Before we talk about the recruitment industry and 2013 trend predictions
it’s important for us to reflect on 2012 and the challenges it
presented. Our global economy has seen a continuing shift in the balance
of activity move away from advanced economies and toward emerging
markets, creating an increasingly complex economic landscape. The
October 2012 edition of the World Economic Outlook suggests ‘bouts of
elevated uncertainty have been one of the defining features of the
sluggish recovery from the global financial crisis’.
We witnessed companies implementing even more sophisticated cost
saving strategies. As a result many technology organisations saw their
customers deferring/cancelling their projects which had no immediate
revenue return or cost saving. This subsequently affects industry
revenue growth, which is intrinsically linked with recruitment...