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Recruitment firm sees 'panic recruitment' post-Brexit vote

There have been instances of “panic recruiting” since June’s Brexit vote.

Dan Eyre, director of The Solution Automotive Recruitment, said: “We experienced the tiniest blip in the number of enquiries, the week following Brexit. But, other than that very brief indication, all we have seen this year is record enquiries.

“Many businesses, especially in the automotive sector, were bracing themselves for a catastrophe, following the vote to leave the EU. But, if you look at the sales figures, they have continued on an upward trend throughout 2016," he said.

"Indeed, some car sales outlets have actually been panic recruiting since the end of June.

“The brief market hesitancy that we saw before the end of June has caused clients to become very motivated.

“After all, being down on their ‘head count’ is the last thing they want, especially when the automotive sector has been breaking records all year.”

The Solution Automotive has seen vacancies increase, while the number of candidates on the market has reduced.

This increase in staff demand, with supply having stalled, has created a candidates’ market. This could serve to drive remuneration upward.

“We’re finding that our clients are extremely busy and remain very optimistic about 2017.”

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