The monumental, multi-national recruitment agencies are obviously doing something right. Their client portfolios feature some of the world’s most recognisable brands, they source and place thousands of candidates each year and boast multi-billion-pound turnovers. All rather appealing, when you lay it out.
But there is a reason that recruitment firms are starting up at a faster rate than ever before in the UK – our research suggests we will see the total exceed 10,000 new agencies by the end of the year, a record number. Using a small agency, whether it’s a few people in a local office or a single consultant who has decided to go it alone, has a plethora of benefits.