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Recruiters advised to listen to the ‘hidden’ youth and re-educate employers

Recruiters have a key role to play in helping the UK’s 480,000 ‘hidden’ youth unemployed into work.

It’s the Year of the (recruitment) Dog!

It’s Chinese New Year and this year it’s the year of the dog. To mark this auspicious occasion Recruiter spoke with agencies that can call upon canine consultants.

16 February 2018

Blu Global fires consultant for discriminating against British driver

A recruitment consultant has been fired after telling a candidate her agency’s positions exclude British candidates.

Transport & logistics 15 February 2018

Heather DeLand: Flexibility

Flexibility is not just a job benefit, but better business outcomes

HR 15 February 2018

Ask the expert: March 2018

Q: Candidates are scarce in our sector and it’s limiting our growth. What can we do?

15 February 2018

REC’s Vallance to become interim CEO following Green’s departure

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation’s director of finance David Vallance is to assume the position of interim CEO, following Kevin Green’s departure on 15 March, until the new CEO is appointed.

13 February 2018

Carillion collapse fallout continues

Carillion's much publicised collapse has sent shockwaves in the recruitment industry as well.
 

Public sector, Engineering 12 February 2018

White gets APSCo accreditation at Right Time

Recruiter James White, the joint winner of last year’s Apprentice, has finally achieved APSCo accreditation after telling porkies about being APSCo-accredited during the interview process in last year’s competition.

IT/Telecoms 9 February 2018

ContractorCalculator’s Chaplin claims IR35 rules will be applied to private sector in April 2019

The founder of ContractorCalculator is warning controversial rules regarding off-payroll workers will be extended to the private sector from as early as April next year.

6 February 2018

Morson acquires Canadian recruitment specialist Strategic Infusion

Morson Group has increased its presence in North America with the acquisition of Canada’s Strategic Infusion.

Oil & gas/Energy, Engineering 2 February 2018

Recruiters sceptical over leaked Doomsday Brexit economic document

Recruiters are sceptical over a leaked document showing the UK economy will be hit no matter what Brexit deal is struck.

NEW TO THE MARKET: 29 JANUARY-2 FEBRUARY 2018

This week’s launches include: ALC, Macildowie, Mesh Talent, nGAGE Specialist Recruitment, The NQT Partnership, RAW Recruitment Solutions, Talent Plus, TeamJobs

Marketing & Sales, Marketing 30 January 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”.

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.

Construction & property, HR 23 January 2018

AI can increase global employment says Accenture research

Rather than replacing roles, increased investment in artificial intelligence (AI) could actually increase global employment levels by 10% by 2022.

Engineering, Executive search 23 January 2018

How to speak to inspire

Simon Bucknall from Toastmasters International shows how you can enhance your speaking skills to inspire others.

22 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.

Draft Bill clarifying worker status could hit use of agency workers

While a Draft Bill, currently passing through Parliament proposing the ban of zero-hour contracts, will offer greater clarity of worker status, it could also result in a dramatic decrease in the use of agency workers.

22 January 2018

Barometer reveals good weather ahead for recruiters’ prospects

As recruiters start the year, agency optimism is improving but there are also concerns around availability of consultants and candidates, and increased debtor days.

22 January 2018

NEW TO THE MARKET: 22-26 JANUARY 2018

This week’s launches include: AlgoMe, Elite Leaders, FCSA, Recruiter Club, Sanderson Recruitment, Search Consultancy, SRi, SureCert

PageGroup reorganises UK business, appoints regional heads

PageGroup announced a major reorganisation of its UK business last Friday, focusing on a more geographic client basis, Recruiter understands.

18 January 2018

Gregory Allen: A fresh look at brand

How social media can help develop a brand refresh.

Creative/Digital/Media, HR 17 January 2018

Ask the expert: February 2018

Our billings yo-yo’d last year. How do I get ahead of target and stay there?

16 January 2018

Opportunities abound: The year of technology

As we come into 2018 the bywords are automation, diversity and impact of demographic trends.

Life sciences, Engineering 15 January 2018

Five ways recruitment businesses can use marketing to attract buyers

Aimee Carmichael, marketing and communications consultant, and owner of Carmichael Communications, explains how recruitment businesses can make better use of marketing.

Marketing 12 January 2018

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