CONTRACTS & DEALS: 29 JULY-2 AUGUST 2019

This week’s contracts and deals include: Phaidon International, WORK180

• Global recruiter Phaidon International has selected strengths-based assessment experts Capp to provide its new recruitment portal. 

The portal, which will assess more than 2,000 graduates worldwide over the coming year, uses a combination of questions, video and other media to provide an authentic preview of what it is like to work at the micro-specialist staffing group, helping prospective employees to understand if the company is the right fit for them, while simultaneously giving the company a deeper insight into candidates’ strengths and potential.

WORK180, a global jobs platform focused on employers who support women’s careers, has expanded its Series A-1 round to raise £1.2m to accelerate its global expansion into the UK. This is the company’s third funding round and, like its previous rounds, was led by Skip Capital, the private investment fund of Kim Jackson and Atlassian co-founder Scott Farquhar.

The firm says the £1.2m will go towards advancing WORK180s expansion, growing the start-up’s technology team and further developing its product offering, such as the HR Health Check, an online tool which helps companies benchmark their policies against those of their peers.

Amazon pulls controversial job ads for ‘intelligence’ analysts

Two job adverts for analysts, whose duties would include monitoring social media and other sources for organised labour activities, have been abruptly pulled by retail giant Amazon after creating controversy on both sides of the Atlantic.

3 September 2020

People 1st International partners with charity to help travel industry

Skills expert People 1st International is helping people in the travel industry to transfer to other sectors.

12 August 2020

Berry Recruitment expands into Wellingborough

Multi-sector recruiter Berry Recruitment has expanded into Wellingborough, Northants, in a strategic move to widen its East Midlands catchment area, the company has announced.

New to Market 11 August 2020

North-West recruiter enjoys summer boom in temp placements

A Birkenhead-headquartered recruitment business reports it is enjoying significant success in placing more temporary workers this summer in driving, logistics, distribution and warehousing jobs than at the same time in previous years.

4 August 2020
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