The Third Year Itch


It’s Year 3 and, in theory, you should be feeling like an established recruitment business now rather than a start-up...




The early days of taking the plunge should feel like an almost distant memory now. If everything has gone to plan, you’ll have built a solid reputation or brand of your own, your bottom line is looking healthy, your placement rate is acceptable (hopefully more than acceptable) and your work life balance is, well, balanced.

If that is not the case and you’re suffering with a ‘Third Year Itch’ then here is a handy list of things to check in with while you might have been heads down in the day-to-day, rather than looking around for how things really are:

  • Processes
  • Staff culture & engagement
  • Partnerships & value adds
  • Tech
  • Events & learning