In today’s turbulent market, recruiting talent is vastly dictated by factors beyond our immediate conscience and control. My personal response to Brexit will define me either as a patriotic radical or an indifferent cynic. It is largely difficult to intersect the multitude of factors associated with Brexit however the longer-term by-products are largely misunderstood. Subsequently, if I am to dissect societal and economic changes, exploring this critically, we can assume that one inevitable consequence of the economic instability suffered at the hands of Brexit, is simply; change.
So far, categorically few robust changes to business hiring trends have been reported. The unknown for many businesses however may, or may not lend itself to at best destabilise their own recruitment strategy, at its worst, Brexit may likely cause many affected to restructure their internal staffing in accordance with realigned company objectives. As I sit here, trying desperately to dissuade myself from chancing an opportunity to channel my inner Kevin Keegan, brimming with passion and indignation, I do however feel (despite my indignation) that whilst the recruitment sector would be best served remaining in the EU, recruitment SME’s can still be well served by adopting a siege mentality.
HR and recruitment professionals are rightly undeterred, avoiding the distraction. However our troubling response to Brexit as a population is served by the presence of media contributing to an insideous stranglehold that nationalism still has upon us, aligning with our atavistic fears that cloud our collective judgement. In part, this has highlighted a distinct lack of altruism as a nation, I am perturbed by the UK’s avoidance in sidestepping a potentially troubling economic crisis.
In the context of business my own political proclivities are irrespective of how Thompson & Terry Recruitment behave operationally. I respect that change is inevitable, however it is important to recognise that we must adapt to stimulants as and when they arise, a quality many a recruiter is used to!
Recruitment has always remained a sector best known for being reactive and at times bordering on the unorthodox and unfamiliar. Brexit is concerning, however recruiters and SME’s will adapt accordingly.