Recruitment Industry Trends 2017/18

Total industry turnover increased by 11% year-on-year in 2017/18


Recruitment Industry Trends is the REC’s annual report about the shape of the UK’s recruitment industry.

In a year with no small degree of political and economic uncertainty, this report reveals some impressive results for the recruitment industry, particularly a 10 per cent rise in the number of recruitment enterprises, and an 11 per cent rise in total industry turnover, reaching a record £35.7 billion.

While we may not see the same level of growth over the next three years, we forecast that the industry will still see turnover growth of 4 per cent in 2018/19, 4.5 per cent in 2019/20 and 5 per cent in 2020/21, despite the unknowns in the political landscape

We produce Recruitment Industry Trends for our members and we encourage you to copy the charts and tables to use in your own internal reports and presentations to clients.


You can download the full report here. If you are not a member of the REC you can download the report from our shop.  

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