Vertical Sales Recruitment was established at the beginning of 2009 to provide an industry-specific recruitment solution for candidates and clients within the Company Clothing, Workwear and PPE sector.
Now entering its third year, Managing Consultant Daniel Sullivan offers an insight into the challenges of recruiting in the market over the last two years and the benefits for clients who utilise an industry-focused recruitment consultancy.
The recruitment industry has changed significantly with the effects of the global financial crisis leading to a number of job losses, thus a reduction of job vacancies. The Recruitment Industry Trends 2008/09 revealed that the recruitment industry had contracted in size by £5 billion, from £27 billion to £22 billion. The 2009/10 survey showed that the industry further contracted down to £19.7 billion (www.rec.uk.com).
The clothing and PPE industry can draw similarities from this macro estimation, identifying recent organisational mergers, acquisitions and, in worse circumstances, company liquidations that have led to a number of job losses within the sector.
Whilst it is true that there is a disappearance of jobs, recruitment has never stopped. As organisations adapt to the changing requirements of the market and seek to gain competitive advantage it will be necessary to recruit individuals who have skill sets and experience in key disciplines. Therefore, it is essential for recruitment consultants to have an in-depth understanding of a client’s business to ensure they understand what type of candidate is needed. The emphasis is on reducing risk and identifying individuals who can add value from day one.
Vertical Sales Recruitment was conceived with these important factors in mind. As a sales recruitment consultancy we recruit sales individuals from field sales representatives through to sales director. The advantage we have is our focus to work specifically with clients and candidates within the company clothing, workwear and PPE sector. This unique knowledge and insight of the industry allows us to clearly understand client requirements and gain access to an extended network of industry talent.
Over the last two years, our alternative approach has already benefited a number of leading manufacturers and distributors within the industry. As we look to grow the business we aim to work with new clients who view our relationship as collaborative and who want to utilise our service to support their long-term strategic goals.
For more information contact:
Vertical Sales Recruitment
Tel: 07787 244007