RECRUITMENT firm Robert Walters has seen an upswing in the jobs market as workers become “bored of recession”, its chief executive said yesterday.
“For the first time in a while we’re able to be markedly upbeat, and there’s a degree of optimism returning in a number of markets,” Robert Walters told City A.M.
“People get bored of recession after about five years, of not moving jobs, staying in a job you don’t like, being worried about being last in, first out,” he said.
“This easily creates a domino effect, where companies have to replace leaving staff, and we’re starting to see a little bit of that.”
The company also credited strong growth in its outsourcing business for an overall five per cent rise in revenues to £288.8m for the first half of the year.
Net fee income rose six per cent to £97.8m. The firm posted fee growth in all regions including a 12 per cent jump to £26.7m in the UK.