This week’s launches include: Eight Legal, Frank Recruitment Group, Grant Thornton UK, Hogan Assessments

• Cheltenham-based employment law and HR specialist Eight Legal has launched HR Mate, an app that aims to enable HR freelancers to secure new business at the touch of a button. The app is free to download and is available from the App Store for iOS devices and Google play for Android.

• Global IT recruiter Frank Recruitment Group has opened a new US office in Park Tower, on the border of Irvine and Costa Mesa in Orange County. The office is headed up by business manager Taylor Jones.

• Business and financial adviser Grant Thornton UK has launched a new ‘Off-Payroll Workers’ (OPW) client solution aimed at helping firms prepare for the extension of off-payroll rules into the private sector. The assessment solution uses artificial intelligence, enabled by the firm’s technical knowledge and experience, to carry out IR35 status assessments of workers.

• Personality assessment solutions specialist Hogan Assessments has launched General Employability in Europe. This is a new streamlined assessment tool that aims to help companies recruit the right people by identifying the personality characteristics that predict employability across a range of jobs.

FINANCIALS: Empresaria Group posts rise in gross profit but fall in revenue

International specialist staffing group Empresaria Group has seen a 6% increase in net fee income year-on-year, according to unaudited interim results for the six-month period ended 30 June 2019.

Financials 21 August 2019

Ellingham joins Stanton House to manage Asia Pacific

Ross Ellingham has joined professional services & technology recruitment solutions provider Stanton House as managing director of Asia Pacific, based in Hong Kong.

People 16 August 2019


This week’s appointments include: BCL Legal, Cielo, Eames Consulting Group, Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust, Europa Worldwide Group, Harrier Talent Solutions, Head Resourcing, Heidrick & Struggles, Hunter Heywood, Hyperion Executive Search,, Russell Taylor Group, SmashFly Technologies, Stanton House

People 12 August 2019

Kelly’s Corona steps down as president and CEO, Quigley steps up

George Corona (pictured), president and CEO at recruitment giant Kelly Services, is to step down from 30 September 2019 and will be succeeded by Peter Quigley.

People 7 August 2019