This week’s new contracts & deals include: Attrax, Candidate.ID, Central England Co-operative, Cross Country Healthcare, Frontline Recruitment, RoboRecruiter

Attrax and RoboRecruiter have entered into a global strategic partnership. As the talent acquisition industry is being hit by the global Covid-19 pandemic in the past weeks, organisations are now recognising the importance of being able to quickly react to their new recruitment needs and ensure the quality of the applications they receive.

The partnership combines Attrax (formerly’s careers site system with RoboRecruiter’s next-generation automated engagement for recruiters, candidates and employers.

• Recruitment software firm Candidate.ID has announced a further investment of £630k from Blackfinch Ventures, taking total external investment to £1.63m in 15 months. According to Candidate.ID, this investment will allow it to focus on doubling revenue this year while further progressing its machine-learning programme.

Central England Co-operative has taken on an extra 150 security guards in stores and its distribution network, giving almost 2,000 extra hours of support to keep people safe and ensure security measures are adhered to. The Co-op has also recruited more than 1,000 extra colleagues to help in stores, including support from across its other businesses in travel, floral and head office.

• US healthcare recruiter Cross Country Healthcare is collaborating with low-cost US airline JetBlue to provide free flights to healthcare providers travelling to New York to help fight the Covid-19 crisis throughout the state. The airline is also working with many community non-profit partners, as well as nongovernment organisations, to help get medical professionals and supplies to the places where they are needed most.

Frontline Recruitment has won a string of new contracts since the Covid-19 lockdown. The company has been working with an NHS Trust, supporting key workers in the NHS and healthcare sectors. The company has also seen increased demand from its e-commerce and food industry partners, winning several new contracts across the business supporting the local supply chain.

Frontline has its headquarters in Nottingham and offices in Derby, Hull, Leicester, Mansfield and Weymouth.

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


This week’s appointments include: MET Marketing, Recruit 2 You

People 1 September 2020

New Street Consulting Group undergoes rebrand

Overseas expansion plans play a major role in future strategy for people solutions provider New Street Consulting Group.

New to Market 26 August 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