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Is this a good time to be a recruiter?

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Employers - What can ATB offer you?

We will find that great person for you.... leaving you to get on with your day job

we spend our time finding the right people notyours

It's important when hiring to complete your team, replace a leaver or fill a temporary gap that you get the right person.

How do we do this? 

We meet with you to understand your business needs and to get a full understanding of the skills, capabilities and personal attributes that you are looking for. We meet our candidates to understand their career aspirations and goals.

Put the two together and you get the right person, one who will thrive in your environment and add real value to your business.

Recruit once and get it right!

Call us now for an informal meeting at a time to suit you on 01582 670635 or 01582 670636.

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​​​​You are individual - that is why we treat you like an individual


Finding a new job can be daunting and we want to make sure that the job you take is the one you have actually been searching for. We know that you want your job to fit with your career aspirations, your lifestyle and your personality.

That's why at Across-the-Board we like to meet with our candidates so that we can get to know you and understand exactly what it is you are looking for. Of course if meeting isn't possible we will get to know you on a call.

So.... whether you are looking for the next move up the career ladder, a temporary role or a fixed term contract that fits with your life right now, give us a call on 01582 670635 or 01582 670636 or email us at  

Organisations don't make people who they are - People make organisations what they are

Whether you are a job hunter searching job sites for your dream role or a company looking for a reliable recruitment agency to find you the ideal candidate to complete your team, we are here to help.

Our strap-line is People not CV's and this is the ethos under which we operate.

So..... give us a call today 01582 670635/670636

or send us an email

and let us fill your vacancy or get you on the road to your next ideal appointment. 

Across-the Board Recruitment Ltd is a corporate member of the REC (Recruitment & Employment Confederation) and we are all individual members of the IRP and adhere to the 'Code of Professional Practice' and 'The Good Recruitment Charter' so you can be sure that you will be dealt with in a professional and ethical way.

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Key points from the REC 'Report on Jobs' -  April survey:

  • Permanent placements growth slows, but temp billings rise sharply ƒ
  • Steepest drop in candidate availability for 16 months
  • ƒDemand for permanent and short-term staff remains marked

Commenting on the latest survey results, REC Chief Executive Kevin Green says:

“Demand for staff is growing within all sectors and all regions of the UK, but there are fewer and fewer people available to fill the vacancies. We have the lowest unemployment rate since 2005, and people already in work are becoming more hesitant about moving jobs amid Brexit uncertainty. Meanwhile, the weakening pound and lack of clarity about future immigration rules is putting off some EU nationals from taking up roles in the UK.

“As a result, candidate availability is at a 16-month low and recruiters are flagging a shortage of suitable applicants for more than 60 different roles from cleaner to accountant. Every shortage has wider implications, for example the exceptional reputation UK engineering enjoys globally is at risk because employers can’t find people with the skills they need.

“One thing is for certain, if British business is to thrive then whichever party forms a government after 8 June needs to address the ever-shrinking pool of suitable candidates by investing in skills and career advice for UK jobseekers, as well as safeguarding access to the workers we need from abroad. It is vital that the future immigration system is agile enough to reflect and adapt to evolving labour market needs.” 


“It’s been great working with the team at ATB. We have had to recruit to two senior positions in the past 12 months and on both occasions, ATB have come up trumps in supplying excellent candidates who we were able to employ."

Is there ever a good time to be a recruiter?

It's just one of life's conundrums, an increase in jobs creates a shortage of candidates and a glut of candidates results in a shortage of jobs!

As there is rarely a perfect storm, a balance of candidates and jobs that they have the right skills for, you have to wonder how recruitment agencies survive.

The answer is simple, Two out of three isn't bad odds. Let's assume that there will never be a time when there are no jobs and no jobseekers, so we don't need to count that as a possibility!

When there are plenty of jobs, and lots of people who want to do those jobs, the life of a recruiter is good. When there are no jobs, and masses of job hunters, it's tough being a recruiter. But when there are a growing number of jobs and a shrinking number of candidates a recruiters job becomes great. When hiring managers realise that they can't attract people by simply placing an add, and they don't have time to search for people, they have their day job to do, they turn to their recruitment agency.

 OK, so this means that we only get invited to the party when the bubbly has all gone, but that's usually when the party really gets started.

​It's at times like this when all the hard work pays dividends, recruiters only get paid for results after all. So, as vacancies become harder to fill, and the most ordinary, run-of-the-mill, job practically requires headhunting, the recruiter comes into their own.

Agencies usually have a good supply of passive candidates, people that they can call when a job comes in that those passives have asked the agency to look out for. 

So, is this a good time to be a recruiter?

Answer:It's always a good time to be a recruiter