This week’s contracts include: Orson, Real Links, SAP, TalonFMS, The Serocor Group

• Recruitment and human capital management solutions provider The Serocor Group has acquired German-based recruitment firm Orson.

Orson specialises in the permanent placement of engineering, technology and strategic management personnel into roles within the automotive industry across Europe.

In a statement, Serocor Group said Orson will further enhance its STEM recruitment capabilities, aligning to existing work carried out by Serocor’s Advanced Resource Managers (ARM), which provides engineering and IT recruitment solutions on a temporary and permanent basis.

• Employee referrals platform Real Links has secured £275k from London-based investment fund Fuel Ventures. Founded by business partners Sam Davies and Dan Krijgsman, Real Links uses its web-based portal to make it easier for companies to increase employee engagement and participation in referral schemes, while encouraging employees to share internal job vacancies.

Real Links revealed it will be using the funds to expand its sales and business development teams, and develop the second stage of its platform, which will allow employees to sync their social media contacts and automatically recommend connections who match to job descriptions.

TalonFMS (freelancer management system) has integrated with HR software provider SAP’s SAP Fieldglass Vendor Management System. The integration will aim to help organisations include direct sourcing talent pools, freelancers, consultants, gig workers and other on-demand talent in their wider workforce strategy. TalonFMS is now live on SAP’s SAP App Center.

SThree CEO Elden bows out early next year

Gary Elden is to step down as CEO at STEM staffing specialist SThree after six years in the role.

People 17 December 2018

Indeed reveals the search terms most used by jobseekers

The news agenda as well as changes in technology and the structure of labour markets are reflected in an analysis by job site Indeed of search terms used by jobseekers in 2018.

10 December 2018

Fewer jobseekers as workers opt to stay put, finds Report on Jobs

High employment rates combined with a willingness among workers to stay put has resulted in fewer people looking for jobs.

7 December 2018

Recruiter HOT 100: The HOT 10 Technical recruiters

As part of Recruiter’s HOT 100 list of top-performing recruitment firms in the UK, today we look at the HOT 10 engineering/technical/science (Technical) recruiters.

6 December 2018