Social recruiting January/February 2023

At the start of a new year, we look forward to seeing what recruiters are getting up to outside of their full-time jobs…

Hays sleeps out for charity

Staff from recruitment giant Hays have raised £15k through Sleep Out events across the UK in recognition of homelessness. In partnership with its charity End Youth Homelessness, 36 Hays staff from Belfast, Bristol, Ipswich, Leicester, London and Sheffield spent a night out in the cold to give people an insight into the fear and discomfort of not having a safe place to call home.

Oscar Technology’s Louis hits the rugby league headlines

Cornwall RLFC has signed Oscar Technology’s head of tech sales Louis Singleton in time for the rugby league 2023 Betfred League 1 season. As the BBC reported, Louis also plays internationally for Malta, as his grandfather was born on the island.


Pertemps matches Ukrainian families with jobs

Ukrainian families living on a ship docked in Edinburgh are being given a helping hand into work, thanks to new programme from Pertemps Network Group. The recruitment firm is working closely with Tesco in Livingston and Fedcap Scotland, a not-for-profit employability organisation, to find roles for the refugees. At a dedicated job fair, more than 400 Ukrainians attended, from 1,500 families living at the location. Around 30 individuals are now working in a variety of roles at the Tesco distribution centre and efforts are ongoing to help more find work.

Among those who have taken up a role at Tesco is 31-year-old Dymtro Prysziazhniuk (left and pictured centre, above right), who previously worked in the health sector in Ukraine. He said: “This job is a lifeline. I am saving money to rent and then buy my own house.”

Recruiter calls on industry to ‘not recruit’ for Fujitsu

A recruiter is calling on industry colleagues to not recruit for the technology firm behind the Horizon system in the Post Office sub-postmasters’ scandal.

23 January 2024

Blackpool Pleasure Beach to recruit ‘hundreds’ of jobs

Blackpool Pleasure Beach is gearing up for its 2024 season with a recruitment drive to fill more than 100 job vacancies.

8 January 2024

94TECH strengthens board of directors to support growth

Specialist search and selection firm 94TECH is strengthening its board of directors to “increase capability and prepare the organisation for its next stage of growth”, a company statement has revealed.

People 29 November 2023

Recruiters and businesses await the chancellor’s Autumn Statement

The Autumn Statement later today will have financial implications for recruiters and businesses alike.

Legislation 22 November 2023