NEW TO THE MARKET: 15-19 JANUARY 2018

This week’s launches includes: Debut, Erecruit, ICG Medical, PCL, R_Block, Raffingers, Recruit My Job, Swanstaff Recruitment

• Student and graduate careers app Debut has launched a digital advertising campaign aimed at distracting the attention of thousands of fame-seeking hopefuls flocking towards to TV’s Love Island application process.
 
In a bid to divert the attention of 18-25-year-olds, Debut’s new Google advertising campaign is positioned next to the actual Love Island online application story, instead encouraging them to download the Debut app and apply for a ‘real job’ instead.

Debut's quick-win diversion campaign invites 18-25s to a dedicated landing page, where Love Island favourite Marcel invites students to raise a glass to new – work – opportunities.

• Following the recent merger of recruitment technology providers Erecruit and Bond International Software, the firm has revealed it will join together under the name Erecruit, while retaining separate brand identities for its flagship software products.

The combined company aims to serve the entire recruitment lifecycle with Erecruit Front Office, Middle Office, Credentialing and VMS solutions for enterprise staffing firms; Adapt Front and Back Office software for middle market firms; eStaff365 Onboarding; and TempBuddy, a temporary workforce management platform.

• International recruiter ICG Medical has opened an office in Plano, Texas, under its Greenstaff Medical USA brand.

• Business psychologists Psychological Consultancy Ltd (PCL) has launched a new app for HR and recruitment professionals. The Profile:Match2 (PM2) app enables users to manage psychometric assessments through assessing behavioural competencies for recruitment, staff development and 360 deg appraisals on-the-go from people’s mobile phones or tablets.

• Start-up R_Block has launched a blockchain-based decentralised anonymous hiring network and referencing tool. Founded by Luke Shipley, Peter Brooke and Charlotte Hall, R_Block is a decentralised CV/reference network, bringing references and skills into a CV, and enabling workers to own their reference data and monetise it through CV tokens.

According to R_Block, candidate employment history data is a core part of identity verification, while every worker has an employment ‘digital fingerprint’, which can be used to uniquely identify them.

• Accountants Raffingers has launched a free helpline for recruitment agencies. The helpline will offer varied advice ranging from questions on tax returns to looking for funding options or advice on the best IT software.

• Digital recruitment platform Recruit My Job has launched. The platform, launched by CEO James Vercesi, aims to enable clients throughout the UK to find specialist vetted agencies in one place.

• Driving, industrial and healthcare staffing specialist Swanstaff Recruitment has opened two family contact centres in Cardiff. Swanstaff, who took over the contract to run the family Contact Services on behalf of Cardiff Council on 1 May 2016, already runs five other Swan Family Contact services in Bedford, Lambeth, Houghton Regis, Coventry and Greenwich.

The Swan Family services in Cardiff are available to both local authority and private referrals. Services include supervised and supported contact, asylum support, community contact, handover and transport.

BBC offers one-off payout to off-payroll workers

The BBC is helping some of its employees settle accountancy bills connected to their compliance with off-payroll working rules in the public sector.

Legislation 17 July 2018

New BBC channel Scotland TV to create media and tech jobs

The BBC is to create 140 new jobs through the launch of a dedicated Scotland TV channel.

27 June 2018

BBC to include at least one BAME candidate on shortlists for top roles

The BBC has announced plans to ensure all shortlists for top-level roles have at least one BAME (Black, Asian, and minority ethnic) candidate.

22 June 2018

Star Wars extras casting company targets Oxford

The company responsible for recruiting extras for the film Star Wars: The Last Jedi is heading to Oxford on the hunt for people to join its books for feature film and television work.

Lighter Side 21 June 2018
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