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.

Recruitment industry criticises NI increases for social care reforms

The announcement yesterday [7 September] of National Insurance (NI) and dividend tax increases to cover NHS and social care reforms has been roundly criticised by representatives of the recruitment sector and umbrella workers.

Legislation 8 September 2021


This week’s new contracts & deals include: Beeken Reeves, Caval, Compono, ettain, GKR London, Greenbean, idibu, ManpowerGroup

Contracts 6 September 2021

FINANCIALS: Empresaria’s profits up, but revenue declines

Global and multi-sector recruitment group Empresaria has announced its unaudited interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2021.

Financials 12 August 2021

HMRC slaps tax fine on Home Office for wrong IR35 assessments

HM Revenue & Customs has been busy dishing out penalties for unpaid tax due to wrong off-payroll workers’ status.

Legislation 30 July 2021