tipping Point, Blink) and Matthew Syed (Bounce, Black Box Thinking), they each begin their interview-based article or discussion piece in the same way: by …

Taking the long term view: How ongoing contact with candidates will boost your agency brand

  According to a survey conducted by Harris Interactive, 60% of candidates never hear back from their recruitment consultant after attending an interview arranged by that recruiter. What the f**k are these people doing? Not only is this making said recruiter look like an utter tool, it’s seriously damaging the reputation of the agency they …