Emerging talent

Recruiters must focus on broad skills clusters not specifics says expert

Recruiters must “release expectations” that they are hiring for specific job roles, and instead focus on placing candidates into positions based on their “skills cluster”.

1 December 2017

Child Soldiers International slams army recruitment tactics

Charity Child Soldiers International has criticised the British Army for its latest recruitment campaign, which it says is appealing to an alarming number of vulnerable under 18-year-olds.

Public sector 1 December 2017

Apprenticeships overtake graduate programmes for talent attraction says The FIRM

Apprentice programmes have overtaken graduate programmes as the most popular structured initiative for engaging future talent, according to this year’s annual survey of members of The FIRM (Forum for In-House Recruitment Managers).

16 November 2017
Technology, employer brand and social recruiting are all hot topics from the latest membership survey from The FIRM (Forum for In-House Recruitment Managers).

Getting inside in-house recruiters

Technology, employer brand and social recruiting are all hot topics from the latest membership survey from The FIRM (Forum for In-House Recruitment Managers).

14 November 2017

Future cyber security talent sorted but plugging gaps now is less certain

Recruiting the next generation of talent the UK needs to fight cyber security threats in the future is well under way – the challenge is dealing with the next five years.

University a waste of time, says Lord Sugar

Lord Sugar, star of TV reality show The Apprentice, believes most university courses are “a perfect waste of time”.

Hall launches Talent Insight Group

Serial entrepreneur, private investor and author Glen Hall has launched a new consultancy working with organisations looking to make better informed strategic talent decisions.

HR 16 October 2017

NEW TO THE MARKET: 16-20 OCTOBER 2017

This week’s new product, offices and offerings include: BrooksonCandiRight, iwant2bea, Fircroft, iMultiply, Madgex, MSS People, NHS Northamptonshire, Taylor Higson

Public sector, Education 16 October 2017

Rethink launches Code Nation to tackle digital skills shortage

Global recruiter Rethink Group is launching a coding school in its spiritual home of Manchester.

Creative/Digital/Media, IT/Telecoms 20 September 2017

Profiling promises to transform volume recruitment

Social media data profiling is the next frontier for recruiters.

Retail, Sales 19 September 2017

Five actions to take now to prepare for technological disruptions to the workforce

The future could be an exciting place, where we tackle a lot of current challenges in society and create new opportunities.

4 September 2017

Ab Banerjee: A better way to find star performers

Goldman Sachs recently introduced a personality test for prospective new interns. By testing at application stage, the investment bank is hoping to hire new recruits who have similar qualities to its existing ‘star performers’.

Berry Recruitment find bar staff for UB40 gig through Facebook

A hospitality recruiter has managed to recruit all 70+ bar staff to work at reggae band UB40’s recent concert in Darlington entirely through Facebook.

Retail, Hospitality/Leisure 18 August 2017

Fewer students mean new opportunities for graduate recruiters

Graduate recruiters are having to contend with growing numbers of A-Level students spurning university to move directly into the world of work.

Engineering, IT/Telecoms 17 August 2017

Malmaison and Hotel du Vin expand apprenticeships

The hotel group behind the Malmaison and Hotel du Vin brands is to extend the range of apprenticeship it offers over the next year as part of its efforts to attract, develop and retain talent.

Work for NASA? It’s child’s play

NASA’s search for a planetary protection officer has attracted an application from a nine-year-old New Jersey resident.

Engineering 9 August 2017

Boeing Sheffield boosts future manufacturing skills hopes post-Brexit

Recruiters have welcomed the boost to UK manufacturing and development of future skills as a result of Boeing Sheffield being given the go-ahead.

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 17-21 JULY 2017

This week’s contracts and deals, including: Genesis Employment Services, Hays Talent Solutions, National Locums, NonStop Recruitment, TAPFIN, Workday Human Capital Management

When a crisis strikes, define what good looks like

It’s vital to define what good looks like when recruiting to continue to bring talent into crisis-hit organisations, according to Carrie Birmingham (pictured), former director of News UK.

HR 13 July 2017

NEW TO THE MARKET: 10-14 JULY 2017

Latest new launches, openings or products within the recruitment industry, including: Bright Network, Jonathan Lee Recruitment, McGinley Group, Odro

Have you made the Investing in Talent Awards shortlist?

The shortlist has been announced for the Recruiter Investing in Talent Awards 2017 (see full list below).

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
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

REC turns to ex-employment minister to head commission

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation has turned to a former employment minister to lead its new ‘Future of Jobs’ commission.

13 June 2017

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