Recruitment difficult in finance industry

THE job market in the finance industry is the most buoyant it has been in years, according to a recruitment expert.

(Picture by Sophie Rabey, 29948400)
(Picture by Sophie Rabey, 29948400)

Melissa Campbell, managing director of Situations Recruitment, said her agency had been incredibly busy recently, which she believed was largely the result of post-pandemic recovery.

‘I think it’s a bit harder to recruit right now,’ she added. ‘We’re at a peak in the market. It’s the most buoyant we’ve seen it in years.

‘So we’re very busy and very active in recruiting candidates, mainly for the finance sector.’

There are a lot of opportunities to progress and advance careers, she said.

Marcel Magloire, manager of Firstcall Recruitment, said engaging staff would be always be challenging on an island.

‘There are only so many people here, so I think hiring is an across-the-board challenge for companies,’ he said. ‘Recruitment is recruitment. It will always be a major challenge for companies.’

The struggle to hire qualified candidates is not confined to the hospitality industry, however.

Mr Magloire said the cost of living might make Guernsey look less attractive to candidates considering their next move.

Tony Jones, senior recruiter at Source Recruitment, said: ‘We’re busier now than before the first lockdown, but that’s because business is going well and companies are expanding. There’s a finite pool of talent and booming business in Guernsey. However, there are lots of candidates on the market right now.’

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