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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 Protecting.co.uk’s compilation of job interviews from hell.

HR 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.

NEW TO THE MARKET: 22-26 MAY 2017

Latest new launches, openings or products within the recruitment industry, including Beyond360, Unite People, Workforce Recruitment

Anomali creates 120 jobs in Belfast with new European centre

US-based cyber security firm Anomali is to create 120 new jobs with the opening of a new centre in Belfast.

IT/Telecoms 22 May 2017

READERS’ VIEWS: 15-19 MAY 2017

A weekly round-up of comments on recruiter.co.uk stories

HR 22 May 2017

APPOINTMENTS: 22-26 MAY 2017

This week’s appointments including: Luckylink Recruitment, McGregor Boyall

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 22-26 MAY 2017

This week’s contracts and deals including: Recruitive

Union seeks talks with Transline owners over unpaid backpay

Unite the Union is seeking urgent talks with the new owners of Transline over outstanding backpay owed to workers, which the labour procurer supplied to sports retailer Sports Direct.

Conservative manifesto pledges highly skilled jobs for the young

Commitments to leave the European single market and to create a “modern industrial strategy”, aimed at helping young people into high skilled jobs of the future, were just some of the stand-out promises affecting recruitment in the Conservative’s Election Manifesto.

Legislation 19 May 2017

nGAGE acquires GCS Recruitment Specialists

Recruitment group nGAGE Specialist Recruitment has acquired technology staffing specialist GCS Recruitment Specialists. GCS operates from London, Reading, Dublin and New York.

ContractsIT/Telecoms 19 May 2017

Bright Sparks Recruitment job ad not misleading, finds ASA

The Advertising Standards Authority has not upheld a complaint made against an advert posted by graduate recruiter Bright Sparks Recruitment on Reed.co.uk.

Marketing 19 May 2017

Alison creates 30 jobs in Galway

Ireland-based learning platform Alison is to create 30 jobs at its newly refurbished offices in Galway Technology Park.

Russell Taylor Holdings buys Transline Group

Wirral-headquartered recruitment group Russell Taylor Holdings has bought labour procurer Transline Group.

Recruitment sees recent spate of MBO activity

Management buy-outs (MBOs) have always been a feature of the recruitment industry, but could a recent spate of MBO activity be a sign of things to come? Colin Cottell investigates.

18 May 2017

Ashworth says Chisbridge offer for InterQuest ‘good value’ for shareholders

The board of Chisbridge has officially launched its bid to take technology recruiter InterQuest into private ownership.

ContractsIT/Telecoms 18 May 2017

Lib Dems manifesto protects UK workers in the EU and improves diversity

Protecting UK citizens’ right to work in the European Union and commitments to improve diversity in recruitment are some of the stand out pledges affecting recruitment in the Liberal Democrat’s Election Manifesto.

Legislation 18 May 2017

FINANCIALS: Staffline bullish for year ahead

Staffing and employability organisation Staffline has made an “excellent” start to the year, according to CEO Andy Hogarth.

Recruiters round on Labour’s employment policies but like late payment plans

Labour Party plans to ensure workers have the same employment rights from day one and ban umbrella companies have been given short shrift by recruiters and umbrella companies.

Legislation 17 May 2017

InterQuest turns down offer to buy from Chisbridge

Two independent directors of InterQuest have knocked back an offer to buy the technology recruiter led by a new company formed by the group’s leadership team.

FinancialsIT/Telecoms 17 May 2017

APSCo manifesto pushes for Apprenticeship Levy reform

The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) is advocating for a reform of the collection and use of the Apprenticeship Levy in its new manifesto.

Employment rate hits record highs

The UK’s employment rate has hit levels not seen since records began in 1971.

17 May 2017

Labour’s pledges for recruiters and recruitment

The Labour Party has confirmed plans to ban umbrella companies in its election manifesto and ensure all workers are given equal employment rights, as well as offering hope to recruiters chasing late payment.

Errant email sent to candidate lands consultant in deep water…

A consultant that inadvertently accused a candidate of “bulls****ing” on their CV is going to have to see the resulting controversy surrounding the incident as a learning experience.

Engineering 16 May 2017

Atkinson’s The Head Group buys Change Recruitment

Recruitment business The Head Group, owned by venture capitalist and investor Paul Atkinson (below), has acquired specialist international recruiter Change Recruitment for an undisclosed sum.

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