This week’s launches include: Cirrstra, Encore Personnel, Higher People, Pareda Recruitment, The Best Connection

• Financial consultancy Bishopsgate Financial has launched Cirrstra, an online platform that manages and engages with their large flexible talent pool. It aims to meet the challenge of identifying the right temporary staff and contractors quickly, while also ensuring the teams mobilised have access to a central repository of knowledge and tools they need to do their job well.

• Specialist recruitment firm Encore Personnel has opened an office in Peterborough’s city centre led by divisional manager Martin Knowles. The new office is Encore’s 10th in the UK.

Martin Drake has launched Lancashire-based recruitment agency Higher People. The agency, which works with companies and candidates across Lancashire, aims to change the negative perception of recruitment agencies and provide both jobseekers and businesses with a positive experience throughout their recruitment journeys.

• Multi-sector recruiter Pareda Recruitment has moved to a new head office at Sunderland Software Centre. Pareda supports clients to recruit specialist candidates for the engineering, manufacturing, energy, contact centre, financial services, fintech and professional services sectors.

• Flexible workforce solutions provider The Best Connection has opened a branch in Doncaster to support local people with finding temporary work assignments across the driving, industrial, manufacturing, engineering, logistics and warehouse sectors. The new office is located at Priory Walk near to the city centre.

Chancellor hand-outs to stimulate jobs and economy

Vouchers for meals out, a 15% VAT cut on hospitality and tourism offerings, and a £1k bonus to employers who bring back furloughed employees were among the initiatives revealed today by Chancellor Rishi Sunak.

Legislation 8 July 2020

Airswift welcomes ‘positive’ fair employment licence changes in Singapore

New licence conditions being introduced for employment agencies in Singapore to promote fair hiring “are a positive change”, according to Airswift’s president for Asia.

Legislation 30 June 2020


This week’s new contracts & deals include: Techconsult UK

Contracts 9 June 2020

Surya Recruitment launches to tackle climate change

Surya Recruitment has been launched in Bristol to support the renewable energy sector.

New to Market 4 June 2020