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Recruitment and Career advice for the High Tech and Banking Industries

Additional Geographical and Sector Focus

As we have expanded our team, we have added in consultants with new areas of expertise. As well as our core markets of banking and technology in Southern Europe and the UK, Capital2 Solutions is now well placed to deliver on recruitment assignments in the following territories:

  • Germany
  • DACH and Eastern Europe, including Russia
  • Middle East
  • South Africa
  • Singapore

We have also added the following sector specialisms:

  • Mobility Solutions (including Telco)
  • Renewable Energy

The idea is that through growth, we are able to increase our service offering, without distracting from our ability to deliver world class recruitment solutions.

2009 is shaping up to be a difficult year, but our commitment to our clients’ needs, coupled with our flexibility should enable us to thrive in an increasingly challenging market.


February 3, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Recruitment Market 2009

So how are things shaping up for 2009?

Well, there’s overwhelming consensus that hiring will slow down across the board. Profits are down, therefore budgets are down therefore hiring slows….. logical. Our core markets of banking and high technology are broad enough to enable us to react effectively to this, but we’d be stupid to think that next year will be easy.

How does this affect the way we work?

Well generally in tough economic periods, there are a lot of candidates on the market (redundancies etc), and fewer new jobs being created. The inverse is roughly true in boom times, where there are lots of jobs compared to the number of suitable candidates. This means we as a company have to do 3 main things:

  1. We work harder to find new roles to fill, and try to keep tight hold of our existing (hiring) client base.
  2. We have to ensure that the ratio between being asked to hire a role and actually filling it is as close as possible to perfection.
  3. We need to maintain an accurate and large database of active candidates to ensure we react quickly in the event of being retained by a client. This can even take the form of partnerships with 3rd party researchers or RPO companies.

So we will be affected. We service the banking and technology markets, both of which will be squeezing suppliers (ie us) hard over 2009. That said, our management team have already come through one serious recession – no reason they can’t come out the other side of this one smiling too!!!!

November 20, 2008 Posted by | Capital2, Macroeconomic News, The Team | , , , , | 1 Comment