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Industry calls for rethink after apprentice numbers plummet

Industry experts are calling for a rethink of the government’s Apprenticeship Levy scheme after the latest figures revealed a dramatic fall in those applying for places.

Hiring managers still not trained in unconscious bias, finds Adecco

More than one in three organisations are not training hiring managers to avoid unconscious bias, according to research by Adecco.

20 November 2017

Five ways to help your people find their purpose

Irrelevant of whether your organisation employs one, 10, 100s or 1000s of people, the businesses racing ahead are the ones who are focused on helping your people find their purpose, both professionally and personally.

HR 17 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
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How your personality fits friendships at work

Having friends at work encourages productivity, employee retention, job satisfaction, team cohesion and much more, including personal growth and emotional support.

13 November 2017

Unemployment remains at record levels low despite Brexit uncertainty

UK unemployment remains at record levels, according to official data released by the Office for National Statistics this morning.

Terrorism big risk factor for firms sending workers abroad

Global terrorism features prominently among the biggest risks facing recruiters and other firms sending workers overseas, according to findings from global mobility specialist Santa Fe Relocation.

18 October 2017

ASA concludes PaymentSense job ad ‘not misleading’

The Advertising Standards Authority has not upheld a complaint against a job ad placed by merchant service provider PaymentSense for a field sales agent in Stratford.

Sales 4 October 2017

Start-up of the Month: Daniel Lewis Law

The eponymous ex-director of Longbridge Law on his new venture, Daniel LewIs Law.

Legal 19 September 2017

New data use drives finding future talent

Using data in innovative and intelligent ways will drive talent search.

IT/Telecoms, HR 19 September 2017

Making your employer brand stand out

Recruiters are facing a cocktail of pressures that makes an effective employer brand increasingly important.

IT/Telecoms, HR 19 September 2017

Japanese deals in UK recruiters on the up

Japanese corporates are increasingly looking to acquire established UK recruitment businesses.

Budget specifically to manage company culture

How can organisations build a successful internal culture? Budget for one, says an HR expert.

HR 7 September 2017

Government fund to boost Britain’s jobs in coastal towns

Thousands more jobs are set to be created across towns and cities along Britain’s coastline.

6 September 2017
Toby Holt and Amanda Hesketh

Start-up of the Month: Hesketh James

Ex-Kellan directors Toby Holt and Amanda Hesketh have joined force to launch the Manchester-based hospitality recruitment agency.
 

Hospitality/Leisure 15 August 2017

ASA upholds complaint against Guardian Recruiters website

The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld a complaint made against newspaper the Guardian’s recruitment website querying whether a comparison it made between itself and charityjob.co.uk was verifiable.

Charity & not-for-profit 9 August 2017
Michael Huttl

Start-up of the Month

Start-up of the Month: Secretary Affairs
 

Capgemini extols virtues of degree apprenticeships

Introducing a degree apprenticeship has helped Capgemini cut recruitment spend, reduce attrition and helped develop the talent of the future.

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 3-7 JULY 2017

This week’s contracts and deals, including Alder Training, Bright Network, Charlton Morris, Cross Country Healthcare, Harvey Nash, Hays, PAT Management, Peach Recruitment, Regenda, Workforce Recruitment

Public sector, Social care 3 July 2017

Unions less than ecstatic as Taylor extols virtues of flexible work

Two weeks ahead of the publication of his long-awaited government review, Matthew Taylor has voiced his support for Britain’s flexible labour market and allowing people to work in the way that they choose.

27 June 2017
Dan Boneham

Start-up of the Month: Monday at Nine

Former Michael Page Leeds manager Dan Boneham launched marketing sector recruitment agency Monday at Nine this month.

Marketing 16 June 2017
Dave Ulrich

Build business branches not roots

HR guru Dave Ulrich advises HR leaders to get the organisation's culture right.

HR 16 June 2017

Recruiters welcome the election of France’s President Macron

Recruitment heavyweights with operations on both sides of the channel have welcomed the election of “pro-business” French President Emmanuel Macron.

McDonald’s staff prefer zero-hours over fixed-term contracts

McDonald's is to give its UK staff the choice of working fixed hours or having zero-hours contracts.

Retail, Hospitality/Leisure 26 April 2017

Recruiters reminded to ensure against ex-consultants stealing clients

Recruiters have been warned to ensure candidate databases are properly protected and contracts are well drafted to guard against ex-consultants stealing clients.

Legal 13 April 2017

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