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Despite being fired, Shah recommends recruiters should try and get hired on The Apprentice

Would-be Apprentice candidates from the recruitment industry should think outside the box if they plan on pitching a new recruitment agency to Lord Sugar.

IT/Telecoms 17 November 2017

Manchester United on the lookout for new handyman

Is it your dream job to be involved with a top class football team – for instance, helping a certain José Mourinho in ways that even his players couldn’t do?

Ever tried to recruit a chocolate-ologist or an ice assistant?

What’s the weirdest job you’ve ever recruited for? Can it beat chocolate-ologist, ice assistant or blood labeller?

Two businesses boost jobs in Wrexham

Wrexham in North Wales has been boosted by the promise of 350 new jobs from two employers.

Don’t fear the rise of the machine says James Reed

Recruiters should concentrate on building large global networks and ensuring consultants’ knowledge and skills are up to date rather than fear the rise of the machines, according to James Reed, chairman of recruitment giant REED.

People 16 November 2017

Have the would-be recruitment Apprentices made it through?

The recruitment industry has lost its first representative from the BBC TV reality show The Apprentice 2017 but which one?

Lighter Side 16 November 2017

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).

UK&Ireland 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.

FINANCIALS: Impellam expects earnings to be down

Impellam Group says it expects full-year earnings to be slightly below expectations, according to a trading update.

Perm placements rise faster in London than rest of UK

Permanent placements in October in London grew at their fastest pace since May, according to the latest 'Report on Jobs' from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation.

8 November 2017

Good news for recruiters as Twitter raises character count

Recruiters will soon have twice the number of characters at their disposal for tweets on Twitter.

Non-solicit clause would stop agencies soliciting teaching staff

The use of non-solicitation clauses could protect schools against recruiters cold calling teachers they have placed by enabling them to sue these agencies for breach of contract.

Public sector, Education 7 November 2017

FINANCIALS: Adecco Group sees revenue rise but mixed bag for UK & Ireland

Recruitment giant Adecco Group has seen group revenue increase 6% year-on-year led by strong growth in its France, Iberia, Italy and Benelux operations in the third quarter of 2017.

Enisca Group takes on 29 new recruits in Cookstown

Northern Ireland’s engineering sector is to be boosted as a result of Cookstown-based Enisca Group taking on new staff.

Want a job where tea breaks last all day? Put the kettle on and send in your CV

Do you drink tea and coffee by the gallon? Well, step right up as we have a T-riffic job for you.

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 6-10 NOVEMBER 2017

This week’s contracts and deals include: Acorn Group, Astute Payroll, Bullhorn, MOVE Guides, Rare, Tribe Recruitment, Vacancy Filler

NEW TO THE MARKET: 6-10 NOVEMBER 2017

This week’s new product, offices and offerings include: AasaanJobs, Appcast, APPII, Omega Resource Group

CEO Kevin Green steps down from the helm at the REC

Kevin Green is to step down as CEO at the Recruitment & Employment Confederation after almost a decade in the role.

6 November 2017

Atkinson creates recruitment ‘supergroup’ Taranata

Recruitment magnate Paul Atkinson has brought his four businesses together under one ‘supergroup’ and announced plans to grow it by 50% in the next two years.

House of Lords panel warns about judges’ recruitment

A panel of peers has raised “serious concerns” about the recruitment of judges.

Legal 6 November 2017

Once upon a dream, Honey 'Fairy' G appeared in panto…

If you’ve been having sleepless nights wondering what ex-recruitment consultant Honey G has been up to, worry no more.

Lighter Side 6 November 2017

APPOINTMENTS: 6-10 NOVEMBER 2017

This week’s appointments include: Armstrong Craven, Arrows Group, Class People, Core-Asset Verify, Eames Consulting Group, Entelo, Head Medical, INEOS Automotive, MOVE Guides, Pedersen & Partners, Randstad, Salt, Servoca, Zachary Daniels

Recruitment Fight Night director vows to step into the ring

OHO Group founder Roger Wilkinson has pledged to get in the ring next year after the inaugural Recruitment Fight Night raised £10k for charity.

Recruiters feel a part of the FA Cup magic

A footballer-turned-recruiter and a recruiter-turned-football-chief both have a special interest in this weekend’s FA Cup first round.

Lighter Side 3 November 2017

Brexit and stringent language tests blamed for sharp drop in EU nurse recruits

Recruiters have warned of a forthcoming “crisis” as figures showed a sharp drop off in the numbers of nurses and midwives entering the UK from other European countries.

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