Emerging talent

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

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

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.

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