It’s a Ruby anniversary for Rubicon

100% employee-owned Rubicon recruitment consultancy – one of just four in the UK – has traded successfully for 40 years.

Rubicon’s founder and current MD of Rubicon People Partnership, Lloyd Banks commented:
“Supporting local businesses with recruitment solutions for 40 years from May, we’re also about to
celebrate Rubicon’s first year of 100% employee ownership.” With a combined experience of over 130 years of recruitment industry experience, Rubicon’s senior management team have reflected on the changes they’ve witnessed:

• “Employee’s expectations have changed. A competitive salary used to be enough to entice a ‘talented’ candidate. Candidates we speak to, especially millennials, now expect much more. Those employers embracing flexible working, as well as a suite of attractive benefits, ‘out-recruit’ and ‘out-retain’ their
competitors.”
Jessica Comolly-Jones, Director.
• “Tech has become a gamechanger. Securing a physical presence at local events used to be of paramount importance. Now it is secondary to an appropriately targeted social media and web presence.”
Terry Porter, Director.
• “Paper based applications, multiple-paged Thursday newspaper supplements, job centre careers fairs etc. have given into online applications/inductions/tests, website pre-selections and video interviewing.”
Tina Perry, Director.

The 2022 market
When asked about the challenges hiring managers face today, Lloyd said “post Brexit and Lockdowns, the availability of ‘talented’ people significantly reduced, and employers continue to struggle to find talented people at many levels, and in many sectors.
Job seeker numbers are increasing, many individuals don’t have the experience, and/or skills, and/or qualifications, and/or attitudes necessary to meeting employers’ needs.”

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