Retail recruiters optimistic despite high street doom and gloom

The UK high street has suffered in recent months, with a string of closures of well-known retailers, and others struggling to survive.

Retail 20 April 2018

Irish minister opens ttm Healthcare’s new Manchester office

Healthcare recruiter ttm Healthcare’s new Manchester office has been opened by Irish minister for business, enterprise and innovation, Heather Humphreys TD (member of the lower house of the Irish parliament).

Career change? Score a coaching position for Manchester United

Fancy exchanging the world of recruitment for being assistant boss at Premier League behemoth Manchester United?

Hospitality/Leisure 20 April 2018

Question marks hang over IR35 and employment status

The impact of the IR35 rules on the public sector has been “very negative”, according to a survey of public and private sector professionals carried out by professional recruitment company Harvey Nash.

LegislationPublic sector 19 April 2018

Two arrests at hand car wash in Durham following joint GLAA and police raid

Two men were arrested at a hand car wash following a modern slavery raid in Durham yesterday.

FINANCIALS: Gattaca sees rise in profits

Engineering and technology recruitment company Gattaca has seen growth in net fee income of 12% compared with the same six months last year.

Ex-recruiter could face jail in Singapore after breaking commuter’s nose

A British former recruiter could face jail in Singapore after an attack on a fellow commuter that left him with a broken nose.

Social media exit won’t hit recruitment, says Wetherspoons

Wetherspoons doesn’t think it will regret removing social media from its recruitment marketing mix.

18 April 2018

Demand for local Saudi talent on the increase, says Hays

Hays is reporting increased demand for its services to source local talent in Saudi Arabia, as the kingdom makes progress with its Saudi Vision 2030 programme.

FINANCIALS: Mixed results for Hydrogen, Parity and Robert Walters

Recruitment firms Hydrogen, Parity and Robert Walters have all released financial results today.

Candidate shortage continues to hit UK says Report on Jobs

The UK continues to suffer from a shortage of candidates, according to the latest IHS Markit/Recruitment & Employment Confederation ‘Report on Jobs’.

Agency work tops global revenues for employment industry

Agency work continues to be the top revenue generator for the global employment industry.

Financials 10 April 2018


This week’s launches include: cut-e, Devire Group, mroads, Orchard Recruitment, Workday

Flexible jobs for all and paternity pay for agency workers, recommends report

Employers could increasingly turn to agency workers to mitigate the effects of a report recommendation that all new jobs should be advertised as flexible.

Legislation 9 April 2018

Nakama CFO resigns as Australian tax difficulties mount

Angus Watson has stepped down as chief financial officer at Nakama Group, as the international recruiter warned of difficulties its Australian subsidiaries may encounter in meeting outstanding tax payments.

GLAA uses powers on unlicensed couple to prevent labour exploitation

The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) has made use of legal powers at its disposal to stop a West Midlands couple from providing workers without a licence.

Legislation 9 April 2018

Recruitment’s hammer thrower Bennett in hammer final

Recruitment’s representative in the Commonwealth Games missed out on a medal last weekend.


This week’s appointments include: Acorn, Armstrong Craven, BMC Recruitment Group, Emperic Group, Global Resourcing, Pedersen & Partners, RSA Group, Stopgap, tml Partners, Vibe HCM


This week’s contracts and deals include: Abacus Professional Recruitment, Immersive Labs, Optionis

ContractsIT/Telecoms, HR 9 April 2018

Hammer time for recruitment’s Bennett in the Commonwealth Games

The Commonwealth Games kicked off in Australia’s Gold Coast this week and it appears Team Scotland has an industry representative for us all to cheer on.

PeopleExecutive search 6 April 2018

Young’s job boat comes in with M&S contract

North-East Lincolnshire’s food manufacturing sector is to get a boost with the creation of 200 new jobs.

Doritos to recruit superfan to test new products

Do you fancy a career change? How about becoming a professional snacker?

Recruitment industry highlights gender pay discrepancies

Some of the UK’s largest recruitment companies have much work to do if they are to eliminate the gap between what they pay their men and women.

Legislation 5 April 2018

Netflix recruits professional TV show binge-watcher

Are you a massive fan of Black Mirror, G.L.O.W. or The Real Ghostbusters and do you want to get paid for watching said shows on Netflix?

Could the UK follow Iceland’s gender quota lead?

Any attempt by the UK government to follow Iceland’s model to eliminate the gender pay gap through quotas or forcing firms to prove equal pay would have far reaching implications for recruiters.

Legislation 5 April 2018

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