“It doesn’t make sense to hire smart people and then tell them what to do; We hire smart people so they can tell us what to do.” – Steve Jobs


From Steve Jobs to Richard Branson and David Ogilvy. They all have an inspirational quote about how the success of a company is dependent on the talent that works there. But first, that talent has to want to work there. The process that makes this happen is what we call Recruitment.

Contrary to what many people think, the recruitment industry consists of much more than just recruitment- and temp agencies. From Brokers, MSP’s and Executive Search agencies to Corporate Recruitment and Recruitment Marketing. They’re all focused on the same thing: getting the right person in the right place. And there’s a lot that goes into that. From ATS systems, job boards, and networking events, to online assessments and even Artificial Intelligence.

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The recruitment industry has grown very rapidly over the last few years. The number of recruitment companies in the Netherlands has more than doubled since 2013 and there’s even a shortage of skilled recruiters in certain sectors. The recruitment industry is strongly affected by what happens in the world. The corona-crisis for instance had a very noticeable impact on the recruitment industry. The number of vacancies has declined drastically in 2020, but nowadays, this number rises like never before and organizations have the biggest struggles to find new colleagues.

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The recruitment industry also reacts to shifts in the market. Where are the biggest opportunities? Who has the next billion-dollar idea? Which sector is now growing the fastest of all? This means the recruitment industry is strongly dependent on what the market is doing, but you can turn it around as well. Because without recruitment, companies can’t find new and valuable colleagues for them to grow. This means it’s a double-sided interaction.

Search X Recruitment follows the latest trends and developments in the Recruitment industry closely. Throughout the years we have served several different clients in this sector and built a valuable network of skilled professionals.

Our clients in the Recruitment Industry
Headfirst, Flipbase, Obvious People

Jobs in Recruitment


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