As the year begins we asked many of our clients what they think are the key drivers in 2010.
Whilst some are looking at retention, others are thinking of starting up new ventures but the majority of them intend to hire into key growth areas. The focus will be on growing their client base, raising their brand awareness and maintaining their profile as leaders within the businesses they work.
Whenever there is a downturn in the economy, there is always the opportunity to see who are the real market specialists, who are the industry leaders and who perhaps weren’t so well managed after all. Bear this in mind if you are looking for a new job.
It is useful to know what the business track record of a company is, what its plans for growth are and not to base decisions on pure rumour. Many firms will be seeking out real talent in their quest to hire people and it is important as a candidate to make sure that your cv highlights the skills that a really aspirational business will look for. Make sure, however, that you are realistic in what you say.
Don’t be completely wary of new start ups. They can be very successful. One of our most successful clients came to us before they had even found an office or any fully paid staff and grew to a multimillion ound turnnover business within a very short space of time.