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Government washing its hands of blacklisting says union

Unite has accused the government of washing its hands on the issue of blacklisting in the construction industry following a nationwide day of action by the trade union, which threatened to draw recruiters into the firing line.

Construction & property 7 December 2017

Vital Recruitment plans Christmas treat for one lucky worker

Working at Christmas can be miserable but one Peterborough-based recruiter is planning to make it a memorable occasion for one lucky worker this year.

Domino’s fears for future leaders post-Brexit

Domino’s Pizza is calling on the government to think carefully about how the country will recruit its future leaders in the hospitality industry before it dives any further into Brexit.

Hospitality/Leisure 6 December 2017

Recruiters advised to get indemnity against claims involving political social media posts

Recruiters have been warned to secure an indemnity from clients against claims brought by candidates who have been turned down due to political or religious social media posts.

Legal 5 December 2017

Trust Tech takes majority stake in gap personnel

Japan-based staffing business Trust Tech has paid £20.1m for 75% of shares in UK recruitment agency gap personnel.

Retail, Transport & logistics 4 December 2017

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

Hiring the most productive talent for recruitment

Recruiting great people who will be assets to your organisation has always been the recruiter’s mission.

Rec-to-rec 30 November 2017
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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.

Smack the phoney: how to beat imposter syndrome

“I still doubt myself every single day. What people believe is my self-confidence is actually my reaction to fear.” Will Smith

23 November 2017

Budget ‘a win’ for the UK engineering and technical job market, says Fircroft COO

The Budget is good news for the UK’s engineering and technical market, according to a sector specialist.

What recruiters should look out for in today’s Budget

Today’s Budget has been widely trailed, but what should recruiters look out for when Chancellor Philip Hammond stands at the despatch box in the House of Commons today?

22 November 2017

ASA rules Developing Your Potential Recruitment posted ‘misleading’ job ads

The Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has upheld a complaint that a Leicester employment agency posted misleading job adverts.

Public sector, Marketing 22 November 2017

Don’t be too restrictive with your restrictive covenants, warns Lawspeed

The importance of properly drafted restrictive covenants has been highlighted in a recent decision by the Court of Appeal.

Legal, HR 21 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

Despite being fired, Shah recommends recruiters should try and get hired on The Apprentice

Would-be Apprentice candidates from the recruitment industry should think outside the box if they plan on pitching a new recruitment agency to Lord Sugar.

IT/Telecoms 17 November 2017

Today’s guru industry: more Self-Harm than Self-Help?

As recruiters we’re encouraged to look at our personal development and to help our clients develop too – but where should we go for help?

16 November 2017

Heather DeLand: Stop trying to recruit Millennials with your CSR record

Don't treat Millennials any differently – every generation is special.

HR 14 November 2017

Ask the expert: December 2017

There is so much economic uncertainty at the moment; how do you suggest I maximise my chances of growing the business?

14 November 2017
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Social recruiting December 2017

From ghostly Halloween fundraising to having Hawaiian-themed fun days, here are some of the things you’ve been getting up to outside of recruitment…
 

Charity & not-for-profit 14 November 2017

Selling your recruitment business? Keep hold of your talent

Retaining your top talent when selling your recruitment agency is crucial, as failure to do so can materially cut the asking price for your business.

14 November 2017

Centre for Ageing Better calls on recruiters to get older workers in jobs

As a new report reveals 3.6m 50-64-year-olds are out of work, independent charitable foundation the Centre for Ageing Better has highlighted three key ways recruiters can help cut the unemployment rate of older workers.

14 November 2017
A clear employer brand is central to business growth success, but establishing it does bring certain challenges, reports Colin Cottell

Employer brand: A question of identity

A clear employer brand is central to business growth success, but establishing it does bring certain challenges, reports Colin Cottell

14 November 2017

Time for mental health to come in from the cold

We all know mental health is a hot topic at the moment, particularly as we have just celebrated World Mental Health Day. For PageGroup it is a key focus of ours under our Ability@Page strategy and for the first time we ran a global campaign on World Mental Health Day in October – recognising not only mental health but all disabilities.

14 November 2017
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Is your site turning away applicants?

Many of us would be put off entering any personal details into an unsecure website but some agencies expect candidates to do precisely that.

Marketing, IT/Telecoms 14 November 2017
In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks'

Seven lessons in a year of change

"In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks"
 

IT/Telecoms, HR 13 November 2017

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