Diversity/Inclusion

Papworth Trust takes away the fear of 'work' from its clients

Papworth Trust is using a novel and counter-intuitive approach to supporting its clients into employment.

16 August 2017

Flexible working for all a great idea in an ideal world, say recruiters

Although broadly supportive, recruiters have questioned the practicalities of a recommendation by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).

Inclusion key for in-house resourcing

As organisations adapt to an ever-changing business world, in-house recruiters are finding new ways to seek out talent.
 

Blizzard launches recruitment drive for more women

Video games maker Blizzard is has launched a recruitment drive for more female and ethnic minority workers.

Creative/Digital/Media 14 August 2017

NEW TO THE MARKET: 14-18 AUGUST 2017

Latest new launches, openings or products within the recruitment industry, including: Bluestones Logistics, Flexology, M-Files, Opus Professional Services Group, Pure Search, Red Eagle, Spencer Ogden

Recruiters warned not to ignore ASA guidance on gender ads

Recruiters have been warned not to place recruitment adverts featuring stereotypical gender roles on behalf of clients, or risk sanction from the Advertising Standards Authority.

Rec-to-rec, Marketing 21 July 2017

Recruiters should review the gender pay gap

Employers have been urged to review the roles they recruit for to ensure there are strong reasons for any gender pay gap that exists or risk being brought to tribunal.

20 July 2017

PageGroup partners with Mencap

Astoundingly just 6% of people with a learning disability in the UK are in paid employment.
 

19 July 2017

Soundbites August 2017

"The House of Commons has recently introduced a less formal dress code. Have strict dress codes had their day?"
 

18 July 2017

Hornblowers wanted in Ripon for 1,000-year-old job

Applications have just closed to find someone to fill the 1,000-year role of hornblower for the Yorkshire city of Ripon (pictured).

Barmaid dismissal for clothing faux pas raises discrimination concerns for recruiters

Recruiters have been warned to be wary of potentially discriminatory demands from clients following a case involving a barmaid, who claimed she was dismissed for refusing to wear a bra.

Hospitality/Leisure 28 June 2017

APPOINTMENTS: 26-30 JUNE 2017

This week’s appointments include: Beyond Associés, Clear Company, Gattaca, House of Fraser, IQX, Futurestep, Kentemp Recruitment & Staffing, Mazda Motors UK, Peace Recruitment, Raw Talent Academy, TeamJobs

Marketing & Sales, Retail 26 June 2017

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 26-30 JUNE 2017

This week’s contracts and deals, including Amrop, CIPD, Driver Hire, Gravitas Recruitment Group, Hays Talent Solutions, Kubrick Group, Liquid Careers, N-Trust Care Services, Nakama, Recruitive Software, Sheffield Haworth

Public sector, Social care 26 June 2017

NEW TO THE MARKET: 26-30 JUNE 2017

Latest new launches, openings or products within the recruitment industry, including: Airswift, Argyll Scott, BSI, Cartus Corporation, CILT, National Locums, NonStop Recruitment, Talentpuddle, Technically Compatible, The Best Connection

NEW TO THE MARKET: 19-23 JUNE 2017

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

Online activity

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

HR 16 June 2017
Job search

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
Jennifer Letchet

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

NEW TO THE MARKET: 22-26 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”.

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