Akin to the tourism and travel industry, the commercial property market has undergone a real shake up over the past number of months. We have been speaking to many business leaders who are desperately trying to balance a host of decisions, such as social distancing, rental agreements and remote employee engagement. In order to answer some of these prevalent questions our Managing Director, Matthew Wilcox, hosted a discussion on these topics with flexible work space experts Instant Group. Instant Group place more than 11,000 companies in flexible work spaces annually around the world. The panel of experts included Matt Dawson - Strategic Sales Consultant, John Williams - Head of Marketing, and James Booth - CFO. They tackled the many uncertainties, below is a summary of short Q&A video snippets: Is the office dead? What is remote working and what are the cost implications of not having a physical office? Motivating a remote workforce What is the future role of the office? Five predictions for the future of Corporate Real Estate We now have to question what is the purpose of the office? The new role of a Head of CRE (Commercial Real Estate) The importance of office design to entice employees to visit If you would like to contact us for more information on this webinar or general market trends, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, follow us on LinkedIn to stay up to date on business and recruitment trends.
In an episode of our Gi Group Leadership Webinar Series, we welcomed Paul Goodman, a Finance Director with extensive experience in a number of sectors, and Alastair Paterson, Marks Sattin Director, to discuss the challenges finance leaders have been facing in these unprecedented times. The areas they touch on include: Strong financial leadership Survival mentality Planning for recovery External support Watch our webinar recording below, which particularly looks at what finance leaders need to focus on now, and indeed how current and past professional experience can provide learnings for the future.
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Overview We are delighted to celebrate our ten year anniversary in theThames Valley this year. A lot has changed over the past ten years and we have become a leading agency in the region, covering Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Hampshire and Buckinghamshire. 2018 represented our best performance to date, beating our previous best by 38% NFI (Net Fee Income). Transactional 2018 has been a busy time for the transactional market in the Thames Valley, with the fight for talent as fierce in this area of the market as it is at the newly qualified level. Candidates are looking for their first study contract and typically have a few years’ experience behind them. With a wide range of options available, the best candidates are not around for long and a swift recruitment process is a must for companies who want to secure top talent. Executive The executive market has been extremely busy in the Thames Valley, despite the uncertain political backdrop. There was a 73% increase in the number of roles registered over the previous year, with the majority of these within the SME market. Part Qualified The market for part qualified candidates has been highly competitive for the last couple of years. With the unemployment rate staying consistent at 4%, the pool for best in class candidates is shrinking. Coupled with an increase in the number of vacancies registered, this makes for a heavily candidate driven market. Recruitment strategies and control of the process is pivotal to ensure clients secure the best talent. Qualified The qualified finance market in the Thames Valley was buoyant in 2018, in line with an active overall market for finance, accounting and commercial professionals. There has been a greater demand from clients for finance candidates to be value-add than simply reporting. They are looking for candidates who can influence and partner with business stakeholders to make an impact on the strategic direction of the business. Specialist Markets The pool of candidates in the specialist markets division has remained small this year. With both practice and industry competing for the best talent, employers are making sure they are looking after their people. We stay in touch with our candidates even when they are passive and the clear message from them is that they are happy in their roles and not looking to move. Surrey The Surrey recruitment market is one of the most buoyant and fastest growing in the UK. There are multiple factors contributing to its growth, including the arrival of some exciting new industries in the area. A number of global organisations have opted to relocate their head offices away from the city, resulting in a rise in the number of quality roles. Our Surrey office is relatively new (having opened earlier this year) and we have been able to capitalise on the growth in the area and offer many new opportunities to our candidate base. Download the full Thames Valley & Surrey 2019 Market Insight Report » View salaries and commentaries in other UK regions and Ireland »