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Goldsmith sentencing adjourned

Sentencing of Gary Goldsmith that was due to have taken place today at Westminster Magistrates’ Court was adjourned until 28 November. The reason for the adjournment is not known, reports Colin Cottell from the court.

21 November 2017

Don’t be too restrictive with your restrictive covenants, warns Lawspeed

The importance of properly drafted restrictive covenants has been highlighted in a recent decision by the Court of Appeal.

Legal, HR 21 November 2017

FINANCIALS: Empresaria Group on track for record profit but could have been even better

International specialist staffing Empresaria Group says it is on track to deliver record profit before tax for 2017.

21 November 2017

New UPS hub could deliver 1,000+ jobs to the East Midlands

Parcel delivery firm UPS could be bringing more than 1,000 new jobs to a site near East Midlands Airport if recently submitted plans are accepted.

Transport & logistics 21 November 2017

APPOINTMENTS: 20-24 NOVEMBER 2017

This week’s appointments include: ClearStar

PeopleSales, HR 21 November 2017

MP proposals on ‘gig’ employer crackdown good news for recruiters

Proposals from a cross-party group of MPs to crackdown on ‘gig economy’ employers exploiting loopholes in employment law will be welcome news for recruiters.

GLAA looks into exploitation in London

Investigators from the Gangmasters & Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) employed their new powers during a week of action looking into reports of possible labour exploitation in London.

Hiring managers still not trained in unconscious bias, finds Adecco

More than one in three organisations are not training hiring managers to avoid unconscious bias, according to research by Adecco.

20 November 2017

New development creates over 100 jobs in the Potteries

One of the six towns that make up the city of Stoke-on-Trent is to get a jobs boost, thanks to the next development of a former factory site.

Retail, Transport & logistics 20 November 2017

NEW TO THE MARKET: 20-24 NOVEMBER 2017

This week’s new product, offices and offerings include: Driver Hire, Encore Personnel

Despite being fired, Shah recommends recruiters should try and get hired on The Apprentice

Would-be Apprentice candidates from the recruitment industry should think outside the box if they plan on pitching a new recruitment agency to Lord Sugar.

Lighter SideIT/Telecoms 17 November 2017

Manchester United on the lookout for new handyman

Is it your dream job to be involved with a top class football team – for instance, helping a certain José Mourinho in ways that even his players couldn’t do?

Ever tried to recruit a chocolate-ologist or an ice assistant?

What’s the weirdest job you’ve ever recruited for? Can it beat chocolate-ologist, ice assistant or blood labeller?

Two businesses boost jobs in Wrexham

Wrexham in North Wales has been boosted by the promise of 350 new jobs from two employers.

Don’t fear the rise of the machine says James Reed

Recruiters should concentrate on building large global networks and ensuring consultants’ knowledge and skills are up to date rather than fear the rise of the machines, according to James Reed, chairman of recruitment giant REED.

People 16 November 2017

Have the would-be recruitment Apprentices made it through?

The recruitment industry has lost its first representative from the BBC TV reality show The Apprentice 2017 but which one?

Lighter Side 16 November 2017

Apprenticeships overtake graduate programmes for talent attraction says The FIRM

Apprentice programmes have overtaken graduate programmes as the most popular structured initiative for engaging future talent, according to this year’s annual survey of members of The FIRM (Forum for In-House Recruitment Managers).

UK&Ireland 16 November 2017

Deliveroo ruling raises more questions over gig economy

While labour law body the Central Arbitration Committee (CAC) has ruled that riders for online food delivery company Deliveroo are self-employed, questions remain over the status of individuals engaged in work across the gig economy.

FINANCIALS: Impellam expects earnings to be down

Impellam Group says it expects full-year earnings to be slightly below expectations, according to a trading update.

Goldsmith could face tough community order next week

Gary Goldsmith, who yesterday pleaded guilty to assaulting his wife by beating, could be made to carry out unpaid work, be the subject to a curfew and have to meet other requirements, based on remarks made in court yesterday.

People 15 November 2017

Candidates can relate to robot traits in leaders

Do the candidates on your database share character traits in common with some of the more high profile robots on TV and film such as C3PO or even the Terminator (see below)?

Lighter SideHR 15 November 2017

Latest employment figures highlight UK skills shortage

While UK unemployment has held steady, the number of people in work across the country has recorded its biggest fall since 2015.

15 November 2017

Travelodge opens hotels and creates new jobs

Budget hotel chain Travelodge is creating 140 new jobs as it expands and opens up seven new hotels across the UK in the run-up to Christmas.

Retail, Hospitality/Leisure 15 November 2017
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Social recruiting December 2017

From ghostly Halloween fundraising to having Hawaiian-themed fun days, here are some of the things you’ve been getting up to outside of recruitment…
 

Gary Goldsmith pleads guilty to assaulting his wife by beating

Gary Goldsmith pleaded guilty at Westminster Magistrates' Court today to assaulting his wife Julie-Ann and will be sentenced on 21 November, Recruiter reports from court.

People 14 November 2017

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