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Growing your recruitment business by adapting a data-driven approach
Growing your recruitment business by adapting a data-driven approach
Research & Data 17th Apr 2019

How often do you delve into facts and figures to help you reach strategic decisions or win new business?

Adopting a data-driven approach is essential for growing your recruitment business, remaining competitive and increasing your profits. Here’s why, and how the REC can support you in achieving this.

It’s all about credibility

Building strong relationships with existing and new clients as well as successfully winning more business largely depends on the quality of service you offer and your geographical and skills sourcing expertise. According to our monthly JobsOutlook, employers have consistently cited these two criteria as most important when selecting their recruitment agency partners.

But how exactly can you establish credibility with prospective clients and further relationships with existing ones?

Economic and political developments since the Brexit referendum in June 2016 have highlighted even more the need for recruitment businesses to be well-informed of labour market conditions and be able to have different strategic conversations with clients. A lack of jobs market awareness and a reduced ability to offer advice on business planning to clients would greatly undermine your credibility.

What data is important to you and your clients?

Are you thinking about diversifying or specialising in certain sectors? Or perhaps you are considering expanding into new territories. Are your clients increasingly asking for your advice on workforce and strategic planning?

By monitoring regularly and understanding the implications of changes in the jobs market and beyond, you can increase your ability to compete effectively and win new business. Key areas include:

  • demand and supply of candidates
  • permanent and temporary staff appointments
  • workforce capacity and planning
  • staff availability and skills shortages
  • good recruitment practices
  • technology and AI
  • migration and Brexit

REC’s research can help you grow your business

One of the strategic advantages the REC has is our access to recruiters, employers and workers who can provide us with unique information and insights. This, combined with our extensive understanding of the labour market, allows us to deliver research that helps raise your jobs market awareness and informs you of opportunities for growth.

From determining the cost of a bad hire to identifying workforce challenges, our extensive data analysis supports you in having strategic conversations with your clients and establishing your credibility as the go-to recruitment partner.

Our data and strategic analysis is available to you through:

The above reports are completely free for REC members. To become an REC member, contact us today

Thalia Ioannidou - Research Manager at the REC
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