It seems like the recession period will stay longer than expected, and everybody is getting affected drastically. The companies are finding out all possible ways to cut down their expenses to sustain this pressure. They are laying off as much human resource as possible, and the result is obviously a flood of available skillful person and hard to find jobs!

Recruitment has probably entered to its darkest arena. Instead of having competition of finding the quality candidates, now the competition is to find out the clients who are ready to afford the recruiters and the recruiting fees. Unfortunately, I've seen quite a few recruiters thinking and finding out the alternate ways of earning, which is really saddening, not only for the recruiters but also with a sacred profession like Recruitment.

Now the question arises, Is there any potential in Recruitment. or should we find out the alternatives? Answer resides in a simple question:

Which way will our economy lead us to?

I believe that we'll have to have a closer look on the specific arenas which will be less affected. For example, would the hospitals be closed? Would the patients stop getting ill? The answer is NO.

So it's better to work smartly at this moment instead of running away from this profession. Recruitment is a name of challenge, and we will take it as a challenge!

What do you think???

Simon Jones

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Comment by Dr Simon Harding on January 23, 2009 at 10:28am
I think you are right. There are some sectors like healthcare that are not so bad. Also our public sector and power generation sectors have stayed in good shape.


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