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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

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

Chinese students flock to Australia to plug gap in China’s wine industry

Chinese students are heading to South Australia to study winemaking to plug a talent winemaking shortage in China’s own wine industry.

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”.

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.

Kandidate eyes European expansion after RiseHigh buy

Shoreditch-based HR tech firm Kandidate, which finds top talent for start-ups, is eyeing European expansion following its acquisition of talent matching platform RiseHigh.

HR 24 April 2017

Gorkana blocks unpaid internship job ads

Gorkana’s job board has moved to no longer allow “expenses only” internship vacancies to be posted to the site.

Airswift expands into Mozambique with JV Airswift Embrace

Global workforce solutions provider Airswift has launched a locally incorporated joint venture (JV) in Mozambique.

Oil & gas/Energy, HR 12 April 2017

New to the Market: 27-31 March 2017

Latest new launches, openings or products within the recruitment industry: 27-31 March 2017

Gibbs Connects with Work to help apprentices

International technology and digital workforce management solutions business Gibbs Hybrid Workforce Solutions has agreed a partnership with banking giant Barclays Citizenship team and social business Catch 22.

Network Rail and Santander among big firms to take on apprentices

As National Apprenticeship Week comes to an end, KFC, Mitchells & Butlers, Network Rail, Redrow and Santander have been among the big companies making apprenticeship commitments.

Retail, Transport & logistics 10 March 2017

Woodrow Mercer Finance launches new division

Woodrow Mercer Finance, a joint venture between Yorkshire-based financial consultancy and recruiter FDYL and Birmingham-based recruiter Woodrow Mercer, has launched a division specialising in recruitment of entry level and part-qualified finance staff.

Investing in early pharma talent

A training academy run by pharmaceutical research & development staffing company Clinical Professionals is proof that efforts to help jobseekers into entry-level employment are not confined to those at the lower ends of the labour market.

ARC campaigns for Apprenticeship Levy amendment

The Association of Recruitment Consultancies (ARC) is to campaign for an amendment to the Apprenticeship Levy charge on recruitment agency payrolls, having consulted its members and getting legal advice.

2 December 2016

SThree Foundation launches to get youth into STEM jobs

International recruiter SThree has launched the SThree Foundation.

28 November 2016

Lombard Risk creates 140 jobs in Birmingham

Lombard Risk Management, a provider of integrated regulatory reporting and collateral management solutions for the financial services industry, is opening a new technology centre in the UK, creating 140 new posts.

IT/Telecoms 25 November 2016

Engineering specialist Costain calls for a ‘recruitment revolution’

Engineering solutions provider Costain has called for a ‘recruitment revolution’ to attract a new wave of would-be engineers with the skills and backgrounds to meet the demand for an array of infrastructure projects expect to be announced by the Chancellor in today’s Autumn Statement.

CMI signs Armed Forces Covenant

The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) has signed the Armed Forces Covenant giving family members of Service personnel, who are CMI members, greater access to civilian skills and career development.

23 November 2016

Employment remains at record high

The UK’s employment rate has remained at record levels, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics, while unemployment also fell.

Cooper Lomaz partners with Nelsonspirit to help young leaders

East Anglian recruiter Cooper Lomaz has sponsored the inaugural Nelsonspirit Future Leaders Crew, a leadership programme for young people in Norfolk aged between 16 and 17.

Education, Engineering 16 November 2016

Apprenticeship Levy could put intermediaries out of business, warns FCSA

The Apprenticeship Levy could see intermediaries across the country go out of business, the FCSA, a trade association for professional employment service providers, has warned.

15 November 2016

Don’t look for ‘usual suspects’ when recruiting new talent

Completely rethinking their view of what a desired recruit looks like has enabled Fujitsu to take on loyal, passionate apprentices that “blew the company’s socks off”, according to Michael Keegan the ICT company’s chairman.

IT/Telecoms, HR 11 November 2016

Peace Child ambassador used ‘inner recruiter’ to change career plans

Embracing her ‘inner recruiter’ has helped a ‘Work the Change’ ambassador for youth empowerment organisation Peace Child completely change career path.

Education, HR 9 November 2016

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