A Swot Analysis of Capita
Autor: viki • March 8, 2011 • Essay • 875 Words (4 Pages) • 1,620 Views
• The industry is a mature and experienced one, with a collective knowledge of all the business and public sectors in the UK.
• For businesses that do not have their own recruitment professional in house, the recruitment firm offers a straightforward way of sourcing new staff.
• Recruitment companies can save their clients a lot of time in selecting candidates and preparing suitable job specifications.
• Recruitment companies often have the best knowledge of the recruitment market, the type of applicants that there are, and the pay and conditions that are appropriate.
• Specialist recruitment companies play an important role for clients in niche sectors of the economy that need to recruit very specific expertise.
• Recruitment companies have databases of candidates which can prove invaluable to a client.
• Recruitment companies can act as brokers or advisors to both clients and candidates by creatively matching people to vacancies.
• Executive search firms fulfill an important role in this market, finding individuals who fit very specific criteria in circumstances where secrecy and confidentiality abound.
• Recruitment companies are still dogged by a poor image, which the industry's leading organizations are seeking to remedy.
• The industry is highly vulnerable to changes in employment patterns.
• The industry suffers from a high staff turnover.
• Recruitment companies as a whole spend too little on training.
• One of the market's biggest weaknesses is that it is performing the role of intermediary — a role that is under threat from direct purchasing in many business sectors.
• The sector is dependent on candidate quality and candidate supply, and there are often shortages of candidates in the recruitment market, especially when the economy is weak.
• Recruitment process outsourcing is still a growth market.
• Firms could provide clients with related services to recruitment, thus adding value.
• Recruitment companies could offer a more in-depth advisory service to clients.
• Serving specialist niches in the market, including specialist websites, could add value.
• Making sophisticated use of social networking sites would enable companies to access a wider range of candidates.