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Nicoll Curtin buys cyber experts BeecherMadden

Cyber security and corporate governance recruiter BeecherMadden has joined the technology-focused Nicoll Curtin Group, becoming the group’s second new business this year. No sale price was disclosed.

IT/Telecoms 16 October 2017

Pirates’ Goldsmith arrested and charged with assault

One of recruitment’s most colourful characters, Gary Goldsmith, will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 31 October to answer a charge of assault by beating following an incident in London last Friday.

16 October 2017

Hall launches Talent Insight Group

Serial entrepreneur, private investor and author Glen Hall has launched a new consultancy working with organisations looking to make better informed strategic talent decisions.

HR 16 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: Impellam

People 16 October 2017

NEW TO THE MARKET: 16-20 OCTOBER 2017

This week’s new product, offices and offerings include: iwant2bea

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

FINANCIALS: PageGroup profits down in the UK, up elsewhere

Despite an overall rise in gross profit, political uncertainties around Brexit have resulted in a 7.6% decline in GP in the UK for global recruiter PageGroup.

Financials 11 October 2017

New Travelodge hotels create 200 jobs in Essex

Essex’s hospitality sector is to benefit from the creation of 200 jobs across the county.

Retail, Construction & property 11 October 2017

Recruiter’s kindness on a train leads to campaign launch for ADHD

A recruitment consultant’s kindness on a train journey has taken him to the studios of ITV’s This Morning and BBC News to promote an Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) awareness campaign.

People 10 October 2017

Capita appoints Lewis as CEO

Business process outsourcing and professional services company Capita has appointed Jonathan Lewis as its new CEO.

BALPA union in talks to find Monarch pilots new roles

BALPA, the British Airline Pilots’ Association union, has confirmed it is in talks with 30 different airlines to help get 400 pilots back into work following the collapse of Monarch Airlines.

FINANCIALS: Robert Walters reveals growth in UK and worldwide

International recruiter Robert Walters has posted net fee income growth in its operations across the globe, including the UK.

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