Market Update – September 2013

September has seen the launch of Venture Recruitment Partners, headed up by old hand Ian Brown and expertly aided by David Hodges, both from our sister company the Chilworth Partnership, ably assisted by newcomer Peter Ward.  Despite only launching a couple of weeks ago, Venture have already been successful at placing our first interim manager.

Following a relatively quiet summer in the recruitment industry, the end of September saw a number of roles we’ve been instructed on and we predict this trend will continue, with more and more companies trying to tie up loose ends, and individuals initiating their next step on the career ladder in time for the Christmas break, ready to start in the New Year.  Check out the jobs pages of both the Chilworth Partnership website, and the Venture Recruitment Partners website for a complete list of all the roles we’re currently advertising.

As mentioned in our last update, to mark both the third anniversary of Chilworth Partnership and the recent launch of Venture Recruitment Partners we are holding a business breakfast event on Tuesday 22nd October featuring one of the UK’s top business speakers, Jeff Grout.  The team are all looking forward to the event, as are all our attendees judging by the unprecedented number of people we’ve had applying to attend!  Unfortunately for those of you who haven’t applied for a place, we are now at capacity for “Building High Performance Teams” but if you’re dying for a chance to attend, emailpeter@chilworthpartnership.co.uk to request a place on our reserve list.

Market Update – August 2013

The highest industry growth rates on record have been seen in this quarter’s data from the Interim Management Association (IMA).

The Ipsos MORI data from the IMA shows that the overall number of new assignments started increased by eight per cent in the last quarter – a continued rise since Q3, 2012. Furthermore, the net difference between new assignments started and those completed has doubled and remains positive at +84.

The number of assignments in progress per member has declined from 67 in Q1 to 62 in Q2. However, since the same quarter in 2012 there has been a steady increase – peaking in Q4 at 68 per member.

The length of assignments has also seen a massive increase in the last quarter – from 130 days in Q1, to 181 days.