This has been the findings of FamBiz Recruitment partner, NXT Recruitment in the past couple of months!
During the pandemic, NXT worked with family businesses initially to fill temporary and fixed term contracts alongside with providing general HR support and advice, but more recently they have reported seeing a rise in permanent recruitment.
They put this down to businesses feeling more secure and able to plan more effectively for their changing needs.
Jason Hodgson, Recruitment Director said, “Many family businesses have gone through some kind of restructure or diversification by way of introducing new services and products. This has given them the opportunity to look at the direction in which they want the business to grow and hence we’ve had lots of calls regarding new roles and expanding departments, particularly in digital marketing, IT, finance, logistics and supply chain.”
NXT have also been working alongside family businesses who have decided to recruit for non-family members in senior positions. Much of the time, the need has arisen from a skills gap where the business has diversified and requires specialist expertise at a senior level that don’t currently exist within the company.
Jason adds, “We understand the dynamics of a family business and the complexities that can come when restructuring and recruiting non-family members, especially in senior management and leadership roles. We offer a professional service but in a relaxed and environment and we make it our business to get to know your business! There’s no better time than now to be looking at your growth plans and to be making sure you have the right people in the right place.”
In these unique and challenging times, family businesses are looking for trusted advice from experts that understand their requirements, to help steer them through any changes. NXT are able to offer just that – as a family business themselves, their approach is to get to know their clients on a deeper level, in order to provide sound advice on recruitment options and strategy.
For help or advice, contact the team at NXT via email info@NXTRecruitment.co.uk