In-house recruitment

Fruit growers could go out of business due to labour shortages

The director of a soft fruits supplier has asked the government to allow seasonal fruit pickers from the EU an easier ride into the UK or see firms like his go out of business.

Agriculture 23 June 2017

JLR works with Gorillaz to find cracking talent

Carmaker Jaguar Land Rover and Gorillaz are working together to recruit the next generation of engineering talent.

New jobs come to Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland has benefited to the tune of almost 200 new jobs, revealed in announcements released by regional development agency Invest NI.

Candidates, how to rub recruiters up the wrong way

Arrogant or rude candidates need not to apply, if research from CV-Library is anything to go by.

Rec-to-rec 22 June 2017

Virgin Atlantic ad aims to turn customers into candidates

Virgin Atlantic’s in-flight entertainment now features recruitment ads aimed at encouraging people to come and work for the airline.

Transport & logistics, HR 21 June 2017

Confidence in the economy stabilises on Brexit anniversary

UK employer confidence in the economy has stabilised a year after the nation’s vote to leave the European Union.

21 June 2017

Sky Bet expands Sheffield workforce with £3.5m investment

Betting company Sky Bet is expanding its premises in Sheffield with room for 160 new hires.

Hospitality/Leisure 21 June 2017

Think-tank calls on gig employers to disclose workers’ hourly earnings

Independent think-tank the Social Market Foundation has called for gig economy employers to disclose their gig worker hourly earnings.

20 June 2017

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HR 19 June 2017

Glenys Jackson receives OBE for maritime recruitment

A director at the Merchant Navy Training Board has been awarded an OBE for services to recruitment and training in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

19 June 2017

Jaguar Land Rover to take on 5,000 new recruits

Carmaker Jaguar Land Rover is to recruit 5,000 staff in a bid to enhance its expertise in autonomous and electric technology.


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Public sector, Education 19 June 2017
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Recruiting beyond the thin blue line

Winners of two of the 2017 Recruiter Awards demonstrate that recruitment is pushing the boundaries among Britain’s police forces.

Wise up to candidate dissatisfaction

"Transparency, feedback and status updates can help create a good candidate experience – so why are companies still ignoring them?"

HR 16 June 2017

Recruiters report no slowdown in overseas staff for NHS

As the NHS prepares to meet the resourcing challenges of a post-Brexit world, recruiters report no signs of any slowdown in overseas nurses wishing to relocate to the UK.

AMV launches permanent half-time job initiative

Advertising agency AMV BBDO is boosting its number of permanent half-time jobs for people who may have taken a career break to care for children or a sick family member.

Marketing & Sales, HR 15 June 2017

Jobs boost for Northern Ireland’s manufacturing industry

Northern Ireland’s manufacturing industry is to gain 282 new jobs, thanks to investment from Invest Northern Ireland (Invest NI).

Recruitment industry views on unemployment figures

Unemployment fell to 1.53m in the quarter to April, the lowest since records began in 1975, according to official figures.

14 June 2017

ManpowerGroup partners with Rockwell Automation to upskill US military veterans

Recruitment giant ManpowerGroup has joined forces with Rockwell Automation to upskill 1,000 military veterans a year for advanced manufacturing roles across the US.

Public sector, Engineering 14 June 2017

RPO firm Cielo supports Shawbrook Bank in boosting headcount

Recruitment process outsourcing firm Cielo has secured a five-year deal to boost headcount at Shawbrook Bank.

Recruiters pin election hopes on focus on jobs

Recruiters are hoping for significant change to the employment landscape as they join the rest of the country in voting today for the next government.

8 June 2017

GP recruitment crisis forces Somerset medical centre to stop services

A medical centre in Somerset has withdrawn certain services because of a recruitment crisis.

Healthcare/Medical 8 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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5 June 2017

Don’t follow the scale – go after niche, Blair advises recruitment start-ups

Fledgling recruitment firms should specialise in roles that are not “economically viable” to be sourced in-house, according to Kevin Blair, global talent acquisition leader at international IT firm Cisco.

26 May 2017

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