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(Nearly) Half Year Update

Hi – we really need to update this more regularly, but given that we have been saying that for the best part of 3 years don’t expect a flurry of blogs anytime soon 🙂
How has the first half of 2013 gone for Capital2? we hear you, the faceless multitudes ask……… well it has gone pretty well all things considered. NFI is up, the integration with BeMore is going well, we have spangly new offices on boulevard Haussmann.. all in all can’t complain.
In terms of the second half of the year, our focus is on growth, how can we maintain the positive momentum gained from the first half of the year. We need 1 maybe 2 more recruters for our Paris office to freshen things up so will aim to be hiring for September….. standing still is going backwards! We also need to not lose focus on what has made the first half of the year successful, namely a focus on the quality of what we do – retained work, exclusive contingent work and a commitment to make the hire for both our candidates and clients.
In wider terms, the recruitment market will probably remain quite flat for the rest of the year in EMEA, there are jobs out there but no real economic growth to give firms confidence to hire in volume….. there is a German election in November which could be critical in maintaining confidence in the Eurozone and then maybe after that with a proposed free trade agreement with the US, things will kick off again. We’ll see.
Anyway, in the meantime we’ll leave you with a quote of the day:

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” – Steve Jobs

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June 28, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment