Contracts & Deals: 20-24 March 2017

Contracts & Deals for the week 20-24 March 2017

• Recruitment giant Adecco Group has joined the International Organisation of Employers (IOE). 

Adecco says the aim of the partnership is to combine its expertise on the world of work with the IOE’s position as the representative of employers in a bid to develop professional management practices and policy frameworks to support workers’ employability and employers’ competitiveness.

• North East-based executive recruitment firm Edward Reed has helped appoint charity Age UK Northumberland’s new CEO.

The agency, which specialises in mid to senior management level recruitment for the finance, HR, operations, sales & marketing and IT sectors was appointed by Age UK Northumberland to support the charity through the search and selection process of finding its new CEO, with experienced healthcare executive Helen Mills taking up the post.

Edward Reed was recommended to the charity’s chair of the board of trustees Andrew Marsh by a board member who had previously worked with the recruiter.

L-r: Andrew Marsh and Helen Mills of Age UK Northumberland, with Edward Reed managing director Chris Stappard

• Medical and travel security risk services company International SOS has partnered with employee benefits provider Workplace Options to provide an emotional support service for expats and people on business trips.

The service, including a rapid response psychological support and health and security advice, is also extended to managers, local employees and families, and can be provided in over 60 languages over phone, videocall or face to face.

The assessment covers the presenting issue, supporting problems, support systems, coping strategies, background information and a risk assessment. The outcome is a plan that covers the short-term focus, including goals agreed upon with the participant.

• Aerospace and defence recruiter KDC Resource has signed a long-term agreement with the West of England Aerospace Forum (WEAF) to become WEAF’s strategic recruitment partner.

The deal covers the supply of recruitment and consultancy services to WEAF members across the South-West.

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