The EU referendum vote for the UK to leave the EU (Brexit) in July 2016 caused a lot of uncertainty, anxiety and unrest across the UK. UK data showed job vacancy adverts fell by 700,000 in the week immediately following the Brexit decision. The future is uncertain for Britain and its economy so employers are under increased pressure to make the right hiring decisions.
Despite the news of Brexit it has been business as usual in recruiting for the intellectual property (IP) and legal sectors for the team at Dawn Ellmore Employment. No existing roles have been put on hold; in fact demand for employees remains high with starting salaries for both permanent and temporary/contract staff remaining steady and commensurate with pre-Brexit levels.
Clients have told us that having staff correctly aligned to meet business needs and measuring their productivity is increasingly important. As a result of this some clients have shifted towards recruiting staff on shorter term contracts (i.e.3-6 months) as opposed to permanent positions so they can try out potential recruits.
If you are looking (or even just thinking about looking) for new IP and legal roles our advice to you is that the IP and legal market remains strong and now is a good time to consider a career move. If you would like a confidential chat about your individual requirements please contact us.