Diversity/Inclusion

Recruiter urges financial services to ensure leadership reflects customer diversity

The chief executive of executive and interim recruiter Green Park Recruitment is calling on the financial services industry to do more to ensure that its leadership reflects the diversity of its customer base.

Banking/Financial services 21 February 2018

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.

Public sector 21 February 2018

Recruiters advised to listen to the ‘hidden’ youth and re-educate employers

Recruiters have a key role to play in helping the UK’s 480,000 ‘hidden’ youth unemployed into work.

Employers miss out on Asperger’s talent, says Packham

BBC wildlife presenter Chris Packham says “employers are missing a trick” by not hiring people with Asperger’s syndrome.

HR 14 February 2018

PageGroup: Diverse strands

Keeping diversity & inclusion at the top of PageGroup’s agenda falls to directors Sheri Hughes (left) and Sarah Kirk (right).

14 February 2018

Diversity and 'new age' interviews help in quest for talent

A focus on less obvious aspects of diversity and making interviews less formal are helping companies to find the staff they need.

Rec-to-rec, HR 14 February 2018

Review sexual harassment policies, recruiters advised

Recruiters have been urged to review policies and contractual liability clauses in light of a new government inquiry into workplace sexual harassment and non-disclosure agreements.

Legal, HR 13 February 2018

Lloyds Banking aims for 8% target of BAME senior managers by 2020

Lloyds Banking Group has a target of having 8% of its senior managers from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds by 2020.

Pledges are more than words

The UK director of diversity & inclusion at PageGroup has defended the value of public pledges and commitments made by employers.
 

12 February 2018

Recruitment must become ‘blind’

The very real prospect of growing skills shortages induced by Brexit is an opportunity for recruiters to rethink their attitude to age.

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

Channel 5 programme shows potential of candidates with special needs

A candidate set to feature on Channel 5’s The Special Needs Employment Agency tonight is thriving at work around two years after being placed with a Bristol-based recruitment agency.

1 February 2018

APPOINTMENTS: 15-19 JANUARY 2018

This week’s appointments include: BBR Services, Build Recruitment, Concilium Search, I-COM, iMultiply, Lorien, MBN Solutions, Monday at Nine, MOVE Guides, Pedersen & Partners, RIDI

Marketing & Sales, Retail 15 January 2018

How to use behavioural design for organisational inclusion

Unconscious bias can affect many organisations, but how can recruiters and companies overcome this?

Rec-to-rec, HR 12 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

FINANCIALS: Staffline’s £1bn target unlikely to be met

Staffline expects revenues to be slightly below its £1bn target, according to a trading update issued by the staffing and employability organisation this morning.

Legal, HR 3 January 2018

NEW TO THE MARKET: 2-5 JANUARY 2018

This week’s new launches include: CV-Library, Evolution Recruitment Solutions, IDEX Consulting, NonStop Recruitment, Women in Travel CIC

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 18-22 DECEMBER 2017

This week’s contracts and deals include: Adecco, ICRC

19 December 2017
Liane Hartley and Sharron Clow

Start-up of the Month: Source

Liane Hartley and Sharron Clow have set up Source, an agency that ethically recruits people for projects in the built environment.
 

Construction & property 13 December 2017

Government’s careers strategy neglects older workers

The government’s careers strategy fails to adequately address the support needed for older workers wanting to learn new skills, according to UK professional people development body CIPD.

Moving Ahead matches Paralympians with Allianz business mentors

Diversity and development expert Moving Ahead has held its first event assigning British Paralympic Association (BPA) employees with top tier corporate mentors from Allianz Insurance as part of a new 12-month scheme.

NEW TO THE MARKET: 4-8 DECEMBER 2017

This week’s new product, offices and offerings include: Franklin Fitch, Infused Learning

Theresa May backs government plan to get 1m disabled people into work

Prime Minister Theresa May has given her personal support to government plans to help 1m disabled people into work in the next 10 years.

30 November 2017

GLAA looks into exploitation in London

Investigators from the Gangmasters & Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) employed their new powers during a week of action looking into reports of possible labour exploitation in London.

Hiring managers still not trained in unconscious bias, finds Adecco

More than one in three organisations are not training hiring managers to avoid unconscious bias, according to research by Adecco.

20 November 2017

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