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China remains full of Eastern promise for recruiters

Despite warnings by the head of the ruling Communist party of flagging economic growth, fears of an escalating trade war with the US and of a credit bubble, recruiters in China say that the market in the world’s second largest economy remains strong.

Northern Powerhouse lives up to its name for tech talent

The North of England is on track to become home to 363,000 tech workers, according to a report by CWJobs.

Don’t be hampered by taste – here’s the incentive your staff need

If you value your staff and want to prove it, how about a specially tailored, luxury recruiter hamper?

22 March 2019

NEW TO THE MARKET: 18-22 MARCH 2018

This week’s launches include: Beamery

New to Market 22 March 2019

Recruiters give cautious welcome for radical measures to plug healthcare workforce gap

Recruiters have given a cautious welcome to proposals set out in a new report on how to avert the UK’s impending healthcare workforce crisis.

Public sector, Social care 21 March 2019

HMRC should never have gone ahead with ‘slam dunk’ Lorraine Kelly IR35 case

After HMRC lost an IR35 Tribunal case against TV presenter Lorraine Kelly yesterday, industry experts have said that HMRC never had a strong case and shouldn’t have gone ahead with it.

Man arrested on suspicion of charging job-finding fees

A man has been arrested on suspicion of acting as an unlicensed gangmaster after allegations that overseas workers were charged ‘fees’ to find them jobs.

HushHush.com offers an apprenticeship but not as we know it

Put aside your outdated images of low-paid apprentices. Cast out of your mind once and for all the idea of apprentices as cheap labour to be exploited by cynical employers.

2019 Recruiter Awards Shortlist announced

After a rigorous process, Recruiter’s panel of expert judges from across the industry have whittled down the entries ready for the biggest night of the recruitment year.

20 March 2019

40 veterans to be supported into work after £20k funding for Stoll

A leading provider of supported housing for armed forces veterans says that new funding will enable it to support 40 former servicemen and women back into work this year.

20 March 2019

Cordant People teams up with Centrepoint to help get homeless into work

Cordant People, part of Cordant Group, has launched a new partnership with the youth homelessness charity Centrepoint.
 

Charity & not-for-profit, HR 20 March 2019

DLA Piper's emotional intelligence programme delivers talent benefits

Moves to make your organisation emotionally intelligent can make a big difference to meeting your talent needs, according to the head of talent management at international law firm DLA Piper.

Legal, HR 19 March 2019

Record numbers in work but every silver lining has a possible cloud

The number of people in work in the UK has risen to a record high. According to official figures published today, there were 32.7m people in employment between November and January.

UK tech sector good but banking hit as Brexit effect continues

The UK’s technology sector is continuing to defy the headwinds of Brexit, while financial services centres in Europe are picking up the slack as UK financial services companies have begun to move jobs out of the UK.

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 18-22 MARCH 2019

This week’s contracts and deals include: Cornerstone OnDemand, introPROTECT, Simply Jobs Boards, TEAM

Recruiter’s Charity of the Year: The Forward Trust seeks your support

The Forward Trust is the last of this year’s shortlisted charities to stake its claim to be Recruiter’s Charity of the Year 2019.

Charity & not-for-profit 18 March 2019

Barefoot runner’s quest resonates with AA employer brand

The Automobile Association is getting behind a female barefoot runner’s quest to run the equivalent of 100 marathons in 100 days.

All mod jobs as house building factory opens in Cheshire

Up to 250 new jobs are in the pipeline following the opening of a new factory in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire.

New focus on wellbeing aims to boost teacher recruitment and retention

The government has announced a new initiative to boost the recruitment and retention of teachers by focusing on the wellbeing of those in the profession.

Public sector, Education 18 March 2019

APPOINTMENTS: 18-22 MARCH 2018

This week’s appointments include: Heidrick & Struggles

PeopleRetail, Public sector 18 March 2019

Calco staff trial canine Cockerpoo consultant

A Croydon-based recruiter is deliberating over whether to make a junior canine consultant permanent following a successful trial day.

Companies get knuckles wrapped over lack of gender diversity on boards

Investment manager trade body The Investment Association and the Hampton-Alexander Review have written to 69 of the UK’s top companies expressing concerns about the lack of gender diversity on their company boards.

15 March 2019

GLAA arrests Romanian man for worker exploitation

Officers from the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) have arrested a Romanian man on suspicion of modern slavery and human trafficking offences.

Profit

FINANCIALS: Contract gross profit gives SThree ‘encouraging’ start to year

International STEM staffing business SThree has made an “encouraging” start to the year, with gross profit up 9% year-on-year.

Financials 15 March 2019

Spring Statement: Recruiters’ views on late payments, Apprenticeship Levy, contractors

Recruiters have welcomed government action on late payments requiring company’s audit committees to review payment practices and report on them in their annual accounts.

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