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.

FINANCIALS: Staffline claims Brexit is affecting temp to perm transfers

Recruitment and training group Staffline claims Brexit uncertainty is affecting demand for temporary workers.

Financials 17 May 2019

Lotus expands and creates new roles in the UK

Supercar manufacturer Lotus is creating 200 new roles in Norfolk and Warwickshire.

15 May 2019


This week’s contracts and deals include: Ceridian, Challenge TRG Group, Christian Aid, Hayward Hawk, Kingdom Services Group, Phoenix Training Services, Recruitment Entrepreneur, Xpress Solutions

Contracts 14 May 2019

Arguments rage in war of words surrounding HS2 contractors and IR35

HM Revenue & Customs has once again defended its Check Employment Status for Tax (CEST) tool following concerns raised over its accuracy.

Legislation 9 May 2019