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?

IT/Telecoms 21 July 2017

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.

Creative/Digital/Media 21 July 2017

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

Neurovalens creates new jobs to develop weight loss product

Technology firm Neurovalens is creating seven new jobs as it develops Modius, a wearable weight loss device, which combines neuroscience & technology to solve health issues.

Marketing & Sales, Retail 20 July 2017

My Brilliant Recruitment Career: Lee Walker

We look into the background of people working in recruitment to see what their aspirations were when they were younger – and what makes them tick today...

PeopleExecutive search, HR 19 July 2017

Don’t ignore business in Brexit debate, Cook warns

The group CEO of specialist recruiter nGAGE has warned the views of business need to be heard in the current debate about Brexit.

JobsOutlook reveals positive news sector-wide

Employers across all sectors are seeking to hire for permanent roles, according to the latest JobsOutlook by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC).

19 July 2017

AG Outsourcing creates nearly 500 jobs in Scotland

A call centre firm is to create around 500 new jobs in Scotland.

The English top the interview honesty list – so they say

The English are the most honest UK candidates at interview – well, at least they claim to be.

Lighter Side 19 July 2017

Social recruiting August 2017

From skydiving to karting, It’s a Knockout-ing to gunging, recruiters have certainly been busy over the summer…

Lighter Side 19 July 2017

GLAA boss seeks to allay Brexit fears

The executive director of the GLAA (Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority) has sought to allay fears that Brexit will hamper its ability to tackle people trafficking, labour exploitation and modern slavery.

Take a break but make it later if you want to contact candidates

Do you take your lunch at 1pm sharp? You may want to rethink the timing of this, particularly if you’re seeking to contact a candidate with the perfect opportunity.

Lighter Side 18 July 2017

New build in Northern Ireland creates 750 jobs

Around 750 new jobs are to be created as a result of a new housing development in Derry, Northern Ireland.

Remarkable feet of loyalty by Be-IT Resourcing manager

An operations manager at an Edinburgh-based agency Be-IT Resourcing has become the latest recruiter to tattoo his company logo about his personage.

Michael Huttl

Start-up of the Month

Start-up of the Month: Secretary Affairs

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EASI remit could escalate

The Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate's remit could expand.

Legislation 18 July 2017


This week’s appointments include: DP Connect, Genesis Employment Services, Harper Harrison, National Locums, Sky Recruitment Solutions, Woodrow Mercer


This week’s contracts and deals, including: Genesis Employment Services, Hays Talent Solutions, National Locums, NonStop Recruitment, TAPFIN, Workday Human Capital Management

Paul Annis

Annis is proud of his Purple Halo

Former SALT Asia-Pacific Paul Annis leads new digital recruitment agency Purple Halo

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Recruitment barometer set fair

The UK recruitment industry is taking all the uncertainy in its stride, according to the latest Sector Barometer.

17 July 2017

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