This week’s new launches include: 11 Investments, AMS, AtlasJobs, City & Guilds, CitySprint, Diversifying Group, ID-Pal, Keystream, SLR Consulting

11 Investments, a group of boutique recruitment brands, has announced that the 11 Investments Group, and all its subsequent recruitment brands, have been certified B Corp. 11 Investments is a group of specialist recruitment brands, established by Joe Curtis, Andy Sellers and Charlie Rawstron in 2014. Founding marketing and digital recruitment agency 3Search, the trio invested in other, like-minded recruitment businesses via the formation of 11 Investments. Encapsulating their growth has also been an ambition to thrive within a socially responsible environment.

• Global talent solutions business AMS has launched AMS One – a proprietary RPO operating system. AMS One is a digital platform, built to optimise the delivery of RPO talent solutions for AMS clients. With a focus on client, hiring manager and candidate experience. It is a flexible operating system with the ability to provide an end-to-end experience for users, or integrate with a client’s existing technology stack.

• Talent acquisition and retention solutions provider AtlasJobs, a subsidiary of Pod Network in the US, has launched the platform’s People Map feature, a tool designed to transform how companies discover and connect with talent within their organisations. People Map acts as a supplement to AtlasJobs’ talent platform, enabling companies and recruiters to locate and connect with potential candidates and existing employees across the organisation.

City & Guilds Foundation has launched the Recognise Strengths Engagement Tool (Re:SET), which aims to boost the employment prospects of applicants from marginalised and challenging social backgrounds such as refugees. The Re:SET toolkit is designed to support job applicants from marginalised backgrounds into employment. When recruiting staff, Re:SET encourages employers to look beyond candidates’ previous work experience and academic qualifications to place equal value on the skills their life has equipped them with.

• Distribution company CitySprint has announced that it is looking for 300 additional couriers across the UK, with the business focusing primarily on those with small and large vans, as well as zero emission vehicles in larger areas. The new couriers will be added to the pool of over 2,500 vans, bikes and cars, as CitySprint continues to grow its business and win new clients. They will provide support across all areas of the business, with a focus on supporting growth in retail sectors.

Diversifying Group (formerly BAME Recruitment) has achieved certification as a B Corporation (or B Corp), joining a growing group of companies reinventing business by pursuing purpose as well as profit. It has met rigorous social and environmental standards, which represent its commitment to goals outside of shareholder profit.

ID-Pal, global provider of digital identity verification solutions, has launched its PEPs (Politically Exposed Persons) and Sanctions screening solution, designed to transform the recruitment sector. This technology offers recruiters an efficient and reliable way to streamline their candidate screening processes while ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements. By cross-referencing against comprehensive databases of global PEPs and sanctioned individuals, ID-Pal’s platform instantly flags any potential risks or compliance issues. This enables recruitment agencies or professionals to make informed decisions on the candidate and maintain regulatory compliance.

Keystream, a leader in DDaT (digital, data and technology) recruitment solutions for the public sector, has announced a brand refresh and the launch of new service offerings in data analytics, digital infrastructure, EPR integration and training.

• Environmental and advisory solutions firm SLR Consulting has launched its returners programme for the second time. Last year, the global consultancy firm offered a STEM Returners programme at sites in Bristol, Nottingham, Exeter and London. The firm has added four new roles, including opportunities within their geotechnical engineering and also hydrology and hydrogeology teams.

The new 12-week, paid, STEM Returners programme is open to people who have had a career break, and acts as a ‘returnship’, allowing candidates to be reintegrated into an inclusive environment upon their return to STEM. STEM Returners sources the candidates and provides them with additional support including advice, career coaching and mentoring, ensuring applicants are ready and confident to return to work.

Morson Group announces majority investment by Onex Partners

UK-based engineering and technical recruitment firm Morson Group has announced the completion of a majority investment by Onex Partners (Onex).

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This week’s new contracts & deals include: Heat Recruitment, Smart Solutions Group

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Chambers promoted to MD of NRG and greenbean

Leanne Chambers has been appointed managing director of Newcastle-headquartered recruitment firm NRG and its recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) business greenbean.

People 29 November 2023