This week’s new contracts & deals include: Alvius, JXT, Nvoi, Zenjob

• A collaboration of London local authorities has appointed software company Alvius to supply new generation recruitment technology to up to 33 London Boroughs. Led by the London Borough of Havering, the ‘ESPO MSTAR3’ London Collaboration ran a competition to identify a software company capable of delivering major recruitment cost savings for London’s local governments. Alvius was awarded as the winning bidder in March following an engagement and then assessment process which began in mid-2019.

Nvoi, a platform that enables recruitment agencies to provide their clients with 24/7 direct access to vetted candidates, has acquired recruitment digital marketing platform JXT, forming what the firm believes will be a game changing partnership for the recruitment industry. JXT will be able to access market-leading technological experts to help guide the expansion of its operations in Australia, the UK and the US.

• Digital staffing service Zenjob has secured a Series C funding round of $30m (£24.3m). The lead investor is Forestay Capital, along with Redalpine, Acton Capital, Axa Venture Partners and Atlantic Labs.

Zenjob places student assistants with large and medium-sized companies and is available in 14 German cities. With the new capital, the start-up company plans a nationwide expansion in Germany, as well as the further development of the technology.

British Army recruitment ad targets youngsters with positive messaging

The British Army is celebrating turning failure into success in its new recruitment ad campaign.

11 January 2021

GatenbySanderson supports charity Future First’s search for director

Executive recruiter GatenbySanderson is supporting charity Future First’s recruitment of a new programme innovations director.

Contracts 11 January 2021

REC lobbying wins injections for frontline agency staff

Frontline agency staff must be included in vaccination plans of NHS Trusts in England from Monday, following instructions from NHS England.

8 January 2021

First woman appointed to lead British Army recruitment and training

The first female officer to lead a division-level command in the British Army has been appointed to lead the organisation responsible for the recruitment and subsequent training of soldiers and officers throughout the Army.

People 7 January 2021