UK&Ireland

Diversifying and talent development behind success of Awards 2017 shortlist

Rapid growth through operating in an array of industry sectors and the successful development of future recruitment talent have been behind the shortlisting of some of the best small agencies for this year’s Recruiter Awards in association with Anderson BPO.

23 March 2017

Work starts on Yorkshire business park creating up to 2550 jobs

Developers have begun work on a new £105m Yorkshire business park near Leeds that could create up to 2,550 jobs.

Construction & property 23 March 2017

Revenue climbs as tech group Parity continues with ‘stabilisation’

Parity Group has seen revenues jump 11% in a year of “stablisation” for the technology services group, according to full-year results for the year ended 31 December 2016.

Creative/Digital/Media 23 March 2017

New jobs and castle restoration in Northern Ireland luxury hotel project

The multi-million pound development of a Northern Ireland luxury hotel and spa at Killeavy Castle Estate is to create 80 jobs.

Travelodge gearing up for major expansion, starting with 325 jobs

Hotel chain Travelodge is creating 325 new jobs and is set to open 15 new UK hotels this year, growing its hotel network to 558 locations in the UK, Spain and Ireland.

Hospitality/Leisure 23 March 2017

MacNamara joins Baker Bright

Derby-based recruiter Baker Bright Recruitment Solutions has appointed Kim MacNamara as recruitme

Hospitality/Leisure 2 March 2017

Capita to streamline after ‘disappointing’ performance

Capita is “on track” with its proposed sale of specialist recruitment business Capita Education R

Lloyds vows to fill more senior jobs with women

Lloyds Banking Group announces a commitment to ensuring 40% of its senior roles are held by women

Diverse and inclusive recruitment no longer an option but a necessity

Inclusive recruitment is “not just the right thing to do, it’s the necessary thing to do”, the UK corporate HR manager of engineering firm Bechtel told fellow employers in the sector at an event yesterday (22 Feb 2017) by the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE).

27 February 2017

JobsOutlook highlights uncertainty as biggest challenge for employers

Eight months on from the UK’s vote to leave the European Union, political and economic uncertaint

22 February 2017

FISER Group undergoes MBO

Financial services human capital specialist FISER Group has been bought out by management.

20 February 2017

Amazon to recruit 5,000 developers and warehouse staff in the UK

Online retail giant Amazon is on a recruitment drive for a range of staff including software deve

20 February 2017

Volvo UK steps up a gear with technician recruitment drive

Volvo UK has launched a recruitment drive for 300 new technicians to join its 119-strong dealer network by 2020.

17 February 2017

Recruitment boost as Indeed and Microsoft add jobs to Irish locations

Ireland’s capital Dublin is to boosted by the creation of more than a 1,000 new roles at global search engine Indeed and Microsoft.

17 February 2017

Butlers with Bums hopes to raise its bottom line with talent drive

The national shortage of ‘butlers with bums’ could soon be at an end.

17 February 2017

AA's chatbot aims to steer jobseekers around its new careers site

The Automobile Association (AA) has turned to a chatbot to help candidates navigate its new careers site.

16 February 2017
LinkedIn

Frustrated recruiters complain LinkedIn redesign is ‘confusing and restricted’

Recruiters have hit out at professional network LinkedIn over a redesign that has affected the way members use free and premium service search functions.

16 February 2017

Recruiters ‘named and shamed’ in government’s list of national minimum wage offenders

Five recruitment agencies have been named by government in its largest-ever list of national minimum and living wage offenders.

16 February 2017

Industry leaders form partnership to bridge skills gap in energy and utilities sector by 2027

Leaders from across the UK utilities spectrum have united in a bid to find 221,000 new recruits in the sector by 2027.

16 February 2017
Job search

Job market optimism as UK employment hits a high

The number of people unemployed in the UK fell to 1.6m in the quarter to December 2016, according to data from the Office for National Statistics.
 

15 February 2017
Gig economy

Taylor rethink on employment practices could have ‘significant impact’ on recruitment of temp workers

Recruiters face losing large numbers of agency workers on their books and potentially loss of income under one of the proposals being considered in the ongoing review of modern working practices, warns an employment lawyer.

15 February 2017

Police job candidate arrested for drinking and driving

A candidate who turned up for an job interview with police smelling of alcohol was arrested for drinking and driving.
 

15 February 2017

FCSA calls on government inquiry head to take considered approach to self employed

The Freelancer & Contractor Services Association (FCSA) has called on the head of an inquiry into the changing nature of work and government to take a considered approach to any new legislation for the self employed.
 

14 February 2017

Workplace relationship warnings on the back of Valentine’s Day

Recruiters should tread carefully when introducing policies on workplace relationships at work, an employment lawyer has warned.

14 February 2017

Tasty role is choc-a-block with job applicants

Didn’t get any chocolates this Valentine’s Day? Fear not! We may have the perfect part-time role for you chocoholics but don’t be (choco-)late with your application.

14 February 2017

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