Industry calls for clarity over EU workers’ status

While recruiters should welcome government plans to give EU workers currently in the UK settled status, questions remain over how these plans will work in practice.

Legal 27 June 2017

Unions less than ecstatic as Taylor extols virtues of flexible work

Two weeks ahead of the publication of his long-awaited government review, Matthew Taylor has voiced his support for Britain’s flexible labour market and allowing people to work in the way that they choose.

27 June 2017

Recruitment consultant gets celebs to video messages for friends’ wedding

A recruitment consultant has managed to persuade the likes of comedian Matt Lucas, F1 driving ace Jenson Button and perhaps most impressively of all Neighbours’ Dr Karl Kennedy to appear in a video played during his recent best man speech.

27 June 2017

US Bazaarvoice creates 170 jobs in Belfast

Texas-based software firm Bazaarvoice is creating 170 jobs at a new European base in Northern Ireland over the next three years.

Settled status for EU workers good for UK plc

Recruiters have welcomed government plans granting EU workers “settled status” post-Brexit as good for UK plc and for the hiring of talent into the recruitment sector itself.

Recruiters warned of the dangers of work relationships

Recruiters have been urged to ensure they have a robust ‘relationships at work’ policy in place, as new research reveals almost half of office workers fantasise about having sex with a colleague.

HR 26 June 2017

Computershare to create 300 jobs in Edinburgh

Australian financial services company Computershare is to create 300 new jobs over the next three to four years at a new technology centre of excellence in Edinburgh.

Are these the weirdest interview questions ever?

Would you refuse to serve a man accompanied by his pet goose on a lead?

Lighter Side 26 June 2017


This week’s appointments include: Clear Company, IQX, Futurestep, Kentemp Recruitment & Staffing


This week’s contracts and deals, including CIPD, Driver Hire, Gravitas Recruitment Group, Kubrick Group, N-Trust Care Services


Latest new launches, openings or products within the recruitment industry, including: ALP, Argyll Scott, BSI, Cartus Corporation, Talentpuddle, Technically Compatible, The Best Connection

Don’t have a ruff day – bring your dog to work

It’s Bring Your Dog to Work Day, so to celebrate Recruiter trotted round the corner and spoke to consultants at Farringdon-based Profiles Creative about their part-time resident pooch, French bulldog Pudding.

Lighter SideRec-to-rec 23 June 2017

Fruit growers could go out of business due to labour shortages

The director of a soft fruits supplier has asked the government to allow seasonal fruit pickers from the EU an easier ride into the UK or see firms like his go out of business.

Agriculture 23 June 2017

JLR works with Gorillaz to find cracking talent

Carmaker Jaguar Land Rover and Gorillaz are working together to recruit the next generation of engineering talent.

Recruiters urged to review safe workplace policies

Recruiters have been urged to keep policies about providing a safe place of work under review, in light of this week’s summer heatwave.

New jobs come to Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland has benefited to the tune of almost 200 new jobs, revealed in announcements released by regional development agency Invest NI.

Recruiters welcome softer Brexit stance in Queen’s Speech

Recruiters have welcomed an anticipated ‘softer’ stance on immigration than previously indicated from government following yesterday’s Queen’s Speech.

Suits you – or does it? Goodman Masson brings in relaxed dress code

Goodman Masson’s new dress code reflects the nature of the changing workplace, according to the financial recruiter’s CEO Guy Hayward.

Armed forces to bring in flexible working

The UK’s armed forces are to benefit from flexible working, thanks to measures announced in yesterday’s Queen’s Speech.

Candidates, how to rub recruiters up the wrong way

Arrogant or rude candidates need not to apply, if research from CV-Library is anything to go by.

Lighter SideRec-to-rec 22 June 2017

Reed’s Recruiter app finds candidates faster, thanks to new features

Reed is already working on new features for its Recruiter app.

Rec-to-rec 21 June 2017

Virgin Atlantic ad aims to turn customers into candidates

Virgin Atlantic’s in-flight entertainment now features recruitment ads aimed at encouraging people to come and work for the airline.

Transport & logistics, HR 21 June 2017

Confidence in the economy stabilises on Brexit anniversary

UK employer confidence in the economy has stabilised a year after the nation’s vote to leave the European Union.

21 June 2017

Sky Bet expands Sheffield workforce with £3.5m investment

Betting company Sky Bet is expanding its premises in Sheffield with room for 160 new hires.

Hospitality/Leisure 21 June 2017

Tax avoidance crackdown will have ‘chilling’ effect on recruiters

A Europe-wide crackdown on tax avoidance schemes is set have a “chilling” effect on recruiters and intermediaries marketing such schemes.

Legislation 20 June 2017

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