Barclay Simpson Releases 2012 Corporate Governance Market Reports

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The annual Barclay Simpson reports on corporate governance recruitment were released today. It looks at the economic trends surrounding the corporate governance environment and provides information on everything the people working within in corporate governance need to know.

Barclay Simpson Corporate Governance Recruitment Market Report 2012

The annual Barclay Simpson market reports on corporate governance recruitment were released today. In addition to the overall report providing an overview of all areas of corporate governance recruitment, there are specific reports for:

Internal Audit
Risk Management
Compliance
Legal
Information Security

Based on 22 years of specialising in corporate governance recruitment, the reports remain essential reading for corporate governance practitioners.

The reports assess economic trends in relation to the corporate governance environment and contain everything people working in corporate governance need to know about the recruitment market, the availability of corporate governance jobs, potential career prospects and how they can best develop their careers. They also provide perspective and insight into the corporate governance recruitment market for employers.

Overall picture

In the first six months of 2011, the corporate governance recruitment market appeared reassuringly normal. Outside of the public sector, demand was spread across the various sectors of the economy and candidate shortages were as evident as at any time in the past.

However, the overall economic environment was far from normal, with the sovereign debt issues within the Eurozone becoming an ever darker cloud on the horizon.

In the second half of 2011, as the Eurozone debt crisis escalated, it generated uncertainty that started to have a significant impact on businesses and on corporate governance recruitment.

Whilst companies were demonstrating the desire to recruit by registering vacancies and conducting interviews, they became more reluctant to make offers of employment. The Barclay Simpson Placement Index shows that corporate governance placements in the final quarter of 2011 were just half the number achieved during the peak in 2010.

This slowdown had a corresponding effect on salary increases which rapidly dropped back from the levels of the first six months of 2011.

2012 is likely to be a pivotal year for the corporate governance recruitment market where the need to recruit will be finely balanced against Eurozone inspired uncertainties.

About Barclay Simpson

  •     Barclay Simpson is a leading international corporate governance recruitment consultancy providing permanent and interim recruitment solutions for internal audit, risk management, compliance, information security and legal and treasury professionals.
  •     2012 Market Report: http://www.barclaysimpson.com/market-report-2012

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