UK&Ireland

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

Golden Wonder to create 60 jobs

Golden Wonder is creating 60 jobs at its factory in Scunthorpe.

Industrial/Manufacturing 10 April 2017

SAFERjobs launches anti-fraud framework

Non-profit organisation SAFERjobs has launched a framework for recruiters aimed at preventing jobseekers being subject to attempted fraud.

10 April 2017

Hire a digital marketing expert to thrive, says Savage

Hiring a digital marketing expert will make the difference for recruiters seeking to thrive rather than merely survive, as technology proves an ever more disrupting influence on the recruitment sector.

IT/Telecoms 7 April 2017

REC Report on Jobs: Perm placements increase but at weaker pace in March

Permanent placements continued to increase in March though at a slightly weaker pace than the previous month, according to the latest Report on Jobs from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC).

7 April 2017
Gig economy

Inquiry into gig economy contracts good for recruiters

Gig economy contracts coming under ever greater scrutiny is good news for contingent recruitment agencies, an employment lawyer has claimed.

Retail, Legal 6 April 2017

Recruiter takes a punt with Perfect Candidate

Bristol recruiter ISL Recruitment is entering a horse in this weekend’s Grand National.

6 April 2017

General Dynamics defence contract to create 125 jobs

A £330m defence contract awarded Caerphilly county-based General Dynamics is to create 125 new jobs.

IT/Telecoms 6 April 2017

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