It doesn’t seem like a month ago that I put my out of office on and ventured to sunny climes for a “family holiday”. Note to self: 4-month-old babies don’t like planes, or the heat, or air conditioners, or sun screen. I need a holiday to recover!
September was a busy month recruitment wise. Placements of note included another children’s panel solicitor into a prominent Liverpool firm and a commercial litigator into a midsized commercial firm in Preston.
Joe had an action-packed month with a record number of client visits. Business development is a integral part of recruitment and regular meetings with client firms (new and old) is the only way of ensuring that TL get visibility on vacancies that other recruiters don’t have.
Minor gripes were a couple of candidates we thought we were going to place deciding to stay where they are, and a couple of 2nd interviews turning into 3rd interviews and leaving things in the balance until October.
Emma, our new starter from last month, is settling in well and has completed her TL Foundation Training. She has come on board to help us recruit paralegals, legal assistants and other support roles in the North West and we have high hopes for her.
As alluded to last time, we are entering what can often by the busiest time of the year for recruiters; the sweet spot from when candidates and clients return to work following the summer and the inevitable slow down for Christmas.
With Brexit looming, we are not yet seeing a down turn in recruitment activity save for possibly in one or two areas such as conveyancing and real estate. We are entering a very interesting and challenging period in which to be a small business and are hoping that the inevitable fallout is as gentle as possible.
We would be lying if we said that our plans for further expansion hadn’t been tempered by the risk of a “no deal” scenario and the economic problems that would almost certainly bring.
On a similarly depressing note, Jade our marketing assistant has booked our TL Xmas Party following a chilling reminder to Joe and I that Xmas is only 12 weeks away! Yikes.
Until next time….
Wish me luck!