I got the first sense this week in a long time that some kind a real jobs appetite was starting to return to the market.
The number of briefs coming in to our consultancy is starting, I think, to show that the demand is returning. You wont see any pictures of green shoots or mentions of anything green at all but if you want an instinct on what is happening, then there you have it.
It was good to see the Reed Index reporting some positive year on year stats for post Easter too.
I am looking forward to seeing some more good news reports later this year.
I remember two things about the year 2007. One was driving home listening to radio 4 reporting that according to two eminent economists we were heading south rapidly and about to enter 10 years of economic austerity.
Running the recruitment business I was at the time the tap had already been figuratively speaking turned off (and yes anyone in recruitment at the time will know it was that obvious and dramatic).
At the time of course I didn’t want to believe it having worked hard to get a business up and running.