Recruitment Update – Human Resources – January 2018


Welcome to the first of the new year’s HR updates from Oyster Search & Selection. 2018 has begun pretty much as 2017 ended, with a number of new mandates and the early indications are that, whatever “bumps in the road” we might see along the way, this year we will continue to see a steady stream of opportunities for HR professionals.

Of note, on the permanent side is the fact that some firms are reporting a dearth of candidates and, occasionally, offers being rejected as a result of either competition from other employers or “buy-backs” from existing employers. On the interim side, HR candidates reported a “soft” market at the end of 2017 and the need to be flexible on day rates.

Looking ahead, employers continue to be challenged by the almost endless drive for change, uncertainty over Brexit and, albeit early days yet, how best to address the issue of sexual harassment following widespread reporting in the press and other media. These and other matters will continue to ensure that HR is at the forefront of the many challenges employers face in 2018.

To find out more about our HR vacancies please visit our website or call Michael Pickup, in confidence, on 01728 621012.


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