BBC Camera Action at Kate+Co
On Wednesday 20th July the BBC came to Kate+Co to interview our Director Sarah Grace on the current market conditions following Brexit.
With the unemployment figures launched by the office of national statistics that morning as being 4.9%, the lowest since 2005 and compared to 5.5% same period of 2015, the BBC were keen to hear how it was affecting jobs and recruitment in and around the West Midlands and nationally whether Brexit had already had an impact.
Sarah Grace, Director at Kate+Co since 2006 and having worked in recruitment since 1999 said
“ Initially we were quietly apprehensive about what exiting Europe could mean for our clients and Kate+Co as a business. We recruit for a number of international organisations that not only trade in Europe but also all over the world. Prior to the referendum a handful of key clients had indicated that they might need to re look at their recruitment strategies should we vote to leave. When the news of the Brexit vote was announced we found that there was an initial knee jerk reaction and a number of the positions that we were working to fill were pulled. This was short-lived as most if not all of the vacancies have now all been reinstated.”
Sarah went on to say that “Kate+Co across all divisions have seen an increase in the amount of vacancies that we are being engaged to recruit for following Brexit and although it is very early days we have every confidence in the economy following the referendum”
The interview was broadcast on the national lunchtime news and at later times throughout the day and could also be heard on radio 4.