Emerging talent

Back to school for the future of the Workplace

Lenna Thompson, associate director for Broster Buchanan Talent Solutions, explains why the future of the workplace depends on our ability to engage with school children.

Recruitment or training? Finding the right skills at the right time

Adam Harper, director of strategy and professional standards at AAT, highlights how recruiters can help small businesses find accountancy talent.

HR, Accounting/Finance 31 May 2018

Demand for local Saudi talent on the increase, says Hays

Hays is reporting increased demand for its services to source local talent in Saudi Arabia, as the kingdom makes progress with its Saudi Vision 2030 programme.

NEW TO THE MARKET: 16-20 APRIL 2018

This week’s launches include: Airport Placements Ltd, Airswift, Arctic Shores, Berwick Partners, Coresco, GBG, Heidrick & Struggles, HR Certification Institute, Insight Global, Microdec

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Talent adviser: a team sport

The best recruiting teams are those that recognise and support talent advisers, those who make informed staffing decisions based on their knowledge and expertise.

HR 16 April 2018

Jobseekers get a shot at a new role with YoungCapital

A recruitment agency in the Netherlands has hit upon a rather unusual approach to get candidates to relax at interview – by offering them a joint or shot of alcohol.

APPOINTMENTS: 19-23 MARCH 2018

This week’s appointments include: Acorn, Ducatus Partners, Eames Consulting Group, Eden Scott, McDonalds, Opus Talent Solutions, Remedium Partners, RS Components, Talent Plus, Textkernel, Thomas International

Oil & gas/Energy, Engineering 19 March 2018

Choose your apprenticeship provider carefully, says Recruiter Awards winner

Choosing an apprentice provider you can trust and build a relationship with is a key aspect of a successful apprenticeship programme.

MAEL doubles apprenticeship intake for 2018

Monarch Aircraft Engineering (MAEL) is doubling its apprentice intake in 2018.

Levy makes apprenticeships ‘a bureaucratic nightmare’ says Cable

Sir Vince Cable (above, centre), leader of the Liberal Democrats, has slammed the government’s Apprenticeship Levy, claiming it has resulted in apprenticeships becoming “a bureaucratic nightmare” and that “it has wrecked apprenticeships”.

Prince William helps ex-military step into jobs in the NHS

Prince William has launched a nationwide campaign aimed at helping military veterans, their partners and dependants find work in the NHS.

Nationwide unlocks applicant’s talent with ‘escape room’ challenge

Building society Nationwide has taken inspiration from classic quiz shows The Crystal Maze and The Krypton Factor to launch a new ‘escape room’ challenge.

Banking/Financial services, HR 19 January 2018

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

Child Soldiers International slams army recruitment tactics

Charity Child Soldiers International has criticised the British Army for its latest recruitment campaign, which it says is appealing to an alarming number of vulnerable under 18-year-olds.

Public sector 1 December 2017

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
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

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

Ab Banerjee: A better way to find star performers

Goldman Sachs recently introduced a personality test for prospective new interns. By testing at application stage, the investment bank is hoping to hire new recruits who have similar qualities to its existing ‘star performers’.

Berry Recruitment find bar staff for UB40 gig through Facebook

A hospitality recruiter has managed to recruit all 70+ bar staff to work at reggae band UB40’s recent concert in Darlington entirely through Facebook.

Retail, Hospitality/Leisure 18 August 2017

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