Public sector

Defence secretary promises to cut Army recruitment time

The defence secretary has pledged to reduce the time taken between someone taking an interest in joining the British Army and a decision on their application.

Recruiters call for improvement in Army recruitment

The admission by defence secretary Gavin Williamson that the state of British Army recruitment was “unacceptable” has prompted recruiters to call for change. Williamson’s remark, made in a speech last week, came after it was revealed that it takes an average of 300 days for an application to join the Army to be completed.

Diversity/Inclusion 21 February 2018

Letters: Government must improve working standards to retain nurses

In light of the recent news that 33,000 nurses are leaving the NHS each year, working standards need to be improved to retain staff.

14 February 2018

NEW TO THE MARKET: 12-16 FEBRUARY 2018

This week’s launches include: APSCo, ClickMechanic, Computer Recruiter, Guidant Group, ITS, Recite Me, TFS Healthcare, Uncommon.co

Supplier, Technology 13 February 2018

Carillion collapse fallout continues

Carillion's much publicised collapse has sent shockwaves in the recruitment industry as well.
 

Your recruitment business 12 February 2018

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 12-16 FEBRUARY 2018

This week’s contracts & deals: Berry Recruitment, Bullhorn, Crown World Mobility, Educate Resourcing, Jobshop UK, PageGroup, Spider, Templine Employment Agency, The Curve Group, The Daisy Chain, Thunderhead, TXM Recruit, Uniting Ambition, Viventis Search Asia

Demand rises for social care recruiters to solve complex staffing challenge

Demand for the services of social care recruiters has never been higher as the sector contends with an “incredibly complex” staffing challenge.

Temporary workforce 9 February 2018

Recruiters sceptical over leaked Doomsday Brexit economic document

Recruiters are sceptical over a leaked document showing the UK economy will be hit no matter what Brexit deal is struck.

Hogarth says Staffline in good shape as Pullen takes the helm

Andy Hogarth has stepped down as CEO at Staffline after a decade and a half with the recruitment and employability organisation.

Companies, Financials 24 January 2018

Recruiter lobbies Home Office over shortage occupation lists for all doctors

A Bristol-based recruiter is lobbying the Home Office to call for all doctor classifications to be added to shortage occupation lists after discovering around 50 doctors who are waiting to enter the UK.

Prince William helps ex-military step into jobs in the NHS

Prince William has launched a nationwide campaign aimed at helping military veterans, their partners and dependants find work in the NHS.

Healthcare recruiters adapt to growing nursing crisis in the UK

Recruiters are learning to adapt to the growing nationwide shortage of nurses from the UK and abroad.

In-house recruitment 18 January 2018

Carillion receivers in talks with potential buyers for SkyBlue

The official receivers of Carillion are seeking potential buyers for its recruitment business SkyBlue.

16 January 2018

Question marks over recruiter SkyBlue as Carillion goes into liquidation

Carillion, owner of recruitment business SkyBlue, is to go into liquidation.

In-house recruitment 15 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.

9 January 2018

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’.

Temporary workforce 9 January 2018

APPOINTMENTS: 8-12 JANUARY 2018

This week’s appointments include: Dawn Food Products, Heidrick & Struggles, Hydrogen Group, IIC Partners, Pearson, PGC, PK Education, Remedium Partners, Ridgeon Group, RoboRecruiter, Staffgroup, Wilton & Bain, Workforce Staffing, ZRG Partners

NEW TO THE MARKET: 8-12 JANUARY 2018

This week’s launches include: Aquent/Vitamin T, Broadstone Engage, BYP Network, Clinical Professionals Group, Eden Brown Education, HRC Recruitment, Jonothan Bosworth, Phaidon International, Reed

Supplier, Technology 8 January 2018

APPOINTMENTS: 2-5 JANUARY 2018

This week’s appointments include: Glassdoor, MorePeople, Rutherford Briant Recruitment, The Treasury Recruitment Company

Technology 3 January 2018

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 2-5 JANUARY 2018

This week’s contracts and deals include: Locum People

3 January 2018

Price caps succeed in keeping NHS agency worker costs down

The implementation of price caps for agency healthcare workers in the NHS in order to keep costs down has been “very successful”, a senior official with NHS Improvement (NHSI) has told Recruiter.

19 December 2017

Recruiters, work with us

A move toward collaborative staffing banks, rate transparency and achieving continued cost-cutting targets for agency expenditure and temporary staffing costs overall are 2018 priorities for the NHS, a senior official at NHS Improvement (NHSI) says.

 

18 December 2017

RECRUITER HOT 100: THE HOT 10 PUBLIC/NOT-FOR-PROFIT RECRUITERS

As part of Recruiter's in depth look into the UK's most profitable recruiters, we take a look at the HOT 10 public/not-for-profit sector recruiters.

15 December 2017

FINANCIALS: Servoca attributes solid performance to diversification

A diversified business model has paid off for Servoca this year, and the specialist recruitment solutions and outsourcing provider is eyeing acquisitions in the education sector for 2018.

12 December 2017

NHSI considers role of umbrella companies in health service

The NHS’s relationship with umbrella companies is under discussion as the health service seeks to further cut back its agency expenditure, improve transparency on agency worker pay, and move toward a greater use of internal staffing banks, a senior NHS Improvement (NHSI) official has told Recruiter

12 December 2017

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