Latest new launches, openings or products within the recruitment industry, including: 2B Interface, APSCo, g2 Recruitment, Peace Recruitment Group, Tile Hill, VERCIDA.com

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Building personal brand frequently goes on the back-burner for busy recruiters more focused on presenting others.

HR 16 June 2017
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Gen Y and millennials more likely to work abroad

Generation Y and millennials are more likely to seek new global assignments than their older peers, according to research from The RES Forum.

16 June 2017

Ex-hurdler’s advice for recruiters on finding ex-sports pros

If recruiters want to dip into the talent pool of ex-sports professionals, look for the parallels between performing in sport and in business.

15 June 2017

Guidant Group drives off with AA deal

Outsourced recruitment solutions provider Guidant Group has secured a five-year deal with roadside recovery firm the AA.

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Aspiro-ing to work with mental health

Colin Cottell investigates the work of Aspiro, a social enterprise firm that gives help to those suffering from mental health problems get back into employment.

HR 26 May 2017
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My Brilliant Recruitment Career: Jennifer Letchet

We look into the background of people working in recruitment to see what their aspirations were when they were younger – and what makes them tick today...

HR 26 May 2017
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Inclusive technology: removing the bias from the recruitment process

Data collected during the recruitment process can play a central part in informing a diversity & inclusion (D&I) strategy, but too many organisations are still not exploiting this information.


HR 24 May 2017

Firms urged to commit to employing 12% more older workers

The government’s business champion for older workers Andy Briggs has called on UK firms to publicly commit to employing 12% more older workers by 2022.

23 May 2017


Latest new launches, openings or products within the recruitment industry, including AasaanJobs, Beyond360, Evolution Recruitment Solutions, Frank Recruitment Group, MyPlus Consulting, New Chapter, Peek, Unite People, Workforce Recruitment

Retail, Sales 22 May 2017

Employers should be forced to provide feedback says campaign

A campaign lobbying government for new rules requiring employers to give candidate feedback post interview has been “extremely well received”.

Asperger’s employment case highlights caution with multiple-choice testing

Recruiters have been warned to tread carefully if using multiple-choice testing when hiring, so as not to discriminate against candidates with autism.

Legal 9 May 2017

Recruiters have key role in new diversity & inclusion standard

A new British Standards Institute Standard on Diversity and Inclusion (D&I), due to be officially launched tomorrow, identifies recruitment agencies as having a key role in improving the UK’s record on D&I in employment by attracting candidates from a wider talent pool.

HR 3 May 2017

London’s courts on diverse recruitment drive for magistrates

London’s courts are reaching out to people from all ages and communities to fill 350 magistrates’ roles.

Legal 2 May 2017

Clegg urges recruiters to be a bridge between clients and candidates from ‘lower-caste’ backgrounds

With the UK suffering from a “social caste” system, recruiters need to be the bridge between clients and candidates to boost social mobility across the UK, according to former Deputy Prime Minister and Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg.

Pop-up cafés offer new skills for deaf

Pop-up cafes are helping people who are deaf or hard of hearing to get a foothold in the hospitality industry, reports Colin Cottell. 

Retail, Hospitality/Leisure 20 April 2017
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Plugging the skills gap

Building bridges with refugees

19 April 2017

Search firms to improve diversity shortlists following report

Executive search firms could have to review candidate shortlists more closely in future to take account of a new recommendation from MPs aimed at improving gender diversity in UK boardrooms.

Executive search 5 April 2017

WEC inquiry looks at progress on older workers

The Women and Equalities Committee has launched a new inquiry into older people and employment, looking at current government policies to help people extend working lives, and possible further steps tackling age discrimination.

Public sector 28 March 2017

Flashdance: what a flexible feeling

A dancing flash-mob is descending on London's Trafalgar Square at the end of the month to promote flexible working.

22 March 2017

Combating unconscious bias in the workplace

A programme aimed at tackling unconscious bias is playing a vital role in construction company Carillion’s efforts to boost workforce diversity and inclusion.

Recruiters urged to secure indemnity from clients to protect against discrimination claims

Recruiters have been urged to secure an indemnity from clients protecting them from prosecution against discrimination claims following a landmark ruling from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) today.

14 March 2017

Vodafone ReConnects with career-break women

Multi-national telecommunications firm Vodafone has launched ReConnect - a recruitment programme for women on career breaks.

Lloyds vows to fill more senior jobs with women

Lloyds Banking Group announces a commitment to ensuring 40% of its senior roles are held by women

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Small can be beautiful with social media

Small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) can be just as successful as their larger counterparts...

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