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16 August 2017

No government U-turn on Apprenticeship Levy

The government says it has no plans to make changes to the Apprenticeship Levy, despite widespread criticism of its effects on the recruitment industry and on the ability of temporary workers to benefit.

Industry reaction as unemployment falls to 42-year low

Despite fears that a combination of a consumer squeeze and Brexit uncertainty is damaging the economy, the UK labour market continues to perform strongly, according to official figures released today.

Malmaison and Hotel du Vin expand apprenticeships

The hotel group behind the Malmaison and Hotel du Vin brands is to extend the range of apprenticeship it offers over the next year as part of its efforts to attract, develop and retain talent.

Readers’ views: 14-18 August 2017

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Public sector, Social care 16 August 2017

Social recruiting September 2017

From running triathlons and checking out new surroundings, we’ve all been busy outside of recruiting!

Lighter Side 16 August 2017

LinkedIn launches Pipeline Builder and Career Pages

LinkedIn has launched Pipeline Builder and Career Pages – two new product features aimed at helping recruiters engage more productively with candidates.

HR 15 August 2017

Flexible working for all a great idea in an ideal world, say recruiters

Although broadly supportive, recruiters have questioned the practicalities of a recommendation by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).

Road improvements to provide 6,000 jobs boost

Up to 6,000 jobs are to be created as a result of three road improvement schemes announced by Highways England.

New online portal puts Volvo car dealers in the recruitment driving seat

Volvo Car UK has launched a new online recruitment portal for its 119-strong dealer network.

Sales, Transport & logistics 15 August 2017

Belfast-based Locum Match creates jobs

Belfast-based software firm Locum Match is creating 16 new jobs.

Retail, IT/Telecoms 15 August 2017


This week’s appointments include: Monday at Nine, Pink Squid

Toby Holt and Amanda Hesketh

Start-up of the Month: Hesketh James

Ex-Kellan directors Toby Holt and Amanda Hesketh have joined force to launch the Manchester-based hospitality recruitment agency.

Hot 100

Last call for HOT 100 entrants

Don't delay if you want your company included in Recruiter's HOT 100 2017.

15 August 2017

Team is key for success of HR tech start-ups

A great team is the most important prerequisite for success for tech starts-up in the HR/recruitment sector, according to a serial tech investor and senior vice president at RPO and talent solutions provider Cielo.

HR 14 August 2017

Apprenticeship Levy costs hit agencies hard

Senior executives at two of the UK’s largest recruiters say that together it is costing them around £4.5m a year.

Applicants flood in to become global whisky ambassador

Grant’s Whisky’s recruitment campaign, aimed at finding three candidates to travel to a trio of countries to promote its whisky, has had a “really good” response.

Blizzard launches recruitment drive for more women

Video games maker Blizzard is has launched a recruitment drive for more female and ethnic minority workers.

Creative/Digital/Media 14 August 2017

Toronto shoplifter lands job after kindly cop buys him suit

A Toronto shoplifter caught stealing a suit for a job interview has landed a new job.

Lighter Side 14 August 2017

What question should candidates never ask at interview?

Do you know what the top question is candidates should never ask at interview? The big no-no is: “What does your company do?”

HR 14 August 2017

Invest NI funding helps Woodmarque recruit new roles

Dungannon-based Woodmarque in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland is creating 16 new roles.

Industrial/Manufacturing 14 August 2017


This week’s contracts and deals, including: Eligo, Retinue Housing


Latest new launches, openings or products within the recruitment industry, including: Bluestones Logistics, Opus Professional Services Group, Red Eagle, Spencer Ogden

Hot 100

Last call for HOT 100 entrants

Time is of the essence for your company’s inclusion in Recruiter’s HOT 100 2017. Produced in association with Agile Intelligence, the 11th iteration of this highly regarded and prestigious league table of UK recruiters is set for publication in the January 2018 issue of Recruiter.

Lighter Side 11 August 2017

Football and recruitment have much in common, says member of Spurs women’s team

The skills required to be a top-flight footballer and a successful recruiter are not as far apart as you might think, according to Madelene Wright, a media/exhibitions resourcer at Ascension Global Recruitment and Tottenham Hotspur women’s footballer.

Lighter Side 11 August 2017

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