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After CBSbutler and firstPRO, Staffing360 buys to continue in 2018

Staffing360 Solutions has gone on a spending spree, with the acquisitions of recruiters CBSbutler in the UK and firstPRO in the US.

Rethink launches Code Nation to tackle digital skills shortage

Global recruiter Rethink Group is launching a coding school in its spiritual home of Manchester.

Creative/Digital/Media, IT/Telecoms 20 September 2017

Jobs boost as China’s Ctrip opens call centre in Edinburgh

Edinburgh’s commercial sector is to be boosted by the creation of 200 customer service jobs.

JobsOutlook reveals fall in economic confidence

Confidence in the UK economy has fallen to its lowest level since June 2016, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC).

Think tank calls on government to resurrect strike-breakers proposal

The Centre for Policy Studies has called on government to resurrect a controversial proposal that would enable recruiters to supply essential workers as ‘strike breakers’ as cover in the event of industrial action.

Legislation 19 September 2017

BBC to remove educational information from CVs

The BBC has committed to removing university degrees and school education from CVs of potential applicants.

Blue Arrow pays for mistake after sending worker on shift to closed factory

A caterer, who was sent on a 50-mile round trip to work at a factory that turned out to be closed, has been reimbursed and paid an additional £100 by the hospitality recruiter.

FINANCIALS: ClearStar reveals revenue jump

US-based ClearStar has seen revenues jump 12% year-on-year, according to unaudited results for the six months ended 30 June 2017.

FinancialsIT/Telecoms, HR 19 September 2017

Advice on what to do after you sell your recruitment business

Recruiters who sell their businesses shouldn’t rush into making any quick decisions about what they want to do next.

People 18 September 2017

Joint GLAA modern slavery operation leads to five arrests

A joint operation by Derbyshire Police and the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) has resulted in five people being charged with modern slavery and human trafficking offences.

18 September 2017

Reopened components plant creates jobs in South Wales

South Wales’ manufacturing sector is to benefit to the tune of 130 new jobs.

Star Wars Ep IX looks for new recruits

A casting agency is recruiting extras to appear in the ninth installment about the battle between good and evil in a galaxy far, far away.

APPOINTMENTS: 18-22 SEPTEMBER 2017

This week’s appointments include: A1 Recruitment Solutions, Bond Williams Professional Recruitment, Coffin Mew, Frontline Recruitment, RK Group

CONTRACTS AND DEALS: 18-22 SEPTEMBER 2017

This week’s contracts and deals include: Embridge Consulting, FCSA, Hireserve, Mercer, Sigmar Recruitment, Swarovski, Technojobs, The Curve Group, Workday

ContractsRetail, Education 18 September 2017

NEW TO THE MARKET: 18-22 SEPTEMBER 2017

Latest new launches, openings or products within the recruitment industry, including: Butler Rose, Coursera, cut-e, EasyRecruit, HMRC, Saberr, Search Global

Ex-recruiter Porter helps Essex to become county champions

The determination and drive that made the leading wicket taker in this year’s County Cricket Championship a successful recruiter has helped his county become champions.

Robbie Steinhouse to speak at Investing in Talent Awards

Business leader, author and coach Robbie Steinhouse will be the featured speaker at Recruiter’s upcoming Investing in Talent Awards on 4 October.

15 September 2017

Not all recruiters have a POETS day – even on National Finish Work at 4pm day

Recruiters are divided over whether to participate in National Finish Work at 4pm today.

Lighter Side 15 September 2017
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FINANCIALS: SThree sees rise in profits

SThree has seen overall profits rise despite challenging conditions for its UK & Ireland business, according to a trading update today.

Linguistica Recruitment strikes a chord for Fender’s new HQ

A recruiter based on the South Coast is working with guitar-making giant Fender to recruit staff for its new European headquarters in East Grinstead, Sussex.

Sir Bradley advises recruiters on how to be successful

Recruiters live for that burst of adrenaline in making a placement but letting it dictate how you behave will hinder your performance.

PeopleHR, Hospitality/Leisure 14 September 2017

Police given more time to quiz suspects in human trafficking investigation

Detectives carrying out an investigation into suspected human trafficking have been given more time to question six people arrested earlier this week.

14 September 2017

FINANCIALS: Orion Electrotech reveals rise in NFI

Orion Electrotech has seen net fee income climb 15% year-on-year, according to results for the year to 31 March 2017.

FINANCIALS: Parity posts marginal revenue drop

Parity Group has posted a marginal decline of group year-on-year revenues, according to interim results for the six months to 30 June 2017.

To cut a long story short, Spandau Ballet needs a lead singer

One of the most famous UK bands of the 1980s is recruiting for a lead singer.

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