Social recruiting June 2017

From pounding the streets of London to putting those quizzing brain cells to use, here’s what you’ve been up to outside recruiting…

26 May 2017

Don’t follow the scale – go after niche, Blair advises recruitment start-ups

Fledgling recruitment firms should specialise in roles that are not “economically viable” to be sourced in-house, according to Kevin Blair, global talent acquisition leader at international IT firm Cisco.

26 May 2017

Morson mocks-up comic book hero profiles to entice mortals to apply for jobs

A social media marketing campaign launched by Morson Group involving famous fictional engineers Darth Vader, the Incredible Hulk and Iron Man has successfully attracted job applications for some of their vacant roles.

Everton needs you - to be a match day steward

Ever wanted to be part of the match day experience at one of the Premier League’s top clubs?

Hospitality/Leisure 26 May 2017

Travelodge creates 1,000 roles over the summer

Travelodge is seeking to fill 1,000 positions across its UK network this summer.

Hospitality/Leisure 26 May 2017

AI revolution: improving the entire employment cycle

From candidate sourcing and recruitment to retention, artificial intelligence (AI) can potentially help organisations improve their performance throughout the employment cycle, attendees heard at a recent morning seminar in London. DeeDee Doke reports from the event.

HR 25 May 2017

gap Personnel embarks on ‘major’ acquisition drive

UK industrial labour provider gap Personnel Group has hit the acquisition trail in search of staffing companies within the blue collar, industrial and technical sectors.

TalkTalk appoints Dickinson chief people officer

TalkTalk has appointed Mark Dickinson chief people officer, with responsibility for group activities, including the overall HR strategy.

PeopleIT/Telecoms, HR 25 May 2017

FINANCIALS: Parity Group makes ‘satisfactory’ start to the year

Parity Group has made a “satisfactory” start to the year’s trading, according to the talent management business’s non-executive chairman John Conoley.

REC launches its manifesto for jobs

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation has launched a ‘manifesto for jobs’ ahead of June’s General Election, with one recommendation to prepare young people better for the world of work.

Redline Trading Solutions creates jobs in Belfast

US-based Redline Trading Solutions, a niche global provider of Fintech services, is to open a global support centre in Belfast, creating up to 20 new jobs.

Sales, Engineering 25 May 2017

Recruitment consultant invokes the Spirit of Manchester with offer of lifts

A Wigan-based recruitment consultant is just one of many people within the Greater Manchester area to have invoked the ‘Spirit of Manchester’ offering help to anyone caught up in Monday night’s tragic events at the Manchester arena.

People 24 May 2017

Union in court to seek recognition for Deliveroo workers

The Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB) has started legal proceedings to secure union representation for workers at food courier firm Deliveroo.

Christmas pudding maker takes on staff for Christmas rush

The last Christmas shopping day is just seven months away. With this in mind, Derbyshire-based Christmas pudding maker Matthew Walker has created 45 jobs at its Heanor plant.

UK firms plan to hire more temps in next quarter

UK firms are becoming increasingly reliant on temporary workers, according to the latest data from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC).

Social care, Engineering 24 May 2017
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Star Recruit: Brendan Foster

Stuart Hatton, managing director at The Crewing Company, gives a few potential job roles suited to Brendan Foster, who recently announced his retirement from athletics commentary.

Lighter Side 24 May 2017

Carrying on in Wehn

Henning Wehn – the self-styled ‘German comedy ambassador’ – has told Recruiter he is resentful of German comedians coming over to the UK taking over British people’s observational comedy jobs.

Lighter Side 24 May 2017

Taking home the trophies

The Recruiter Awards 2017 took place at the Grosvenor House Hotel in May, where 32 trophies were picked up on the night.

24 May 2017

Work holistically with recruitment and training to tackle talent shortages

Recruitment and training departments need unified key performance indicators (KPIs) so organisations can meet upcoming talent shortages head-on, reports Graham Simons.

Government review to give workers on zero-hours contracts ‘right to request’ fixed hours

Workers on zero-hour contracts are set to be given the right to request fixed hours, according to reports.

Firms urged to commit to employing 12% more older workers

The government’s business champion for older workers Andy Briggs has called on UK firms to publicly commit to employing 12% more older workers by 2022.

23 May 2017

Ascensos creates call centre jobs at the other end of the country

Isle of Wight’s commercial staffing sector is set to benefit to the tune of 600 jobs.

Staffline remains tight-lipped over reported bid for NHS Professionals

Staffline Group says it is unable to comment over reports linking the staffing and employability firm with a bid to take a controlling stake in NHS Professionals.

Run for your life from the job interviews from hell

Asking a candidate “Do you like foot massages?” is perhaps the stand-out question to feature in’s compilation of job interviews from hell.

Lighter SideHR 22 May 2017

Chinese students flock to Australia to plug gap in China’s wine industry

Chinese students are heading to South Australia to study winemaking to plug a talent winemaking shortage in China’s own wine industry.

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