2018 Summer Market Update for the local Practice & Taxation market.

eXactitude have been busy in the first half of 2018 working on search campaigns to find quality tax, audit and general practice staff at qualified, part-qualified and non-qualified levels for local firms.

There is still a shortage of quality talent in the market, but if firms have a compelling employment proposition and are willing to pay a fair market rate, attracting people with ambition to progress in the profession is still possible.

It is important for employers to think about what positively differentiates them in the market from other firms and evaluate carefully the motivations of each individual looking for a new challenge.  This enables the interview process to be tailored to reassure and sell the benefits of a move.

Firms that are able to offer flexible working (which may include; days working from home, the ability to buy/sell holiday, part-time, or flexible core hours) are modernising the practice workplace and attracting talent from traditional practices.

eXactitude have placed individuals who are looking for a steady job but have perhaps been undervalued in their current firm, but have also helped partners find highly ambitious individuals for succession planning hires.

Essentially eXactitude can employ sophisticated search techniques with a contingency style “success only” fee model to minimise risk to the hiring firm.  Contact us to find out more if you have an interesting opportunity.

In the commercial division, eXactitude have helped several partners source commercial FC’s, FM’s and FD’s for their clients.  This work can be undertaken directly with the client or billed through the practice if required, do reach out if this may be of interest as a “value add” to your clients.

Director Change:

In other important news, many of you will have worked with Chris Castle over several decades across the region.  Chris is stepping back (to enjoy partial retirement) from his day to day executive role but will be still acting as a consultant to eXactitude for interesting partner level corporate deals and/or succession planning.

Taking over the “desk” is Carrie Tout who has worked in the recruitment market both locally and in London for 15+ years.  She will be working closely with Chris for the rest of 2018 to ensure continuity of service is maintained.  Click the link below for Carrie’s eXactitude biography.

Carrie Tout

Enquiries on any issue in the market are very welcome, and of course, all communication, will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

Kind regards

Carrie Tout

07885 651 589

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