Diversity/Inclusion

Time for mental health to come in from the cold

We all know mental health is a hot topic at the moment, particularly as we have just celebrated World Mental Health Day. For PageGroup it is a key focus of ours under our Ability@Page strategy and for the first time we ran a global campaign on World Mental Health Day in October – recognising not only mental health but all disabilities.

14 November 2017

Accenture puts returners back on career track with Break|Through programme

Accenture has launched a returners programme aimed at helping people update their skills ahead of re-entering the workplace following an extended career break.

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 6-10 NOVEMBER 2017

This week’s contracts and deals include: Acorn Group, Astute Payroll, Bullhorn, MOVE Guides, Rare, Tribe Recruitment, Vacancy Filler

Recruiters warned to heed Equalities Act in questions about mental health conditions

Recruiters have been warned to tread carefully when asking candidates about mental health conditions or risk falling foul of the Equalities Act.

26 October 2017

Northern Ireland police service looks to recruit from LGBT community

Northern Ireland’s police service is to hold its first recruitment events for members of the LGBT community.

Public sector 26 October 2017

‘Future of jobs’ report calls for more work between schools and business

Progress on inclusion, social mobility, pay gaps and productivity are among the new ways that government and business need to measure the success of the UK jobs market, a report by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) has recommended.

Public sector, Education 19 October 2017

Age Positive Executive Search is on a mission

Age bias is being tackled head on by a recruitment start-up firm

19 October 2017

Nicoll Curtin buys cyber experts BeecherMadden

Cyber security and corporate governance recruiter BeecherMadden has joined the technology-focused Nicoll Curtin Group, becoming the group’s second new business this year. No sale price was disclosed.

IT/Telecoms 16 October 2017

Government aims to become top D&I employer by 2020

The government has set out a new diversity & inclusion strategy with the aim of becoming the UK’s most inclusive employer by the year 2020.

Public sector 16 October 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.

Employability: iStock

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

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