Construction & property

Carry out DBS checks on prospective candidates, advises Farsight Recruitment’s boss

The CEO of Farsight Recruitment has called on all recruiters to ensure they implement Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks when taking on staff, after an ex-employee was found guilty of stealing £17k from the firm.

Your recruitment business 23 January 2018

Serial fraudster jailed after stealing from Farsight Recruitment

A finance manager, who pretended she had cancer and stole £17k from her employer – Derby-based Farsight Recruitment – has been sentenced to 20 months in jail.

Your recruitment business 22 January 2018

NEW TO THE MARKET: 22-26 JANUARY 2018

This week’s launches include: AlgoMe, Elite Leaders, Search Consultancy, SRi, SureCert

RTC Group allays fears over share price drop in wake of Carillion collapse

RTC Group is the latest recruiter to reassure its investors after a drop in its share price following the collapse of construction giant Carillion.

Financials, Technology 19 January 2018

Gattaca offers reassurance over Carillion links

Responding to concerns about the recent 9.3% fall in its share price, Gattaca has released a statement to investors.

Technology 17 January 2018

Carillion receivers in talks with potential buyers for SkyBlue

The official receivers of Carillion are seeking potential buyers for its recruitment business SkyBlue.

16 January 2018

Question marks over recruiter SkyBlue as Carillion goes into liquidation

Carillion, owner of recruitment business SkyBlue, is to go into liquidation.

In-house recruitment 15 January 2018

APPOINTMENTS: 15-19 JANUARY 2018

This week’s appointments include: BBR Services, Build Recruitment, Concilium Search, I-COM, iMultiply, Lorien, MBN Solutions, Monday at Nine, MOVE Guides, Pedersen & Partners, RIDI

Supplier, Technology 15 January 2018

Perm placements on the up in December says Report on Jobs

Permanent placements rose at their quickest pace for four months in December, according to the latest IHS Markit/Recruitment & Employment Confederation ‘Report on Jobs’.

Temporary workforce 9 January 2018

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 8-12 JANUARY 2018

This week’s contracts and deals: Adzuna, Citifocus, In Job Group, NRG, Principality Recruitment, Recruitive, Search Consultancy

Supplier, Temporary workforce 9 January 2018

APPOINTMENTS: 8-12 JANUARY 2018

This week’s appointments include: Dawn Food Products, Heidrick & Struggles, Hydrogen Group, IIC Partners, Pearson, PGC, PK Education, Remedium Partners, Ridgeon Group, RoboRecruiter, Staffgroup, Wilton & Bain, Workforce Staffing, ZRG Partners

NEW TO THE MARKET: 18-22 DECEMBER 2017

This week’s new products, offices and offerings include: Berry Recruitment Group, Bluestones Group, Graffiti Recruitment, MEP Resourcing

18 December 2017
Liane Hartley and Sharron Clow

Start-up of the Month: Source

Liane Hartley and Sharron Clow have set up Source, an agency that ethically recruits people for projects in the built environment.
 

Diversity/Inclusion 13 December 2017

Birmingham recruiter builds giant snowman

A Birmingham-based recruiter is responsible for building what could be the biggest snowman of the season so far.

12 December 2017

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 11-15 DECEMBER 2017

This week’s contracts and deals include: CSG, Job Matrix, Key, NPAworldwide, REC, Recruitive

REC, Your recruitment business 11 December 2017

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.

Your recruitment business 7 December 2017

Britons will ‘starve’ after Brexit

England’s biggest winemaker, and supplier to 10 Downing Street, has warned that Britons will “starve” if foreign fruit pickers are not allowed into the country after Brexit.

Temporary workforce 6 December 2017

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 4-8 DECEMBER 2017

This week’s contracts and deals include: de Poel, Fusion Lifestyle, Head Medical, Hesketh James, ICON Training

4 December 2017

Act now to avert Brexit construction skills crisis, says think tank

The government should give existing EU-born construction workers an immediate guarantee that they can continue to live and work in the UK after Brexit, according to a think tank.

30 November 2017

GLAA on recruitment drive to tackle labour market abuse

The Gangmasters & Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) aims to have 125 staff by the end of the financial year as it gears up to tackle labour market abuse and modern slavery.

Supplier 29 November 2017

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 27 NOVEMBER-1 DECEMBER 2017

This week’s contracts and deals include: Berry Recruitment, Bullhorn, Kingsbridge Contractor Insurance, Peoplenet, Rullion

Supplier 29 November 2017

New jobs as Northern Ireland prepares for gold rush?

Hundreds of jobs could be created in Northern Ireland after a gold mining project received a significant cash boost.

In-house recruitment 28 November 2017

NEW TO THE MARKET: 27 NOVEMBER-1 DECEMBER 2017

This week’s new product, offices and offerings include: Denholm Associates, Interoute, Invenias, Monroe Staffing Solutions, Sphere Solutions, Staffing 360 Solutions

Supplier, Technology 28 November 2017

Support grows for anti-slavery protocol in building industry

McAlpine’s and Morgan Sindall are the latest firms to pledge their support to a protocol drawn up by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) aimed at protecting vulnerable and exploited workers in the construction industry.

27 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.

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