This week’s appointments include: MERJE, Virgin Galactic

Michael Brennan joins multi-sector recruiter MERJE as head of business development. Brennan joins MERJE after 15 months in New York leading recruitment teams specialising in the IT and insurance sectors, and before that he was a director at Michael Page for 10 years.

• Spaceflight company Virgin Galactic has appointed Diane Prins Sheldahl as its executive vice president of people and organisation. She will be responsible for leading the Virgin Galactic’s people organisation for both VG and The Spaceship Company (TSC). Her team will also be responsible for VG’s and TSC’s organisational design and execution of HR strategic initiatives.

SSP rebate rules hit temp agencies unfairly

Temp recruitment agencies are unfairly affected by the Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) rebate rules.

Legislation 2 July 2020

Action needed to avert labour market crisis, says report

With unemployment widely expected to rise over the coming months as the government furlough scheme is withdrawn, a new report has called on the government to take a two-pronged approach to avert a labour market crisis.

30 June 2020

Hays Travel plans recruitment drive lift-off

A spike in holiday bookings has sparked a recruitment drive for one travel agency.

30 June 2020

Boost for logistics sector as DPD recruits 6,000 staff

Logistics and delivery firm DPD is recruiting 6,000 new staff, in response to an unprecedented boom in online shopping caused by Covid-19.

26 June 2020