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Carry out DBS checks on prospective candidates, advises Farsight Recruitment’s boss

The CEO of Farsight Recruitment has called on all recruiters to ensure they implement Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks when taking on staff, after an ex-employee was found guilty of stealing £17k from the firm.

Construction & property, HR 23 January 2018

RTM partners Sky to recruit 3,000 a year

Talent management consultancy RTM, a subsidiary of global operator Rethink Group, has been appointed as strategic sourcing and recruitment partner to broadcasting giant Sky.

AI can increase global employment says Accenture research

Rather than replacing roles, increased investment in artificial intelligence (AI) could actually increase global employment levels by 10% by 2022.

Arsenal is on the lookout for a new (sales) signing

Fancy following Henrikh Mkhitaryan through the door at the Emirates and becoming Arsenal’s latest signing?

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 22-26 JANUARY 2018

This week’s contracts and deals include: IIC Partners, Paradox, Smashfly Technologies, Workday HCM

Serial fraudster jailed after stealing from Farsight Recruitment

A finance manager, who pretended she had cancer and stole £17k from her employer – Derby-based Farsight Recruitment – has been sentenced to 20 months in jail.

Draft Bill clarifying worker status could hit use of agency workers

While a Draft Bill, currently passing through Parliament proposing the ban of zero-hour contracts, will offer greater clarity of worker status, it could also result in a dramatic decrease in the use of agency workers.

Legislation 22 January 2018

Barometer reveals good weather ahead for recruiters’ prospects

As recruiters start the year, agency optimism is improving but there are also concerns around availability of consultants and candidates, and increased debtor days.

Financials 22 January 2018

Buckingham Palace on lookout for good social media communicator

Are you a big fan of the royals and have great social media communication skills? Well, this could be the job for you.

Joint Lee McQueen & Ricky Martin

How to stay hired on The Apprentice

Considering applying for the next cohort of the BBC’s The Apprentice?

People 12 January 2018

2018 M&A activity held back by uncertainty

Recruitment mergers & acquisitions activity will likely increase in 2018 but nowhere near the bumper volumes of 2015.

12 January 2018

Recruiters urged to speak to candidates about controversial posts

Recruiters should have open and honest discussions with candidates about the detrimental effect their social media footprint could have on their job prospects.

Creative/Digital/Media, HR 11 January 2018

More people look to recruitment as a career, job ads reveal

Recruitment ranks among those UK sectors posting an annual increase in job creation.

11 January 2018

Chester Zoo looks for a head giraffe keeper

Do you like giraffes? Of course you do – doesn’t everyone? In which case we have found the perfect job for you.

FINANCIALS: Hays reveals double-digit growth but muted UK performance

Recruitment giant Hays has seen net fee income grow 13% year-on-year, buoyed by a strong performance of its European business.

Financials 11 January 2018

Winning recruiters Martin and McQueen reveal how to succeed on The Apprentice

Ahead of the closing date for applications for The Apprentice 2018, past winners Ricky Martin and Lee McQueen have told Recruiter the secrets to making your business plan on the show stand out.

England FA adopts the BAME ‘Rooney Rule’ for future roles

English football’s governing body the Football Association is to adopt its version of the ‘Rooney Rule’ for future roles connected to the England national team.

Hospitality/Leisure 10 January 2018

FINANCIALS: PageGroup posts record profits but down in the UK

While global recruiter PageGroup witnessed record gross profits last year, its UK divisions have experienced challenging market conditions.

FINANCIALS: ClearStar predicts rise in revenues

US background check firm ClearStar says it expects 2017 revenues to be up 11% on the previous year, according to a trading update for the year ended 31 December 2017.

FinancialsHR 10 January 2018

Recruiters urged to look at values as well as job spec when hiring

Recruiters have been urged to tread carefully when hiring workers with particularly conservative views or risk being brought to tribunal and face potentially unlimited fines.

9 January 2018

Ex-recruiter Bradley helps Tories appeal to the youth

A former recruiter-turned-MP has been charged with helping the Conservative Party increase its appeal to young people.

PeoplePublic sector 9 January 2018

FINANCIALS: Robert Walters reports positive group profits

Global recruiter Robert Walters has continued to see positive growth with group gross profit up 19% year-on-year, according to a trading update for Q4 2017.

Perm placements on the up in December says Report on Jobs

Permanent placements rose at their quickest pace for four months in December, according to the latest IHS Markit/Recruitment & Employment Confederation ‘Report on Jobs’.

Public sector, Engineering 9 January 2018

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 8-12 JANUARY 2018

This week’s contracts and deals: Adzuna, Citifocus, In Job Group, NRG, Principality Recruitment, Recruitive, Search Consultancy

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.

UK&Ireland 8 January 2018

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