Written by the Editorial Team

A nationwide series of one day workshops have been launched that are aimed at providing recruitment agency owners and their teams with the opportunity to learn for themselves how to create successful PR and marketing campaigns that will grow their brand, better engage with clients and candidates, and increase their sales pipeline.

Delivered by ClearlyPR, the specialist recruitment marketing and PR agency for the UK recruitment industry, the ‘BECOME A PR CHAMPION’ series of one day workshops will be held in London (22nd October), Manchester (8th November) and Cardiff (22nd November). Further dates for Leeds and again in London will be announced soon.

Paul MacKenzie-Cummins, managing director at ClearlyPR, said: “Competition between agencies has never been higher. The last three years has seen more than 12,000 new recruitment companies enter the market and that has pushed marketing and branding to the top of the recruitment agenda.

“The so-called ‘war for talent’ is increasingly being fought on two fronts. First, there is the battle to win the best clients and candidates and second is the battle to secure the top consultant talent that is needed to help ambitiouss agencies realise their growth plans: Having a strong and active presence in the market is no longer a nice-to-have, it has become a business imperative.”

According to figures obtained from Companies House, around 3,000 new recruitment businesses registered in England and Wales between January and June of this year, with 3 out 5 recruitment leaders predicting greater competition from both new and existing agencies over the next few months.

“As more and more agencies strive to become an agency-of-choice within the sectors they operate, we will continue to see more investment in ways that help agencies maximise the candidate, client and consultant experience,” said Paul MacKenzie-Cummins.

“We have seen a marked increase in demand from agencies since the turn of the year who are looking for support and guidance across all aspects of their PR and recruitment marketing.

‘This ranges from social media and online content to getting their name in the media of most interest to them and how to get the most from their existing brand – sometimes even overhauling what they have in favour of an image that more representative of who they are as an agency.

“It is an exciting time to be in recruitment, but the days when recruiters could simply rely on their name to stay ahead of the curve are fast drawing to a close. Today’s new entrants are battling hard to get their name ‘out there’ – it’s a question of who is going to be more savvy marketing communicators.”

The one-day workshops will provide those recruiters with responsibility for their agency promotion with the tools to:

  • How to win business through their agency blog and social media
  • How to reach new markets and attract new customers through PR
  • How to get their agency name ‘out there’ and gain the interest of the media
  • How to become seen as an industry thought-leader
  • How to use content to better engage with their candidates and clients
  • How to boost their profile as an employer in their own right and better attract new consultants to work for them

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A copy of the BECOME A PR CHAMPION image is attached with this release, along with an image of Paul MacKenzie-Cummins.

About ClearlyPR:

ClearlyPR is the UK’s fastest growing specialist recruitment marketing and public relations firm. With hubs in London, Bath and Cardiff the company has worked with over 70 recruitment businesses, which include the UK’s number one executive search firm, the second largest generalist recruitment agency in the UK, and five of the top 10 job boards in the country.