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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.

HR 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.

Retail, Hospitality/Leisure 18 August 2017

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

My Brilliant Recruitment Career: Amaranta Gollogly

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...

People 16 August 2017

No government U-turn on Apprenticeship Levy

The government says it has no plans to make changes to the Apprenticeship Levy, despite widespread criticism of its effects on the recruitment industry and on the ability of temporary workers to benefit.

Industry reaction as unemployment falls to 42-year low

Despite fears that a combination of a consumer squeeze and Brexit uncertainty is damaging the economy, the UK labour market continues to perform strongly, according to official figures released today.

Social care, Engineering 16 August 2017

Malmaison and Hotel du Vin expand apprenticeships

The hotel group behind the Malmaison and Hotel du Vin brands is to extend the range of apprenticeship it offers over the next year as part of its efforts to attract, develop and retain talent.

Readers’ views: 14-18 August 2017

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

Public sector, Social care 16 August 2017

Social recruiting September 2017

From running triathlons and checking out new surroundings, we’ve all been busy outside of recruiting!

Lighter Side 16 August 2017
LinkedIn

LinkedIn launches Pipeline Builder and Career Pages

LinkedIn has launched Pipeline Builder and Career Pages – two new product features aimed at helping recruiters engage more productively with candidates.

HR 15 August 2017

Flexible working for all a great idea in an ideal world, say recruiters

Although broadly supportive, recruiters have questioned the practicalities of a recommendation by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).

Road improvements to provide 6,000 jobs boost

Up to 6,000 jobs are to be created as a result of three road improvement schemes announced by Highways England.

New online portal puts Volvo car dealers in the recruitment driving seat

Volvo Car UK has launched a new online recruitment portal for its 119-strong dealer network.

Sales, Transport & logistics 15 August 2017

Belfast-based Locum Match creates jobs

Belfast-based software firm Locum Match is creating 16 new jobs.

Retail, IT/Telecoms 15 August 2017

APPOINTMENTS: 14-18 AUGUST 2017

This week’s appointments include: Monday at Nine, Pink Squid, Rain Contract Recruitment, Redline Executive Search

Toby Holt and Amanda Hesketh

Start-up of the Month: Hesketh James

Ex-Kellan directors Toby Holt and Amanda Hesketh have joined force to launch the Manchester-based hospitality recruitment agency.
 

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Last call for HOT 100 entrants

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15 August 2017
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Team is key for success of HR tech start-ups

A great team is the most important prerequisite for success for tech starts-up in the HR/recruitment sector, according to a serial tech investor and senior vice president at RPO and talent solutions provider Cielo.
 

HR 14 August 2017

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