Small and medium businesses are spending a whopping £116,545 per year on recruitment agency fees on average – even if they are not increasing employee headcounts.
Statistics from Consult Inhouse found that there is often a lack of visibility around total staffing spend. The researchers analysed data from the Recruitment &andEmployment Confederation (REC), which found that the average recruitment fee for a single permanent placement increased by 6.4% in 2017/18 to reach £4,238.
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