9 Mar 2017
The market is still growing and if you’re starting your own recruitment agency in Hertford, you’ll be aware of the need to maximise every penny you earn. So instead of renting out an office, save money by renting out office space at The UOE Hub. Like any good co-working space, we have all the facilities a start-up needs which are covered in the rent, e.g. utilities, WiFi, and even tea and coffee. If you were to rent a separate office, your company would be liable for all these costs, so in the early days when you can expect to struggle financially, it makes sense to save money wherever you can.
Recruitment is big business, and it’s getting even bigger. In 2016, there were 4,529 new recruitment agencies launched in the UK, up by nearly 14% on the previous year. The Recruitment and Employment Federation (REC) value the recruitment industry at £35.1 billion a year, and predict that the sector will grow still further in 2017.
Widen your reach
According to the REC, around three-quarters of recruitment companies deal with temporary placements. In a co-working space, you will be networking on a daily basis with a lot of people from all walks of life, who could recommend your agency to their personal and professional networks. As an added bonus, there will be freelancers and sole traders who may be eager to take on some of your assignments in order to earn additional income themselves.
Confidentiality is key to any recruitment agency. The Hub offers lockable offices which means this is not a problem. And if you need a closed-door meeting space, you’ll get a 20% discount on the rental of our meeting room.
Many people who are actively looking for work do not want their current employer to find out about their plans and therefore cannot be contacted during normal working hours. The onus is therefore on you to be available in the evenings, and sometimes even at weekends, for interviews, meetings and phone calls. The Hub in the centre of Hertford (above the Post Office) is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, giving you the flexibility to spend as much time as you need on your job without interruption.