I may be insanely optimistic given the macro economic news (FTSE, Eurozone,low growth) but i see a really good year ahead next year for the UK recruitment economy.
Speaking from our own client base (biased towards retail/catering/hospitality/IT) - we are booking increased ad volume in contracts for vast majority of businesses who are up for contract review
we have sign off for (long awaited) new initiatives for Q4 2011/Q1 2012
seem to have some movement of personnel of clients - which has created a healthy new business pipeline
But.....still the news out there is so grim, maybe we are just lucky...