Coffee shop chain creates 600 jobs across UK and Ireland

Coffee shop chain Bob & Berts is to create 600 new roles as it expands across the UK and Ireland.

Hospitality/Leisure 23 August 2017

Recruiters call on government to do more to attract overseas GPs

Recruiters have called on the government to offer more attractive relocation packages to overseas GPs to entice them to come and work in the UK and help the country compete in a global war for talent.

Healthcare/Medical 23 August 2017

Over-35s more likely to be unhappy at work

How many of the candidates in your database are about to hit 35? It’s a question worth asking, as new research suggests this is the age when workers begin to hate their jobs.

23 August 2017

Employers still plan to hire despite economy worries, finds REC survey

Employers are still looking to hire but their confidence in the UK economy has plummeted, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC).

23 August 2017

Recruiters call for action to secure post-Brexit late payment remedies

Recruiters have backed calls on government to negotiate terms that ensure UK firms dealing with Continental clients can secure timely payment for their services and products post-Brexit.

22 August 2017

Financials: Empresaria posts record results but reports Brexit effect on hiring confidence

Empresaria has delivered a record overall H1 group performance year-on-year, but has seen political uncertainty over Brexit start to hit hiring confidence in the UK.

Financials 22 August 2017

Reporter finds hidden job ad on Apple website

A hidden job advert for an engineer placed by Apple has been uncovered on the tech giant’s website.

Engineering, IT/Telecoms 22 August 2017

LoveWoo seeks reviewer for its ‘adult products’

A purveyor of – ahem, shall we say ‘adult products’? – is recruiting for a reviewer of its wares.

Lighter Side 22 August 2017

Office workers report body odour as top colleague complaint

What’s your biggest bugbear in terms of the personal appearance and hygiene issues of your consultant colleagues?

Lighter Side 21 August 2017

Recruiters warned of risk from ‘ridiculous’ workplace rules

Recruiters supplying workers to clients in workplaces with “ridiculous” rules in force run the risk of being brought to tribunal.

21 August 2017

Hales recruits 100 home care workers in Hull

Hull’s home care sector is to be boosted to the tune of 100 new jobs.

Social care 21 August 2017

Byron offers appetising role

Are you a recruiter with a love of burgers? Then we may have the perfect role for you.


Latest new launches, openings or products within the recruitment industry, including: Antal International, IDEX Consulting, The Supply Register


This week's contracts and deals, including: Morson Group 

ContractsEngineering 21 August 2017


This week’s appointments include: Autonet Insurance Services, International Labour Organization, Norman Broadbent, NRL, PageGroup, Publicis Media, Sellick Partnership 

Barcelona-based recruiters keep calm and carry on

Recruiters with operations in Barcelona are keeping calm and carrying on, permitting consultants to work from home in the wake of yesterday’s terrorist attack.

18 August 2017

Opus holiday home boosts recruiter up top 20 company list for perks

A rather unusual incentive offered by Opus Professional Services has seen the recruiter feature in a list of companies offering the best benefits.

Lighter SideHR 18 August 2017

Berry Recruitment find bar staff for UB40 gig through Facebook

A hospitality recruiter has managed to recruit all 70+ bar staff to work at reggae band UB40’s recent concert in Darlington entirely through Facebook.

Virtual hiring gives Faith Technologies record applicants

US-based Faith Technologies is to host another virtual hiring event following the success of its initial event for an array of entry-level positions in July.

Engineering, HR 18 August 2017

Options takes headcount in Belfast to 150

Options is to double its workforce in Belfast thanks to around $100m (£77.5m) investment from New York-based private equity firm Bregal Sagemount.

Travelodge creates jobs in Romford and plans more hotels in Essex

Budget hotel brand Travelodge has created 25 new jobs through the opening of a second hotel in Romford.

Retail, Hospitality/Leisure 18 August 2017

Recruiters on ‘name and shame’ list for underpaying NMW

Three recruitment agencies have been named in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s latest list of firms found to have underpaid workers the National Minimum or Living Wage.

Legislation 17 August 2017

Fewer students mean new opportunities for graduate recruiters

Graduate recruiters are having to contend with growing numbers of A-Level students spurning university to move directly into the world of work.

Engineering, IT/Telecoms 17 August 2017

Amazon to create 1,000+ jobs in Bristol

Amazon is to create more than 1,000 new permanent jobs at a new fulfilment centre in Bristol in 2018.

Woodland expands and creates new jobs in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland-based manufacturing firm Woodland is creating 57 jobs as it plans to double its turnover.

Sales, Creative/Digital/Media 17 August 2017

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