Soundbites: July/August 2021

What are you most looking forward to when lockdown restrictions are finally lifted?

Daniel Jeffery

Senior partner, Concilium Search

“There are so many things to look forward to currently. I am excited for the in-person connection with friends and colleagues on days we are all in the office, as well as finally meeting in-person the colleagues who have started with Concilium during lockdown. The past 16 months have allowed us to make some fantastic changes to how we work day-to-day at Concilium, so I am also very eager to see the further growth that occurs when these positive changes are coupled with a post-pandemic market.”

 


Rhys Jones

Managing director, Davidson Gray

“As a massive live sports fan, it has to be having full stadiums again to help bring back the atmosphere. Being able to return to music gigs is another big plus. But from a business perspective, it’s seeing the speed of economic recovery really ramp up. We’ve already seen a boost in the economy in Q1 and Q2 due to an increase in consumer confidence because of the success of the vaccine roll-out. The cash injection from consumer spending post-19 July will cascade into virtually all sectors, so seeing the recruitment industry in boom time will be awesome.”


Celia Perry

Managing director, Pertemps

“We are a people-centric business in a people industry. There is no substitute for face-to-face meetings to build relationships, understand client needs and getting to know what makes a candidate tick. I’m looking forward to our staff being able to get back to that level of direct contact. We have made best use of available technology to keep in touch with employees, candidates and clients, but only when you actually meet someone do the ‘touchy-feely’ elements come to life and you really understand them. Plus, like most people I expect, I am looking forward to being able to go abroad on holiday again!”

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