Resilience during the pandemic has enabled TMM Recruitment to responsively adapt to demand for its services, creating business growth.
Amanda McCulloch, Chief Executive of TMM Recruitment reflects: “At the beginning of 2021 I would have been sceptical if you’d told me the job market would rebound strongly. However, as restrictions lifted and the economy opened up there was a positive shift in recruitment from around April, and this really accelerated by the end of September. The final quarter of 2021 saw us return to pre-pandemic levels of recruitment activity.
“This resulted in turnover growth of 12%, rising to £11.3 million. As employer confidence lifted the pattern of recruitment shifted too. We worked with over 240 employers last year and the number of temporary assignments filled by the team rose by 45% while permanent/fixed term contract placement activity rose by 62%.
“All credit goes to the team, everyone has been incredibly resilient and flexible, adapting to change quickly, successfully adopting hybrid working and supporting each other in a way that reinforces our team spirit. I truly believe the way we work together is a key differentiator.
“We strengthened our capabilities with the appointment of investment and finance experts Jock Gardiner and John Duncan to our Board. These appointments coincided with the launch of our leadership Executive Search service mid-way through the year, in June.
“During the pandemic, there was consolidation within the recruitment market. However, as a local independent agency our strengths lie in the breadth of service we offer, working across 10 specialisms from Accountancy to Trades; our market knowledge; diverse client base, and our long history of dedicated customer care.
"Despite the unpredictable environment in which we are all working right now, it has been a busy start to the year. Skills shortages, candidate availability, talent attraction, and effective leadership are universal concerns for employers who engage with us. We're receiving a number of inquiries to support the recruitment of key personnel at businesses taking proactive steps to leverage the energy transition, and proposal requests for C-suite and board-level consultancy work are very encouraging and reflect the need for an alternative approach to executive resourcing.
“Responding to demand for our services and to pursue new business opportunities we recruited within our own team: specialist recruiters for IT, Office Support and Supply Chain, and business support staff too. It’s our intention to recruit to support our own growth throughout 2022.
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