This week’s launches include: Acis, Boyden, Woodrow Mercer

• Social housing provider Acis has launched a new project providing tailored support to people living in their homes to progress their careers.

The service sees a dedicated employability professional work with individuals for up to 30 weeks to help them tackle potential barriers to working, such as lack of skills, health issues or previous convictions.

And once a person has secured a new role, Acis also provides a further six weeks of in-work support to ensure both the employer and new recruit are happy in a bid to ensure the job remains sustainable.

• Global executive search, talent advisory and leadership consulting firm Boyden is opening a new office in Miami, expanding its presence in the US, Central America and the Caribbean.

Eduardo Rabassa, previously managing partner of Amrop Miami, will lead the new team, while Carla Palazio, Annie Rothe and Paco Robles join as partners, along with Bo Hanuschik as principal.

• Finance specialist recruiter Woodrow Mercer has opened an office in Nottingham, East Midlands.

Figures show UK’s employment rate might be facing its Waterloo

The UK’s unemployment rate has hit levels not seen since the emergence of ABBA at the Eurovision Song Contest.

14 May 2019

Rudd announces softening of ‘counter-productive’ benefits sanctions

Financial sanctions against people who fail to attend job interviews or show that they are actively looking for work will be limited to six months, Amber Rudd, secretary of state for Work & Pensions, has announced.

People 10 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


This week’s contracts and deals include: Approach Personnel, Capita, Elizabeth Michael Associates, HR GO Recruitment, iCIMS, Key Skills Education, Resume-Library, TempaGoGo

Contracts 7 May 2019