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MEPs approve copyright changes that could affect use of memes

A committee of MEPs has approved changes to European copyright law that could dramatically affect how recruiters market their business through memes on social media.

21 June 2018

US firm brings software development jobs to Northern Ireland

A US healthcare company is creating 50 software development jobs in Northern Ireland.

Star Wars extras casting company targets Oxford

The company responsible for recruiting extras for the film Star Wars: The Last Jedi is heading to Oxford on the hunt for people to join its books for feature film and television work.

Creative/Digital/Media 21 June 2018

Half of employers worry whether candidate supply is sufficient

Half of UK employers harbour concerns over the sufficient availability of permanent candidates despite improved confidence in the UK economy this month.

Social care, Education 20 June 2018

SkyBlue Solutions doing well under new owner, says MD

The managing director of SkyBlue Solutions has spoken to Recruiter about his plans for the business following its purchase by a Midlands-headquartered recruitment agency.

Marx takes over from Searle at Airswift

Janette Marx is to take over the reins from Peter Searle as group chief executive at Airswift.

Recruiters struggle with quality of hire and talent scarcities

The biggest challenge facing recruiters in 2018 is a combination of getting the right quality of hire and talent scarcities, according to the results of a recent survey by recruitment technology firm Oleeo (formerly known as WCN) in association with Recruiter.

20 June 2018

Intern Europe reaches settlement in sex discrimination case

A Northern Ireland-based recruiter has reached a settlement with a former worker, who brought a sex discrimination case relating to her pregnancy.

19 June 2018

Landlord convicted of modern slavery offences

A landlord who was found to have enslaved his tenants, forced them to work in his takeaways and fed them leftovers rather than pay them has been convicted of modern slavery offences.

Hospitality/Leisure 19 June 2018

Alf Ramsey letter is a winner at auction

Rather like the England team last night, who snatched a last-minute victory, the letter confirming Sir Alf Ramsey’s appointment did better than expected at auction.

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 18-22 JUNE 2018

This week’s contracts include: Abbott Laboratories, Capita, City Bridge Trust, CivilisedBank, ClearStar, Curve Group, Dartmouth Partners, Head Medical, Literacy Capital, John Lewis, Mayor of London’s Young Londoners Fund, Ministry of Defence, SAP, Workday

Solicitors urge recruiters to educate clients on transgender inclusion

Recruiters have been urged to educate clients on the importance of having a policy in place reflective of an inclusive workplace that welcomes transgender people.

18 June 2018

Alf Ramsey appointment letter goes up for auction

A letter confirming the recruitment of England’s only World Cup-winning manager, Sir Alf Ramsey, is being put up for auction today.

Novosco creates IT jobs in Belfast and Manchester

A Belfast-based IT firm is creating 150 jobs in the UK.

IT/Telecoms 18 June 2018

NEW TO THE MARKET: 18-22 JUNE 2018

This week’s launches include: DSJ Global, Final Stage, Forum for In-house Recruitment Managers, Heidrick & Struggles, HRC Recruitment, Joss Search

APPOINTMENTS: 18-22 JUNE 2018

This week's appointments include: BCL Legal, Broadstone, Crown World Mobility, Head Resourcing, PK Education, Ridgeway Partners, Volcanic

Europe boosts SThree group profit by 11%

SThree’s group gross profit (GP) has grown 11% on last year, buoyed by strong growth in Continental Europe.

Trump helps launch new partnership

Specialist food & drinks manufacturing recruiters The Interim Circle and Kirkman Gary Associates have taken inspiration from Hollywood to announce their new partnership.

Executive search 15 June 2018

Doctors and nurses to be excluded from visa cap

The government has confirmed it will exclude doctors and nurses from the cap on skilled worker visas.

de Poel to rebrand under parent GRI’s name

de Poel is rebranding in a move that will see the neutral vendor managed service provider take the name of its US parent company GRI, the company announced yesterday.

Recruiters warned to kick booze problems into touch during World Cup

Recruiters have been warned to have an alcohol at work policy in place ahead of the World Cup kicking off today.

14 June 2018

Visa cap set to be waived for NHS

Recruiters have welcomed reports government is about to relax immigration rules to enable more doctors and nurses from outside the EU to come and work in the UK.

FINANCIALS: Korn Ferry reveals rise in revenue

Global executive search firm Korn Ferry has seen revenue rise 13% year-on-year, according to full year and Q4 2018 results.

TrueBlue’s PeopleScout acquires TMP Worldwide

US blue-collar recruiter TrueBlue has acquired UK recruitment process outsourcing provider TMP Holdings (operating as TMP Worldwide in the UK) through its PeopleScout business.

UK&Ireland 13 June 2018

Apprentice winner White plans to open London office this year

Last year’s BBC TV Apprentice winner James White has already expanded beyond IT recruitment and has his sights set on opening a London office this year.

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