This week’s launches include: APSCo, BWD, Core Talent, Head Resourcing, UK government

• The Association of Professional Staffing Companies has announced a five-day Trade Delegation to New York and Toronto beginning on the 11 November 2019. The event marks the second time the trade association has travelled with members to North America, after a delegation of 28 visited New York and San Francisco in 2017. 

During the trip, delegates will receive access to contacts across the sector, briefings from specialists about business opportunities and market trends and practical advice from experienced recruitment leaders operating in the region.

• Financial services specialist recruitment group BWD has opened a new office on Gray’s Inn Road in London.

• North West-based specialist engineering recruiter Core Talent has launched a staff employee benefits package. The ‘YourCore’ package offers flexitime arrangements to encourage gym breaks and family time; access to a confidential 24/7 employee assistance support helpline; socials to promote inclusion; and holiday vouchers to encourage luxury rest breaks.

The package features an NHS Top-Up Cash Plan benefit, which gives Core Talent employees access to a round-the-clock helpline where they can discuss personal matters from finance through to relationships in confidence. The agency has also appointed a new head of organisational development, Melissa Venner, who is a certified Mental Health First Aider.

• Technology recruitment specialist Head Resourcing has launched a dedicated senior appointments arm, based in the company’s Edinburgh head office. Anna Knight will oversee the new division.

• The government has launched an advertising campaign across three key regions of the UK to raise awareness of the signs of modern slavery.

The campaign will help frontline workers in employment offices, healthcare and financial services to spot the signs of human trafficking and will consist of advertising and social media. It is intended that the campaign will help workers to learn the signs of modern slavery and report potential victims to the modern slavery helpline.

Survey shows recruiters unsure around social media snooping risks

Recruiters have been warned about complying with general data protection regulation (GDPR) when it comes to looking at candidates’ social media profiles.

Legislation 22 May 2019

Ewart takes the reins of Taranata Group following acquisition of Hanya

Martin Ewart, founder of consulting business Hanya Partners, is taking on the role of CEO at Edinburgh-based Taranata Group.

People 21 May 2019


This week’s launches include: Acorn, Connect Appointments, Fircroft, GLAA, La Fosse Associates, Movement to Work, Talent International, Williams Munroe

New to Market 21 May 2019

Queen looks to recruit digital comms officer to boost online presence

Are you a social media whizz? If so, how about a role working for the Queen?

Lighter Side 20 May 2019