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Flexible bosses ensured recruiter wouldn’t be shipwrecked when cameras stopped rolling

A recruitment consultant, whose bosses gave him the time off to take part in Channel 4’s Shipwrecked, has described the experience as something he will cherish forever.

22 February 2019

Kids rewrite job descriptions to find their new teacher

Secondary school kids are leading a recruitment campaign to find their next teacher.

Public sector, Education 22 February 2019

Recruiters make Best 100 Mid Companies to Work For list

Six recruiters have made The Sunday Times ‘Best 100 Mid Companies to Work For’ 2019 list.

22 February 2019

Get to know your audience first to improve diversity

Understanding your target audience is vital when it comes to improving workforce diversity, recruiters have heard.

21 February 2019

Nearly a third Best 100 Small Companies are recruiters

LMA Recruitment leads a list of 28 recruiters that have made The Sunday Times ‘Best 100 Small Companies to Work For’ 2019 list.

21 February 2019

Government addresses ‘brain drain’ with new AI Masters courses

The government has unveiled a new artificial intelligence skills programme to plug the future talent gap in the UK.

FINANCIALS: Hays sees profits rise, with ‘solid’ growth in UK&I

Recruitment giant Hays has seen net fee income climb 8% year-on-year, according to results for the half year to 31 December 2018.

Financials 21 February 2019

Recruiters on the case after shock Honda job loss announcement

Recruiters say they are they already fielding enquiries and registering candidates in response to Honda’s closure news.

Marketing & Sales, Retail 20 February 2019

Impellam announces Carlisle Support Services de-merger

Impellam group has announced the de-merger of Carlisle Support Services Group, its wholly owned subsidiary.

Jarell Group buys MRN Recruitment, plans up to six more deals this year

Jarell Group has acquired MRN Recruitment, a specialist industrial, horticultural and food manufacturing recruiter that focuses on the Lincolnshire region.

Airbrush gender-stereotyping out of adverts, recruiters warned

Recruiters should guard against using gender-coded language in job adverts.

Wages rise as employers fight for talent in tough labour market

Average earnings are on the increase as UK firms continue to contend with a tight labour market.

19 February 2019

Middlesbrough food manufacturer creates new jobs

A Middlesbrough food manufacturer is hosting a recruitment day later this week to fill an array of jobs.

Chester Zoo is on the lookout for new recruits

Has it been your dream job to walk and talk with the animals?

NEW TO THE MARKET: 18-22 FEBRUARY 2019

This week’s launches include: Cathcart Energy, Ignata Actuarial & Investments, Real Links

REC expels member following GLAA inspection

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation has expelled Southampton-based recruiter ARZ Management as a member.

18 February 2019

Don’t discriminate against Brexiteers or Remainers

Firms should resist discriminating against overly pro-Brexit or Remain candidates when recruiting – even though technically they may be able to get away with it.

18 February 2019

Recruitment drive in the Lake District for summer jobs

Windermere Lake Cruises has launched a recruitment drive to fill 100 summer jobs.

Retail, Transport & logistics 18 February 2019

APPOINTMENTS: 18-22 FEBRUARY 2019

This week’s appointments include: Carlisle Support Services, Cathcart Energy, CCS Recruitment, Cherry Professional, Cordant Engineering, Debut, Hudson Global, Impellam, Inspired Recruitment, Jackson Hogg, La Fosse, Nigel Wright Group, Outsource UK, Sheffield Haworth, Supertemps

CONTRACTS: 18-22 FEBRUARY 2019

This week’s contracts and deals include: Adgen, Dartmouth Partners, greenbean by NRG, Hanold Associates, Havas People, HR GO, International Recruit and Staffing, Jobbatical, Morgan Hunt, Penna, SMRS, TMP Worldwide, Webrecruit

Will our two Shipwrecked recruiters survive their island ‘ordeal’?

Channel 4’s Shipwrecked has thrown up yet another recruiter for us all to cheer on.

Circle Select spoofs well-known retailer to promote its interim services

Circle Select has taken inspiration from retailer M&S for their latest promotional YouTube video.

New factory boosts manufacturing and creates jobs in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland’s manufacturing sector is to benefit to the tune of 80 new jobs.

Prioritise high need, hard-to-source roles, says resourcing expert

Recruiters should spend 70-75% of their time working on ‘high need, hard-to-source’ vacancies when prioritising their workloads, resourcing specialist Katrina Hutchinson O’Neill has urged a London audience.

14 February 2019

Harassment claims could throw cold water over Valentine’s Day cards at work

Allowing consultants to exchange Valentine’s Day cards may be more trouble than it’s worth, and could expose agency bosses to claims for sexual harassment.

14 February 2019

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