Social recruiting July/August 2023

Whether it’s charity walks, helping out youngsters, beach cleaning or simply having a ball, you’ve been busy since the last issue of Recruiter…

Macildowie staff celebrate 30 years by walking 30 miles

Intrepid walkers from the Midlands-based recruitment and retention consultancy Macildowie have walked 30 miles to celebrate 30 years in business, raising money for local charities. As a result, the Macildowie team has raised an amazing £3,479 to be split between Lamp (The Leicestershire Action for Mental Health Project) and Stonebridge City Farm.


APSCo Charity Ball raises £50k for hospice

International recruitment trade body APSCo Global has raised more than £49k for St Christopher’s Hospice in London, thanks to its annual APSCo Charity Ball. The glamorous Atlantis-themed event saw leaders from across the professional recruitment market don their tuxedos and ball gowns to raise money for a very worthy cause. Ann Swain, Global CEO at APSCo, praised everyone involved: “I’d like to thank everyone who sponsored, helped to organise and attended the ball.”



Holt Recruitment helps students get interview-ready

Daniel Barrett (right), director of Bournemouth-based Holt Executive Recruitment, was among industry leaders supporting a mock interview day for students at Ferndown Upper School, joining professionals from local employers conducting 130 mock interviews with students at the event. Holt Recruitment is due to start its own foundation to support children with business skills that will be effective in future careers.


Marshall wins first Tony Berry award

Berry Recruitment Group’s inaugural Tony Berry memorial award for the business’s ‘combined top biller’ was won by Nicola Marshall from its Wild Berry Associates business in London. The company’s annual conference heard a tribute to its late chairman who died last year aged 81.


Elevating fundraising for children’s charity

What do you get when you drop 25 recruiters in the Yorkshire Dales for 12 hours? The answer is more than £5k for Sheffield’s The Children’s Hospital Charity. Twenty-five brave members of Rotherham-based Elevation Recruitment Group team took on the Three Peaks Challenge and raised the recruiter’s entire annual fundraising target in one go! The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge asks walkers to summit three peaks of the Yorkshire Dales National Park (Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough) within 12 hours. The team doubled its original target of £2.5k and raised an incredible £5.3k.

Green Folk helps clean up the coast

Hampshire-based engineering and manufacturing recruiter Green Folk is sponsoring eco-hero Oly ‘Human fish’ Rush (centre right) on his next anti-plastic pollution swim – a 46 mile, 24-hour swim around the Greek Island of Ithaca. Green Folk founder Chris Payne (centre left) has also pledged to fund Oly’s regular beach cleans along the Dorset coast, where Chris and his team of recruiters often help out. Follow Oly’s swim on the website.


The Protocol Group launches in education sector

A new business group providing recruitment services to the education sector has been launched.

New to Market 13 November 2023

REC ‘disappointed’ on new consultation on using agency workers in strikes

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation has expressed “disappointment” at the government’s announcement of a consultation on removing the prohibition on use of agency workers in strikes.

Legislation 8 November 2023

Recruiters must take skills bootcamps seriously

Recruiters need to start thinking about how they support and place candidates who have completed skills bootcamps as the policy is here to stay, the CEO of a leading employment charity has said.

17 October 2023

M2 Education acquired by Swedish recruiter Humly

M2 Education, an education staffing business in the North of England, has been acquired by Swedish education recruiter Humly to support its continued growth and use of new technology.

Contracts 10 October 2023