Market Update – April 2015

With the weather taking a positive turn in mid-April, Chilworth Partnership & Venture Recruitment Partners have likewise looked to turn up the heat in the recruitment sector. The month of April has seen further development on previously secured assignments, including a UK & International Tax Manager role at the outdoor lifestyle retailer, FatFace. As well as progressing with previously retained roles, Chilworth and Venture have managed to place another 4 candidates on an interim and permanent basis to a selection of reputable clients.

With the impending May General Election uncertainty has increased within the job market. In the latest Deloitte CFO Survey, the General Election is of some concern to major organisations. When asked to rate the level of risk posed on a scale of 0 to 100, CFOs attached a 63 rating to the General <strong>Election – significantly higher than the 56 attached to deflation of the Euro or the 39 points awarded to further cuts in spending. However, despite a pessimistic outlook for the imminent future, Anne Swain, Chief Executive of APSCo (Association of Professional Staffing), explains that this is very much a short term issue.  Swain states that there will likely be a “flurry of hiring activity in the early summer months”. The fact that Deloitte has found that CFOs believe business investment in the UK will rise by 9% this year – higher than other major industrialised nations – indicates real optimism in the future of the UK economy.</strong>

The Business Breakfast to be hosted by Chilworth Partnership & Venture Recruitment Partners is now little over a month away and places are being reserved at a rapid rate. Therefore, we stress that you will need to book your place as soon as possible in order to avoid disappointment. Our business speaker, former RAF pilot Mandy Hickson, will be giving a presentation which focuses on how to cope with pressure in highly demanding situations.

If you are looking to secure your next executive and qualified accountancy role, please do not hesitate to get in touch for details about the positions and assignments we are currently handling. These can be viewed on both the Chilworth Partnership website and the Venture Recruitment Partners website, or find us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ for further exclusive information.

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