The introduction to our last report covering Q1 of 2016 identified the economic volatility that we’d seen during that period, but we were still able to offer a report that presented a positive view of the procurement job market overall. However, the economic volatility we referred to in Q1 seems to be just a mere ripple by comparison to the events we’ve observed since the result of the EU referendum was confirmed on the 24th June.
So in this issue we assess the trends that we observed during the past three months in the markets we focus on, but on this occasion, there is also significant coverage of the impact of the recent EU referendum. We have spent the past fortnight gathering the opinions of senior managers from across the profession as well as understanding the thoughts of many of the EU citizens in our network. We also offer our own opinions on the impact so far along with our hopes and concerns for the future.