Firstly I must congratulate the organisers of the Recruitment Expo at Olympia. It was first class and all the Suppliers I spoke to said they had been really busy with enquiries and demos.
So what has happened?
 Businesses have had a good January and looking at a good February depending on what gets closed today. Therefore people who have sitting on a bag of nails (disparate or desperate processes) for the last 3 years are now in panic mode.
 Suppliers into the recruitment sector have had to get better, Bullhorn, eploy, Mercury CRM, Cube19, ETZ and Ebsta have come from nowhere to challenge Bond Adapt, Microdec, Daxtra, InTime and Saber. These businesses along with Voyager and Actonomy have recreated themselves and now have strong products. There is a lot to chose from.
 Social media interaction, online videos, candidate portals and mobile apps have become most have items on the businesses candidate attraction strategies. LinkedIn has taken hold and the cost keep going up or the functionality keeps going down.
 Training and Consultancy on how to be Consultants has matured and there are now loads of people who can Coach, Mentor and Advise.
It's time to change. Well done Recruitment Expo for creating the event and allowing people to see