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Apprenticeships overtake graduate programmes for talent attraction says The FIRM

Apprentice programmes have overtaken graduate programmes as the most popular structured initiative for engaging future talent, according to this year’s annual survey of members of The FIRM (Forum for In-House Recruitment Managers).

16 November 2017

Deliveroo ruling raises more questions over gig economy

While labour law body the Central Arbitration Committee (CAC) has ruled that riders for online food delivery company Deliveroo are self-employed, questions remain over the status of individuals engaged in work across the gig economy.

Hospitality/Leisure 16 November 2017

Charity to recruit coach for ex-offenders

A charity helping women with criminal convictions find jobs has received funding to employ a full-time recruitment coach.

12 October 2017

EasyJet’s Ryding: 'Female pilot intake to soar higher by 2020'

With five of its nine board members women, low-cost airline and FTSE 100 company easyJet has an enviable record in achieving gender diversity at the top.

19 April 2017

Jobs survey shows skills shortage still a major issue

More than four in 10 employers have increased salaries in an effort to attract candidates, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC).

Social care, Engineering 19 April 2017
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Recruiters welcome snap election in hope of a better Brexit

Recruiters have mostly backed the Prime Minister’s early election call due to the anticipated clearer mandate it will give government to get on with Brexit.

19 April 2017

RTC Group ‘confident’ in trading prospects this year

In a pre-AGM statement, RTC Group has announced it is trading well and is confident this will continue for the financial year.

19 April 2017

Graduates part of 40,000 applying for 532 road sweeper roles in India

More than 2,000 graduates have applied for the position of municipal road sweeper in the Indian city of Chandigarh.

19 April 2017

Trade bodies urge parties fighting snap election to prioritise UK jobs

Recruitment trade bodies have called on political parties fighting June’s snap general election to place the UK’s strong labour market at the forefront of their minds, as well as making their positions clear on worker employment status given two ongoing government investigations into this area.

18 April 2017
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Extra caution of tax avoidance schemes urged as new IR35 rules take effect

Recruiters and contractors have been warned to be ultra wary of tax avoidance schemes coming onto the market in light of new IR35 rules coming into force today. 

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

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