UK&Ireland

RECRUITMENT STILL HOT WITH INVESTORS

The recruitment sector remains attractive to investors despite looming political and economic challenges thrown up by Brexit, according to accountants and business advisers BDO’s 2018 Recruitment Sector Insights report.

19 February 2018

RECRUITERS WARNED OVER FAMILY PLANNING QUESTIONS

Recruiters who suspect their clients are asking female candidates potentially unlawful questions about their plans to have children risk sharing the stand at an employment tribunal unless they take action

19 February 2018

MEDICAL FIRMS BRINGS 75 JOBS TO IRELAND

The Republic of Ireland is to benefit to the tune of 75 new jobs thanks to a medical diagnostics company expansion in Galway.

Commercial & office support, HR 19 February 2018

US GRI acquires managed services provider de Poel

Managed services provider de Poel has been acquired by Geometric Results Inc (GRI), a subsidiary of Detroit-headquartered global business process outsourcing company MSX International.

8 January 2018

Ex-consultant at Ginger Recruitment Services sentenced for fraud

A former recruiter has been handed an eight-month jail sentence, suspended for a year, with 200 hours of unpaid work for making false expense claims.

8 January 2018

Recognition for recruitment industry in New Year’s Honours List

The founder of an organisation that helps individuals with disabilities and mental health issues find work has been awarded an OBE in the 2018 New Year’s Honours List.

2 January 2018

It’s not enough just to be a top biller, says Apprentice winner White

It’s not just enough to be a top biller if you want to follow in the footsteps of 2017 Apprentice joint winner James White, who spoke to Recruiter in the wake of the screening of his victory on the show last night.

IT/Telecoms 18 December 2017

Hudson sells recruitment and talent management businesses

Hudson Global is shifting its focus to its recruitment process outsourcing business following today’s announcement that it plans to sell its European and Asia Pacific-based recruitment and talent management businesses.

Oil & gas/Energy 18 December 2017

£30-an-hour ‘job’ to have beard stroked attracts thousands

Male grooming brand Mo Bro’s has been inundated with applicants following its call for bearded men for its beard-stroking station, which opens later this week.

18 December 2017

Income boost for Robert Walters fuelled by North American growth

Robert Walters deliver a 33% increase in group net fee income (NFI) in the first quarter of the year.

Search is on… for a nurse to work on one of Scotland’s remotest islands

Healthcare recruiters may be of use in finding a new nurse for a remote island near Shetland.

Healthcare/Medical 11 April 2017
HMRC

HMRC dismisses claims IR35 tool facilitates tax avoidance

HM Revenue & Customs has hit back over “completely incorrect” claims its new IR35 status tool could be facilitating tax avoidance.

10 April 2017

Golden Wonder to create 60 jobs

Golden Wonder is creating 60 jobs at its factory in Scunthorpe.

Industrial/Manufacturing 10 April 2017

SAFERjobs launches anti-fraud framework

Non-profit organisation SAFERjobs has launched a framework for recruiters aimed at preventing jobseekers being subject to attempted fraud.

10 April 2017

Hire a digital marketing expert to thrive, says Savage

Hiring a digital marketing expert will make the difference for recruiters seeking to thrive rather than merely survive, as technology proves an ever more disrupting influence on the recruitment sector.

IT/Telecoms 7 April 2017

REC Report on Jobs: Perm placements increase but at weaker pace in March

Permanent placements continued to increase in March though at a slightly weaker pace than the previous month, according to the latest Report on Jobs from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC).

7 April 2017
Gig economy

Inquiry into gig economy contracts good for recruiters

Gig economy contracts coming under ever greater scrutiny is good news for contingent recruitment agencies, an employment lawyer has claimed.

Retail, Legal 6 April 2017

Recruiter takes a punt with Perfect Candidate

Bristol recruiter ISL Recruitment is entering a horse in this weekend’s Grand National.

6 April 2017

General Dynamics defence contract to create 125 jobs

A £330m defence contract awarded Caerphilly county-based General Dynamics is to create 125 new jobs.

IT/Telecoms 6 April 2017
HMRC

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

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