March 2017

Work starts on Yorkshire business park creating up to 2550 jobs

Developers have begun work on a new £105m Yorkshire business park near Leeds that could create up to 2,550 jobs.

Construction & property 23 March 2017

Revenue climbs as tech group Parity continues with ‘stabilisation’

Parity Group has seen revenues jump 11% in a year of “stablisation” for the technology services group, according to full-year results for the year ended 31 December 2016.

Creative/Digital/Media 23 March 2017

New jobs and castle restoration in Northern Ireland luxury hotel project

The multi-million pound development of a Northern Ireland luxury hotel and spa at Killeavy Castle Estate is to create 80 jobs.

Travelodge gearing up for major expansion, starting with 325 jobs

Hotel chain Travelodge is creating 325 new jobs and is set to open 15 new UK hotels this year, growing its hotel network to 558 locations in the UK, Spain and Ireland.

Hospitality/Leisure 23 March 2017

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Rec - Executive Briefing

Executive Briefing: Secrets of a good sale

Gary Browning, board adviser and non-executive director, will share his insights...

1 March 2017
Peter Searle and Brian Wilkinson

Recruitment seen as ‘genuine’ career

The days when people fell into the recruitment industry by default are disappearing...

Engineering, IT/Telecoms 1 March 2017
John Ridpath

Tech talent ‘priority’ in Brexit settlement

The UK’s Brexit settlement must take into account the UK tech sector’s reliance on foreign talent, according to companies operating in the sector.

Public sector, Education 1 March 2017
DeeDee Doke, editor

Editor's Leader March 2017

The UK’s physical climate might be frigid at the moment...

1 March 2017

Time for a chat? Conversing with a virtual recruiter

The idea of a chatbot with artificial intelligence (AI)...

1 March 2017


Action, change, momentum: keys to successful customer experience in 2017

Customer expectations accelerate, companies struggle to keep up...

1 March 2017

Thoughts from... March 2017

Torsten Bell Director at think tank The Resolution Foundation

1 March 2017
Barack Obama

Star Recruit: Barack Obama

Kathryn Riley, founder and managing director of Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment...

1 March 2017
L-r-Robert-Stone, Catalina-Schveninger, Rebecca-Clothier

Small can be beautiful with social media

Small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) can be just as successful as their larger counterparts...

Matt Churchward: Why recruitment is thriving

Recruitment is broken? Au contraire, this is exactly why it thrives…

1 March 2017
Actress Sarah Parish (left) presents the Southampton Echo Curtain Call Best Musical Director (South Coast region) award to Louise Helyer (right)


What was your earliest dream job?

1 March 2017
Tara Lescott

Why recruitment bosses need to back off

If you run a recruitment team or firm I can pretty much guarantee that talent attraction and retention are right at the top of your agenda.

1 March 2017

Changing face of recruitment: are we in danger of losing the personal touch?

Recruitment has always been about people. Whether you are working on behalf of an organisation or on an individual basis with a candidate, the same key rules apply; you need to match the right experience and skills, team fit, personality, attitude, aptitude, ambition and location.

16 February 2017

Web chat March 2017

Regarding your article on new payment reporting powers on 1 February, would this also apply to large public sector organisations...

1 February 2017

Titans of the recruitment world

Brian Wilkinson, CEO of engineering and technology recruiter Gattaca, and Peter Searle, CEO of global workforce solutions provider Airswift, have enjoyed stellar careers in recruitment, working at senior executive level for some of the biggest names in the industry. 

Oil & gas/Energy, Engineering 1 February 2017

Soundbites March 2017

Recruitment is a challenging industry so we keep the fun among our staff where we can.

1 February 2017