This week’s appointments include: CIPHR, FCSA, Pedersen & Partners, Rota, Supertemps, Talent International, Vargo Recruitment, Working Links, Xpertise Recruitment

• HR and recruitment software provider CIPHR has appointed Claire Williams as head of people. Williams’ remit is to oversee the further development of CIPHR’s HR function into a strategic force in the business, with a specific focus on organisational culture, talent management, and learning & development.

• Trade body the Freelancer & Contractor Services Association (FCSA) has appointed Chris James as its new chairperson. James is head of accounting operations at JSA Group.

• International executive search firm Pedersen & Partners welcomes Michael Getchell as a client partner for the US and co-head of Latin America, based in San Francisco.

Stephen Segel joins hospitality and events staffing app Rota as CEO. Segel has led the financial operations in a number of recruitment organisations, including technology specialists NP Group, engineering and energy company Spencer Ogden and Aston Carter.

• North Wales-based recruiter Supertemps welcomes construction business manager Vikki Lycett and trainee consultant Rebecca Tyner to its construction division. Supertemps launched the division at the turn of the year.

• Australian recruiter Talent International has appointed James Davies as sales director for the UK. His appointment is part of Talent’s plans to grow its business in the North-West, with expansion in its Manchester-based team in particular.

• Cardiff-based Vargo Recruitment has appointed Tom Miller as its new associate director. As associate director, Miller will predominantly focus on executive and C-suite appointments, as well as other leadership and management positions, across its core operational areas of Finance, Systems, Analysis and Projects.

• Skills specialist Working Links has appointed Emma Barrett-Peel, a former apprentice herself, to a newly-created position of head of apprenticeships to spearhead its work across the country.

• Technology staffing specialist Xpertise Recruitment welcomes Leo Humphreys as associate director at its main London office in the City.

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.

19 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.

18 March 2019

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.

18 March 2019

FINANCIALS: Impellam sees increase in revenue but slight profit fall

Impellam Group has posted a 5.7% increase in revenue year-on-year, according to unaudited results for the 53-week period to 4 January 2019.

Financials 14 March 2019