This week’s launches include: breatheHR, Harnham, Hiring Success Company,, Mapped, Morgan McKinley, NC Associates, Neuven Solutions, NonStop Recruitment, PRISM

• HR software provider breatheHR has moved to a new larger office outside Horsham to accommodate the business’s increasing headcount.

• Data and analytics recruitment business Harnham has moved to larger headquarters in Wimbledon. The fully renovated office combines cutting-edge, open plan design, with capacity to grow headcount from 65 to 100.

• US-based Hiring Success Company has launched the latest addition to its Talent Acquisition Suite: Recruiting Assistant. Recruiting Assistant screens, discovers and automates candidate matches by processing large volumes of both internal company and external marketplace datasets.

• New hospitality marketplace has launched. The platform runs a strict qualifying process for a hotel to be listed on the site, including a minimum level of staff benefits and a focus on employee wellbeing.

Founder Viviek Chadra says the aim is solve persistent problems in the hotel industry, including high staff turnover. The new platform will initially focus on the market in and around London.

• Graduate aptitude testing platform Mapped has launched. The joint venture, between grad recruiter Freshminds and tech company Applied, is a numerical, analytical and problem-solving testing platform that replaces traditional psychometric and numerical reasoning tests.

• Global recruitment company, Morgan McKinley Group has launched M3S Consulting, a boutique project delivery and implementation practice led by managing partner Scott Carr.

• Accountancy and finance staffing specialist NC Associates has opened an office in Leeds led by regional director Gavin Dixon. The Leeds city centre office is the recruiter’s third branch.

• Wythenshawe-based Neuven Solutions has launched a new website. The specialist temporary staffing market procurer’s revamp of its site aims to offer intuitive access to essential information and features, and a more comprehensive understanding of Neuven's staffing solutions, compliance & training products and services.

• International recruiter NonStop Recruitment has made a move to offer blockchain clients the option to pay in their own cryptocurrencies or private tokens. NonStop is also open to other clients paying in more popular crypto currencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum.

PRISM, a trade association for payment intermediaries, has launched a resource centre for its provider members.

FINANCIALS: InterQuest revenue falls, but NFI rises

Specialist tech recruiter InterQuest has seen revenue fall 5% year-on-year, according to audited results for the year ended 31 December 2017.

Financials 15 March 2018

Chancellor’s promise of £80m for apprentices given mixed reception

The Chancellor Philip Hammond’s announcement of a £80m boost to apprenticeships has been given a mixed reception by recruiters, with one telling Recruiter that more money was not the answer.

Legislation 14 March 2018

Bullhorn acquires recruitment software firms Talent Rover and Jobscience

Cloud computing company Bullhorn has acquired Talent Rover and Jobscience – two of providers of recruitment software built on the Salesforce platform.

Contracts 14 March 2018

Slow-coach Flippy gets fired for not cooking up enough burgers

While the march of the machine appears to be making great strides, replacing humans as check out operators and warehouse staff, it would appear fast food workers can rest easy for now.

Lighter Side 13 March 2018