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Clegg urges recruiters to be a bridge between clients and candidates from ‘lower-caste’ backgrounds

With the UK suffering from a “social caste” system, recruiters need to be the bridge between clients and candidates to boost social mobility across the UK, according to former Deputy Prime Minister and Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg.

Health and care recruiters endorse recommendations on recruiting post-Brexit

The UK’s next government needs to ensure health and social care providers can recruit and retain top talent from across the global post-Brexit, Parliament’s Health Committee has recommended.

Amazon to recruit for 1,200 jobs in Warrington

Amazon is to create 1,200 new permanent jobs through the opening of a new fulfilment centre in Warrington.

Retail, Transport & logistics 28 April 2017

Spurs scores with 1,000th job connected to new stadium

Tottenham Hotspur has delivered its 1,000th new job connected to the construction of its new stadium set to open in time for the 2018-19 season.

Retail, Engineering 28 April 2017

Sports Direct staffing supplier Transline faces administration

Labour procurer Transline has filed a notice of intention to appoint administrators.

Retail, Transport & logistics 27 April 2017

Atkins merger a game changer for engineering recruitment, says Matchtech MD

The head of a technical recruiter has spoken to Beth Castle about concerns for recruitment within engineering and technical sectors following the news that the UK's largest engineering and design consultancy Atkins is to be acquired by Canada’s SNC-Lavalin in a £2.1bn deal.

Technology tools showcased at event to find the right talent

Using technology to analyse candidates’ facial micro expressions is one of the latest tools available to recruiters seeking the right candidates for their roles, a London audience heard on Wednesday (26 April) at an event hosted by a recruitment process outsourcing firm. DeeDee Doke reports...

Creative/Digital/Media 27 April 2017

FINANCIALS: Positive news from Harvey Nash and Servoca

Revenue is on the rise at Harvey Nash, while Servoca has seen a “positive start” to its financial year.

Morson Group sponsors big hitter at this weekend’s boxing bout

A boxer sponsored by technical, rail and engineering recruiter Morson Group is to fight on the undercard of this Saturday’s world heavyweight title bout between IBF champion Anthony Joshua and former champ Wladimir Klitschko.

Recruiters give muted response to Labour’s plans for the NHS

Recruiters have given a muted welcome to Labour’s plans for a pay rise for NHS workers and to require trusts to legislate to ensure safe staffing levels.

BBC makes progress on agency staff spend, says NAO report

The National Audit Office says it needs the BBC to publish the amount it spends on freelancers and agency staff over a prolonged period to conduct a full assessment of BBC staff expenditure.

McDonald’s staff prefer zero-hours over fixed-term contracts

McDonald's is to give its UK staff the choice of working fixed hours or having zero-hours contracts.

FCSA accuses HMRC of software malfunction with tax returns

The FCSA has claimed HM Revenue & Custom’s software is stopping freelancers and contractors who work through personal service companies (PSCs) from submitting an online tax return.

26 April 2017

Unosquare creates 100 jobs in Belfast by 2019

Oregon-based software development company Unosquare is to create 100 new jobs by the end of 2019 through a new Belfast-based engineering centre.

Conduct risk assessments for candidates or face negligence claims

Recruiters should conduct risk assessments ahead of placing candidates in exotic environments or face cases being brought for a breach of duty of care due to an increased risk of contracting malaria.

Oil & gas/Energy, Engineering 25 April 2017

FINANCIALS: Randstad pleased with “positive” 2017

Randstad says it has started 2017 on a “positive” note, with gross profit climbing 6.4% year-on-year in Q1 2017.

Recruitment is most connected industry on LinkedIn

Recruitment professionals are more connected on LinkedIn than people working in any other industry sector, according to data from the professional network.

Rec-to-rec 25 April 2017

FINANCIALS: Heidrick & Struggles sees revenue up 7.6%

Heidrick & Struggles has seen revenue climb 7.6% year-on-year amid “solid” growth for its executive search business.

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 24-28 APRIL 2017

Contracts and deals for week of 24-28 April 2017

Kandidate eyes European expansion after RiseHigh buy

Shoreditch-based HR tech firm Kandidate, which finds top talent for start-ups, is eyeing European expansion following its acquisition of talent matching platform RiseHigh.

ContractsHR 24 April 2017

ARC’s IR35 letter used as evidence in Finance Bill enquiry

The UK Treasury Select Committee is to use a recent letter by the Association of Recruitment Consultancies (ARC) detailing concerns about new IR35 public sector rules as evidence when MPs consider aspects of the Finance Bill 2017 this week.

Legislation 24 April 2017

Gorkana blocks unpaid internship job ads

Gorkana’s job board has moved to no longer allow “expenses only” internship vacancies to be posted to the site.

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Forest Healthcare to pay above NLW to recruit and retain top talent

A care home group in the South-East of England has committed to paying above the living wage in order to recruit and retain top talent, and reduce reliance on agency staff.

FINANCIALS: ManpowerGroup sees revenue rise by 4%

Recruitment giant ManpowerGroup has seen year-on-year revenue rise 4%, according to Q1 results.

Financials 24 April 2017

APPOINTMENTS: 24-28 APRIL 2017

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PeopleLegal, Executive search 24 April 2017

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