Winners of the first virtual Recruiter Awards announced

Hundreds of you from around the world yesterday tuned in to find out the winners of the 2020 Recruiter Awards.

25 September 2020

Chancellor Sunak announces plan to top-up wages this winter

A new ‘winter economy plan’ announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak today (24 September) provides a top-up of workers’ wages covering up to two-thirds of their hours for the next six months.

24 September 2020

First virtual Recruiter Awards today – make sure you join us!

After months of waiting, the big day is finally here: the Recruiter Awards 2020 will be presented at 4.30pm BST today online – in the magazine’s first virtual extravaganza!

24 September 2020

Pandemic shows leaders in a more human light

A positive to come out of the Covid-19 crisis has been that business leaders have come across as ‘more human’ to their staff.

24 September 2020


This week’s new launches include: Thomas International

New to Market 24 September 2020


This week’s appointments include:, Recruitment Entrepreneur, Thomas International, WittKieffer

PeopleEducation, Executive search 24 September 2020

NES Global Talent and Fircroft join together to form NES Fircroft

Engineering and technical talent giants NES Global Talent and the Fircroft Group are joining forces to create a combined entity that will be known as NES Fircroft, the newly formed organisation announced today.

Airswift appoints Manfred to lead digital transformation

Global workforce solutions provider Airswift has appointed Neil Manfred as its new IT director to lead the firm’s digital transformation strategy.

Morgan Hunt unveils new branding and website

Morgan Hunt today has unveiled new branding and new-look website.

Survey highlights recruiters’ priorities post-pandemic

Winning new business is the top priority for most recruiters as recovery efforts have continued apace following nearly six months of disruption due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a new survey by recruitment marketing firm Talent Nexus.

16 September 2020

Government hints at jobs help when furlough ends

Speculation is growing that a new jobs programme is being planned by the government in the face of continuing calls for a successor to the employee furlough initiative that ends in October, following comments made on Tuesday (15 September 2020) by chancellor Rishi Sunak and employment minister Mims Davies (pictured).

16 September 2020

New to the Market – 16 September

Recruiters can benefit from technology launches

New to Market 16 September 2020

Survey highlights extent of shrinking job market

An August survey of in-house recruiters has shown that 69% of employers have fewer roles to recruit for in comparison with the state of play before the Covid-19 pandemic.

15 September 2020

Yorkshire face mask manufacturer grows team to cope with demand

Although there has been worrying news today about rising UK unemployment stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic between May and July, the health crisis is creating new jobs at a Yorkshire manufacturer.

15 September 2020

Private equity firm invests millions in Caroo platform

Manchester-based recruitment platform Caroo has received a multi-million pound investment from Optimise Capital.

Financials 15 September 2020

Realm Recruit welcomes legal experts to its team

Specialist legal recruitment consultant Realm Recruit has welcomed three new experts to its team. Rebecca Blundell, George Molyneux Buckley and Cameran Waite have joined the company directly from competitor businesses, a statement from Realm said. 

15 September 2020

CBI head warns of ‘Darwinian moment’ for business

CBI director-general Dame Carolyn Fairbairn has termed the Covid pandemic recovery “a Darwinian moment” for UK business, with “winners and losers drawn very sharply”, in the opening keynote speech at the Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s REC 2020 conference on 8 September.

9 September 2020

Reality show beckons for Sure Group head

The founder and managing director of recruitment firm the Sure Group, Charles Draper, will take part in a reality show where participants accept the mission of changing the world in a four-day challenge.

People 9 September 2020

Tech agency demands IT skills from its consultants

A new niche IT recruitment agency that requires its consultants to learn to code, and take courses relevant to the jobs they are hiring for, has been launched in London.

9 September 2020

Bigger role for Stone Point Capital at Bullhorn

Recruiting software firm Bullhorn has announced that Stone Point Capital is to become the lead investor for its next phase of growth. At the same time, according to Bullhorn, Insight Partners and Genstar will remain investors in the business.

Financials 9 September 2020

IT posts lead the way as vacancy levels begin to rise again

Technology workers in Cambridge are the most in-demand workers in the UK at the moment, with Guildford in Surrey also having more jobs available than jobseekers, according to job search engine Adzuna.

7 September 2020

Workr Solutions expands to manage more back-office functions

International employment services provider Workr Group has acquired Easypay Services, a Leeds-based company providing funding and back-office services to recruitment agencies.

7 September 2020

Recruitment and Employment Confederation elects Thewlis as chair

Sarah Thewlis has been elected as the new chair of the (REC). Thewlis, managing director of executive search firm Thewlis Graham Associates, will succeed Chris Moore when his term ends on 8 October.

7 September 2020

VIQU expands in Swedish ERP market

Technology recruiter VIQU is expanding its offering to the Swedish enterprise resource planning (ERP) market.

7 September 2020

Global RPO market set to top $20bn by 2027

The global recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) market size is expected to reach $20.8bn (£15.6bn) by 2027, according to a new report by US-based Grand View Research.