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Employment tribunal fees ruled unlawful

The Supreme Court has ruled that fees for those bringing employment tribunal claims, which could also include claims brought against employers and recruiters for discrimination during the recruitment process, are unlawful.

26 July 2017

Robert Walters sees leap in fee income

Robert Walters has reported a 20% increase in UK net fee income in the six months ended 30 June.

26 July 2017

Amazon doubles London high-tech requirement

Amazon plans to double the number of high-tech staff from 450 to 900 at a new London development centre.

26 July 2017

Staffline confirms NHS Professionals bid

Staffline’s chief executive has confirmed it has bid for a controlling stake in NHS Professionals and expects to find out this autumn if this bid has been successful.

Public sector 26 July 2017

Government gets tough on labour abuse and online job scams

The government is getting tough on labour exploitation and online job scams, with both the employment minister and director of labour market enforcement highlighting the issue today.

Legislation 25 July 2017

Chisbridge offer for InterQuest receives 50+% backing

The board of Chisbridge has achieved the shareholder backing it needs to acquire technology recruiter InterQuest.

ContractsIT/Telecoms 25 July 2017
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FINANCIALS: Heidrick & Struggles sees slight rise in revenue

Global executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles has seen a marginal increase in revenue for the quarter ended 30 June 2017.

Panda cuddler: best job in the world?

Is professional panda cuddler the best job in the world? It’s an actual job, apparently, as the BBC revealed this morning to a cooing audience.

Lighter Side 25 July 2017

FINANCIALS: ManpowerGroup results reveal revenues up

ManpowerGroup has seen a marginal increase in revenues, according to results for the three months ended 30 June 2017.

Financials 25 July 2017

FINANCIALS: Randstad reveals increase from UK business

Randstad has seen revenue from its UK business increase 2% year-on-year, according to results for the second quarter of the 2017.

FINANCIALS: SThree’s overseas business offsets 16% fall in the UK

Overseas revenue growth has helped international SThree offset a 16% drop in year-on-year gross profits in the UK, according to interim results for the half year ended 31 May 2017.

Recruiters press for longer freedom of movement

Recruiters have called on government to extend freedom of movement for a further four years after Brexit.

Public finds hospitality sector has most intimidating professionals

Recruiters could carve out a niche for themselves by supplying non-intimidating candidates to hotels and bars, if new research is anything to go by.

Quorn Foods looks to hire 300 as it doubles production

A food manufacturer is to create 300 jobs in the North-East. The BBC reports Quorn Foods will create the new roles over the next five years, as it doubles production at its main plant in Teesside.

APPOINTMENTS: 24-28 JULY 2017

This week’s appointments include: Korn Ferry, Sphere Digital Recruitment, ZRG Partners

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 24-28 JULY 2017

This week’s contracts and deals, including: Aasaanjobs, Boxington Corporate Finance, Boyd & Moore Executive Search, Ganymede Energy, PayStream, Robert Walters, SSE, TechnoPro

NEW TO THE MARKET: 24-28 JULY 2017

Latest new launches, openings or products within the recruitment industry, including: Backline Logistic Support Services, Celtic Manor Resort, Credas, PMP Recruitment

Recruiters spill the beans on candidates’ worst CV lies

Ever jumped out of the window to escape the porkies you’ve told on your CV catching up with you at interview?

Husband of Belfast actress banned from running recruitment agency

The husband of actress Alexandra Ford, best known for playing Dympna in the BBC Northern Ireland comedy series Give My Head Peace, has been banned from running a recruitment agency for 10 years.

Recruiters warned not to ignore ASA guidance on gender ads

Recruiters have been warned not to place recruitment adverts featuring stereotypical gender roles on behalf of clients, or risk sanction from the Advertising Standards Authority.

Rec-to-rec, Marketing 21 July 2017

FINANCIALS: Empresaria results show strong trading in the UK

Empresaria reports strong trading in the UK, with group net fee income up 26% year-on-year, according to a trading update released this morning.

Financials 21 July 2017

FINANCIALS: Sellick Partnership sees turnover up 10%

Sellick Partnership has seen turnover increase 10% year-on-year, according to the company’s annual results.

Recruiters should review the gender pay gap

Employers have been urged to review the roles they recruit for to ensure there are strong reasons for any gender pay gap that exists or risk being brought to tribunal.

20 July 2017

Recruiters call for clarity over Scotland post-Brexit

Scottish recruiters have called on the government to develop a clear, coherent approach to immigration post-Brexit, regardless of whether Holyrood successfully secures different arrangements to the rest of the UK.

Co-op creates jobs in Manchester with two new stores

Manchester’s retail sector is to be boosted to the tune of 35 new jobs as a result of a £1m investment in two new stores.

Retail 20 July 2017

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