The Recruitment Index

Produced in conjunction with Saffery Champness, the Recruitment Index returns to give an annual insight into how resilient UK recruitment firms believe themselves to be after what has been a bruising 18 months at the hands of the pandemic. In the last special edition of the UK Recruitment Index, the focus was very much on the pandemic and its impact on operational, organisational and financial resilience for the staffing sector as recruitment businesses faced hiring freezes and managing furloughed teams. Now, however, the challenges have been turned upside-down. While this index would usually track financial and operational key performance indicators across the recruitment profession, the pandemic has meant that historical metrics over the last financial year would hold little relevance given the current economic environment.