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Don’t have a ruff day – bring your dog to work

It’s Bring Your Dog to Work Day, so to celebrate Recruiter trotted round the corner and spoke to consultants at Farringdon-based Profiles Creative about their part-time resident pooch, French bulldog Pudding.

Rec-to-rec 23 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.

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.

Rec-to-rec 22 June 2017
Red Berry Staff

Social recruiting July 2017

From making bids with lots of cash to making a splash, here’s what some of you have been doing to raise money for charity…

19 June 2017

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.

IT/Telecoms 16 June 2017

CV-Library asks who’s off to the job centre tomorrow

Could recruitment firms get calls from surprisingly high-profile job candidates tomorrow in the wake of the result of the general election?

8 June 2017
Annapurna marathon

Social recruiting June 2017

From pounding the streets of London to putting those quizzing brain cells to use, here’s what you’ve been up to outside recruiting…

26 May 2017

Morson mocks-up comic book hero profiles to entice mortals to apply for jobs

A social media marketing campaign launched by Morson Group involving famous fictional engineers Darth Vader, the Incredible Hulk and Iron Man has successfully attracted job applications for some of their vacant roles.

Marketing, Engineering 26 May 2017
Brendan Foster

Star Recruit: Brendan Foster

Stuart Hatton, managing director at The Crewing Company, gives a few potential job roles suited to Brendan Foster, who recently announced his retirement from athletics commentary.

24 May 2017

Carrying on in Wehn

Henning Wehn – the self-styled ‘German comedy ambassador’ – has told Recruiter he is resentful of German comedians coming over to the UK taking over British people’s observational comedy jobs.

24 May 2017

Run for your life from the job interviews from hell

Asking a candidate “Do you like foot massages?” is perhaps the stand-out question to feature in’s compilation of job interviews from hell.

HR 22 May 2017

Paul Nicholls Racing benefits from Morson’s backing in latest sponsorship deal

Horse racing is the latest sport to benefit from the backing of technical, rail and engineering recruiter Morson Group.

Micky Flanagan takes on the Scrabbling Recruiter champ Smitheram

A recruitment consultant hit TV screens this week taking on comedian Micky Flanagan in a game of Scrabble.

Morson Group sponsors big hitter at this weekend’s boxing bout

A boxer sponsored by technical, rail and engineering recruiter Morson Group is to fight on the undercard of this Saturday’s world heavyweight title bout between IBF champion Anthony Joshua and former champ Wladimir Klitschko.

Social recruiting May 2017

From reducing your carbon footprint, raising money for charities or making big or little differences, here’s what 
else you’ve been up to outside recruitment…

20 April 2017

Austrian hermitage recruits Belgian hermit

A divorced, Trabant-driving Belgian has emerged victorious to fill a role, beating 50 competitors to the coveted post of – hermit.

Hospitality/Leisure 20 April 2017
Police dog Smithy

Star Recruit: Police dog Smithy

Sarah Childs, head of Ecommerce, CX & web analytics, at RedCat Digital offers advice to recen

19 April 2017

Paddy Power poised for head of Trump Betting

Betting company Paddy Power is on the hunt for a head of Trump Betting.

7 April 2017

Invasion of the (robot) bricklayers

British brickies could find themselves losing work to robot counterparts in a matter of months due to a new technological development from New York-based Construction Robotics.

Construction & property 29 March 2017

Bigwig recruit’s hair-raising scheme falls flat

A young would-be recruit for the Western Central Indian state police of Maharashtra has been turned down for a post for wearing a wig to boost his height.

Public sector 28 March 2017

Flashdance: what a flexible feeling

A dancing flash-mob is descending on London's Trafalgar Square at the end of the month to promote flexible working.

22 March 2017

No job offers for Saddam Hussain (no, not that one)

An Indian marine engineer has claimed he cannot get a job due to his sharing a name with a certain former Iraqi leader.

Engineering 20 March 2017

Star Recruit: Peter Capaldi

Ros Kindersley, executive chairman of communications recruiter JFL Search & Selection, offers advice to Peter Capaldi, who recently announced he is to step down as Doctor Who.

16 March 2017

Social recruiting April 2017

Whether you’ve been rowing for charity, raising money for lifeboats or having your cake and eating it, here’s what some of you have been up to in the past month…

Fly me to the Moon – with Roscosmos

Russia’s space agency Roscosmos has launched a recruitment drive for cosmonauts for the country’s first flight to the Moon.

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