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The time is…now: Why there has never been a better time to start a recruitment business

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    The time is…now: Why there has never been a better time to start a recruitment business


    It has been said countless times over the last 18 months to the extent that it risks becoming a cliché. But like all clichés it’s true – there really has never been a better time to start a new recruitment business, especially one that operates a permanent desk.

    Last month the REC JobsOutlook survey found that eight out of 10 (83%) of UK employers plan to hire more permanent staff in the next three months, with 94% of employers stating that they have limited capacity to take on more work and need more staff.

    Add the fact that 80% of employers say that economic conditions will continue to improve this year to the equation and it becomes clear why permanent recruiters are set for a strong 2016…and beyond. So what’s stopping you from capitalising on the opportunity to build and grow a successful recruitment business?

    The number one reason people give for not starting their own recruitment business is finance – or the lack of in most instances. Creating your new website, ordering business cards, setting up your home or local office, securing your internet and phone service and canvassing new business all costs money – money that has to be paid out before your very first client pays their invoice, which may be some time.

    Looking at it in that context, it is understandable that some would-be recruitment entrepreneurs would opt to stay put. Cash flow is of course the key to the success (or failure) of your new business, but what if you were able to have access to the money you need in the here and now without having to wait the 30, 60 or even 90 days before your client pays you? That’s precisely what Simplicity’s GetStarted service can do for you.

    Designed specifically with start-up permanent recruitment businesses in mind, GetStarted provides you with a range of tools to ensure the success of your new recruitment business form day one, including:

    • 100% Net value of your invoices paid within days of being issued
    • Debt protection as standard, meaning you are not put at risk
    • Payroll for all your employees
    • Invoicing and credit control, and
    • Advice on how to set up and promote your new business to the markets you serve

    So even if you don’t have a bundle of money stashed away, you can still start your business free from the stresses and strains of wondering when the next influx of cash will come in to help keep you afloat during those critical first months of trading.

    With over 50 years in the recruitment business, the Simplicity team is the most experienced in the industry. We understand the critical needs and requirements of successful recruitment businesses and we use this insight and knowledge to help new and existing recruitment business owners to achieve faster, smarter growth.

    That’s why we have helped more recruiters start and grow their businesses than anybody else – recruiters like you.

    So if you are considering starting your own recruitment business and would like to know how we can help, download our FREE Getting Started Guide: For Permanent Recruitment Businesses.

    Or if you prefer you can call the Simplicity team on 01594 888 518 or email