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.

Public sector, Legal, HR 22 June 2017

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.

Public sector 22 June 2017

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

Google for Jobs launches in US

As Google launches Google for Jobs in the US today, the company remains tightlipped over when the service will be launched in the UK.

New to Market 20 June 2017

Think-tank calls on gig employers to disclose workers’ hourly earnings

Independent think-tank the Social Market Foundation has called for gig economy employers to disclose their gig worker hourly earnings.

20 June 2017
Group expands Joint Venture Recruitment Business with launch of Vanta Staffing

SPONSORED: Group expands Joint Venture Recruitment Business with launch of Vanta Staffing

Since the launch of The Recruit Venture Group earlier this year, the business has experience rapid growth supporting the launch today of its second joint venture partner business Vanta Staffing in just two weeks.

Contracts 20 June 2017

FINANCIALS: Kellan Group revenue down nearly 12%

Multi-sector recruiter Kellan Group has seen revenue fall 11.8% year-on-year, according to annual results for the year ended 31 December 2016.

Financials 20 June 2017


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20 June 2017

If Brexit were a mobile phone…

As an uneasy recruitment industry views proceedings from a distance, today marks the beginning of the UK-EU Brexit talks.

19 June 2017

Watch out for grey areas in pay, recruiters warned

Recruiters have been warned to be wary of grey areas in rules governing the payment of consultants.

Glenys Jackson receives OBE for maritime recruitment

A director at the Merchant Navy Training Board has been awarded an OBE for services to recruitment and training in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

People 19 June 2017

Jaguar Land Rover to take on 5,000 new recruits

Carmaker Jaguar Land Rover is to recruit 5,000 staff in a bid to enhance its expertise in autonomous and electric technology.


This week’s appointments include: 24-7 Staffing, Amrop, Armstrong Craven, E1EW, Eames Consulting Group, Oakleaf Partnership, ROC Search, SRiCheyenne, The Chemistry Group, TRANSEARCH


This week’s contracts and deals including: Brightwork, Entelo, Opus Professional Services Group, Sage, Talent Collective


Latest new launches, openings or products within the recruitment industry, including: 2B Interface, g2 Recruitment, Peace Recruitment Group, Tile Hill,

Lorien hits the target with its record-breaking ping-pong ball bouncing

Dedication isn’t the only thing you need if you want to be a record breaker, according to David Gettins, operations director at tech staffing specialist Lorien Resourcing.

Nottingham man jailed for forced labour and human trafficking

A Nottingham landlord has been sentenced to eight years in prison after admitting human trafficking, two counts of forced labour and fraud at Nottingham Crown Court earlier this month.

Recruiters report no slowdown in overseas staff for NHS

As the NHS prepares to meet the resourcing challenges of a post-Brexit world, recruiters report no signs of any slowdown in overseas nurses wishing to relocate to the UK.

FINANCIALS: SThree profits hit by Brexit uncertainty in the UK

SThree has seen gross profit (GP) fall 16% year-on-year, with performance in the UK adversely affected by the UK’s Brexit vote.

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