UK&Ireland

US GRI acquires managed services provider de Poel

Managed services provider de Poel has been acquired by Geometric Results Inc (GRI), a subsidiary of Detroit-headquartered global business process outsourcing company MSX International.

8 January 2018

Ex-consultant at Ginger Recruitment Services sentenced for fraud

A former recruiter has been handed an eight-month jail sentence, suspended for a year, with 200 hours of unpaid work for making false expense claims.

8 January 2018

Recognition for recruitment industry in New Year’s Honours List

The founder of an organisation that helps individuals with disabilities and mental health issues find work has been awarded an OBE in the 2018 New Year’s Honours List.

2 January 2018

It’s not enough just to be a top biller, says Apprentice winner White

It’s not just enough to be a top biller if you want to follow in the footsteps of 2017 Apprentice joint winner James White, who spoke to Recruiter in the wake of the screening of his victory on the show last night.

IT/Telecoms 18 December 2017

Hudson sells recruitment and talent management businesses

Hudson Global is shifting its focus to its recruitment process outsourcing business following today’s announcement that it plans to sell its European and Asia Pacific-based recruitment and talent management businesses.

Oil & gas/Energy 18 December 2017

£30-an-hour ‘job’ to have beard stroked attracts thousands

Male grooming brand Mo Bro’s has been inundated with applicants following its call for bearded men for its beard-stroking station, which opens later this week.

18 December 2017

Tech firm creates jobs in NI

Londonderry company recruiting for marketing roles

Creative/Digital/Media 18 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

Deliveroo ruling raises more questions over gig economy

While labour law body the Central Arbitration Committee (CAC) has ruled that riders for online food delivery company Deliveroo are self-employed, questions remain over the status of individuals engaged in work across the gig economy.

Hospitality/Leisure 16 November 2017

Charity to recruit coach for ex-offenders

A charity helping women with criminal convictions find jobs has received funding to employ a full-time recruitment coach.

12 October 2017

EasyJet’s Ryding: 'Female pilot intake to soar higher by 2020'

With five of its nine board members women, low-cost airline and FTSE 100 company easyJet has an enviable record in achieving gender diversity at the top.

19 April 2017

Jobs survey shows skills shortage still a major issue

More than four in 10 employers have increased salaries in an effort to attract candidates, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC).

Social care, Engineering 19 April 2017
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Recruiters welcome snap election in hope of a better Brexit

Recruiters have mostly backed the Prime Minister’s early election call due to the anticipated clearer mandate it will give government to get on with Brexit.

19 April 2017

RTC Group ‘confident’ in trading prospects this year

In a pre-AGM statement, RTC Group has announced it is trading well and is confident this will continue for the financial year.

19 April 2017

Graduates part of 40,000 applying for 532 road sweeper roles in India

More than 2,000 graduates have applied for the position of municipal road sweeper in the Indian city of Chandigarh.

19 April 2017

Trade bodies urge parties fighting snap election to prioritise UK jobs

Recruitment trade bodies have called on political parties fighting June’s snap general election to place the UK’s strong labour market at the forefront of their minds, as well as making their positions clear on worker employment status given two ongoing government investigations into this area.

18 April 2017
Legal scales

Ex-CTPartners consultant wins dismissal case against troubled DHR Global

A partially sighted former employee of DHR Global’s UK operation has won a case for wrongful dismissal, adding to a list of legal action by former employees against the global executive search firm.

Legal 18 April 2017

Calls for clarity and Taylor review 'to force tax rethink’, says PRISM

Government will have no choice but to remodel legal and tax frameworks for UK workers once Matthew Taylor completes his Review into Modern Employment due to “widespread” dissatisfaction with the government’s current approach to employment legislation, PRISM has predicted.

Legal 18 April 2017

Bahrain housemaid agency under investigation in ‘win a domestic worker’ ad

Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) in Bahrain has suspended a recruitment agency for placing an online advert offering the chance to ‘win a domestic worker’.

Legal 18 April 2017

Institute of Recruiters seeks chartered status with name change

The Institute of Recruiters has set its sights on achieving chartered status as it rebrands to the British Institute of Recruiters.

18 April 2017

Kelly Services chief to step down after 20 years

Carl Camden is to leave as president and CEO of Kelly Services after more than two decades with the global recruitment firm.

18 April 2017

Applicants hope to come up Trumps with new Paddy Power role

Paddy Power has received hundreds of applications from all over the world, including Washington D

11 April 2017

Income boost for Robert Walters fuelled by North American growth

Robert Walters deliver a 33% increase in group net fee income (NFI) in the first quarter of the year.

Search is on… for a nurse to work on one of Scotland’s remotest islands

Healthcare recruiters may be of use in finding a new nurse for a remote island near Shetland.

Healthcare/Medical 11 April 2017
HMRC

HMRC dismisses claims IR35 tool facilitates tax avoidance

HM Revenue & Customs has hit back over “completely incorrect” claims its new IR35 status tool could be facilitating tax avoidance.

10 April 2017

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