FINANCIALS: PageGroup profits down as clients’ recruitment budgets tighten

PageGroup has reported “financial deteriorations” across all geographies except India today [15 April 2024] as ongoing market conditions continue to challenge the global recruitment company.

15 April 2024

Rise in insolvencies for recruitment agencies

Insolvencies of UK recruitment agencies have increased by 14% in the last year from 363 in 2022/23 to 413 in 2023/24.

15 April 2024


This week’s appointments include: Oakleaf Partnership


This week’s new contracts & deals include: Oleeo


This week’s new launches include: LinkedIn, Peak 72

MSP firm Abacus Group welcomes D’Ambrosi on board as new CEO

Abacus Group, a managed services provider to alternative investment firms, has appointed Anthony J D’Ambrosi as its new CEO.

Four payroll providers join HMRC ‘list of shame’

Four recruitment provider and supplier businesses have been added today [11 April 2024] to HM Revenue & Customs’ list of named tax avoidance schemes, promoters, enablers and suppliers.

New to Market 11 April 2024

Aliter Capital appoints Antunes to grow technology and resourcing arm

Aliter Capital, a specialist buy and build investor focused on SME support services businesses, has appointed John Antunes as group CEO for its technology transformation and resourcing investment.

Recruiters, it’s time to celebrate your special day

Any idea what is special about today? Well, if you didn’t know, 11 April is International Recruiters Day!

New to Market 11 April 2024

Caremark launches eBike partnership with Eskuta to attract staff

A provider of domiciliary care has launched an eBike initiative to create new job opportunities for people without access to personal transport.

Blair’s Multiverse acquires AI talent software firm Searchlight

Workplace training company Multiverse has bought AI talent intelligence and skills assessment platform Searchlight for an undisclosed sum.

Nicholas Associates Group appoints Kendall COO

Rotherham-headquartered recruitment specialist Nicholas Associates Group (NAG) has strengthened its executive board with the appointment of Kelly Kendall as chief operating officer.

LEGISLATION: Employment changes bring new rights from day one

Along with April showers, this month brings the UK a number of employment law and payment rate changes.

Legislation 5 April 2024

As MP Halfon bows out, where does that leave skills, training and apprenticeships?

With a nod to Lord of the Rings, Robert Halfon announced his resignation as minister for skills, apprenticeships and higher education just before the Easter break.

Game-changing moment as HMRC eases up on double taxation

Experts say that changes for the IR35 legislation represent “a game-changing moment” in the history of the controversial legislation as a new policy aims to prevent double taxation.

Legislation 4 April 2024


This week’s appointments include: Ably Resources, Accurate Background, NPAworldwide


This week’s new contracts & deals include: Hays, Meridian Business Support, Northern Employment Services


This week’s new launches include: FAIRER Consulting, Hays, Indeed, UBIO, Vercida Consulting

WhiteCrow acquires Armstrong Craven to create new player in talent solutions sector

WhiteCrow Research has acquired fellow talent research provider Armstrong Craven.

Worthington joins Anderson Quigley as first ever head of marketing

Executive search firm Anderson Quigley has appointed Patrick Worthington as the company’s first head of marketing.

FINANCIALS: Empresaria reveals fall in profits, but Offshore Services delivers growth

Empresaria’s Offshore Services operations proved to be the shining light in the company’s fortunes in 2023, according to the global specialist staffing group’s annual results.

Revenue growth of almost £4m in Norman Broadbent year-end results

Norman Broadbent has revealed its best financial results in over a decade.

Gi Group trains mental health first aiders to support staff wellbeing

HR and specialist recruiter Gi Group plans to train around 100 mental health first aiders (MHFAs) across the business.

HR 27 March 2024

Recommendations for better integration to support refugees into work

The current integration of refugees system is “broken, expensive, inefficient and damaging” for both refugees and the UK, according to the chair of the Commission on the Integration of Refugees.

Legislation 26 March 2024

HMRC employment tool CEST not updated in five years

The underlying decision engine of HM Revenue & Customs’ Check Employment Status for Tax (CEST) tool has not been updated in five years.

26 March 2024