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Mentor remains confident in White's Apprentice chances

Viewers have seen only 25% of the potential of recruiter James White, according to his mentor, who remains confident he can follow the successes of Ricky Martin and Lee McQueen and win this year’s television reality show contest The Apprentice.

 

20 October 2017

Canine recruit drops out of CIA

There has been a happy ending for a candidate who has had to drop out of one of the CIA’s recruitment programmes.

20 October 2017

Trust Tech eyes controlling stake in gap personnel group

Japanese-listed staffing company Trust Tech has announced plans to acquire a controlling 75% stake in gap personnel group.

Boeing hangar construction brings 100 new jobs for Surrey

Surrey’s manufacturing sector is to be boosted to the tune of 100 new jobs.

Engineering 20 October 2017

Future cyber security talent sorted but plugging gaps now is less certain

Recruiting the next generation of talent the UK needs to fight cyber security threats in the future is well under way – the challenge is dealing with the next five years.

Top 10 socially engaged recruitment agencies

Hays, PageGroup and Adecco all feature in LinkedIn’s 2017 rankings for most socially engaged large recruitment agencies, but who has come where in the list?

The Apprentice White Watch: Does recruitment’s hopeful make it through?

It’s week three of The Apprentice and the question on everyone’s lips is: did recruitment’s representative survive into week four?

Lighter Side 19 October 2017

FINANCIALS: Prime People’s performance in line with expectations

Global professional and technical recruiter Prime People is trading in line with expectations, according to an update released yesterday.

‘Future of jobs’ report calls for more work between schools and business

Progress on inclusion, social mobility, pay gaps and productivity are among the new ways that government and business need to measure the success of the UK jobs market, a report by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) has recommended.

Public sector, Education 19 October 2017

Government aims to become top D&I employer by 2020

The government has set out a new diversity & inclusion strategy with the aim of becoming the UK’s most inclusive employer by the year 2020.

Public sector 16 October 2017

Medical services firm PSS creates 100 new roles

A Yorkshire medical services firm, which supplies GP practices with pharmacists, is creating 100 new jobs.

APPOINTMENTS: 16-20 OCTOBER 2017

This week’s appointments include: Franklin Fitch, Frontline Recruitment, Green Park, Impellam, ManpowerGroup, Oyster Partnership, PeoplePlus, TeamJobs

NEW TO THE MARKET: 16-20 OCTOBER 2017

This week’s new product, offices and offerings include: BrooksonCandiRight, iwant2bea, Fircroft, iMultiply, Madgex, MSS People, NHS Northamptonshire, Taylor Higson

Online peer recommendations could revolutionise recruitment

Dedicated industry online forums offering peer-to-peer recommendations could revolutionise recruitment processes.

IT/Telecoms, Accounting/Finance 13 October 2017

Recruitment director banned for seven years

The director of a Birmingham-based recruiter has been banned from acting as a director for seven years.

Legislation 13 October 2017

‘Golden hellos’ positive but won’t solve GP crisis say recruiters

Recruiters have urged the government to come up with a more “robust” approach to tackle the UK’s chronic shortage of general practitioners.

Top UK firms to have at least one BAME director on board by 2021

The UK’s top firms should have at least one board level director of an ethnic minority within the next four years, a new government-backed report has recommended.

LegislationExecutive search 13 October 2017

Amazon creates 1,000 jobs at new distribution centre

The North-West’s industrial sector stands to benefit from more than 1,000 new jobs in the region.

Retail, Transport & logistics 13 October 2017

Is the UK addicted to cheap labour?

The director general of the British Chambers of Commerce has rejected the notion that UK business is addicted to recruiting cheap labour.

Legislation 12 October 2017

Blog: REC reports from SNP party conference

Continuing the series of Recruitment and Employment Confederation blogs from this year’s major political party conferences – Karen O’Reilly, stakeholder engagement manager at the REC, reports from the Scottish National Party conference in Glasgow.

Legislation 12 October 2017

Did James make it through on The Apprentice?

So did recruitment’s representative in The Apprentice 2017 survive the second week of the competition?

Lighter Side 12 October 2017

Hays posts 13% boost in net fee income

Recruitment giant Hays posted a 13% increase in overall net fee income, including some marginal NFI growth in the UK and Ireland, for the three months to 30 September.

Financials 12 October 2017

Charity to recruit coach for ex-offenders

A charity helping women with criminal convictions find jobs has received funding to employ a full-time recruitment coach.

UK&Ireland 12 October 2017

Meaningful relationships can still outperform AI in recruitment

If you spend each day making cold call after cold call rather than concentrating on building meaningful client relationships, then artificial intelligence (AI) is coming for your job.

HR 11 October 2017

ASA upholds misleading claim against ‘modelling agency’ ad

The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld a complaint against an advert casting for models, actors and dancers placed by First Step Modelling for falsely claiming they were a recruitment agency.

Legislation 11 October 2017

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