Social recruiting January/February 2024


Whether taking part in a quiz, helping a pet on your day off or sponsoring a launch, you’ve been busy since the last issue of Recruiter

Pertemps heads up book launch for TV sports presenter

Recruitment specialist Pertemps Network Group was the sponsor of a book launch for TV sports pundit and presenter Gary Newbon’s (above, centre) new book, Newbon, Bloody Hell, a Life in Sports Broadcasting. The evening at the Hotel du Vin in Birmingham was a celebration of Newbon’s long-standing career and contribution to the world of sports broadcasting. Notable attendees included Brummie comedian Jasper Carrott (above, right), and football manager Ron Atkinson. Lifetime president of Pertemps Network Group Tim Watts (above, left) was also there to support Newbon and listen to his anecdotes from his illustrious career.

Spencer Clarke Group is not The Weakest Link


For the third year running, staff from recruitment agency Spencer Clarke Group have recreated The Weakest Link to raise money for BBC’s Children in Need. Raising £146 this year, the strongest link, Niall Murphy, said: “Everyone looks forward to playing and raising money for such a worthy cause and I’m thrilled to have come out on top!”


 s-team of volunteers at hull animal welfare trust

Headstar s Rachel Porteous and Milo
Georgia Dutton with one of the dogs







Headstar takes the lead at animal charity

A 12-strong team of volunteers from Leeds-based finance recruiter Headstar donated a day of their time to support Hull Animal Welfare Trust, a charity that cares for and rehomes unwanted pets. The team wasted no time in getting stuck in, helping with everything from preparing food and washing dog baskets, through to sorting donations and delivering supplies to the centre’s charity shop in Hull. The team also found time to bond with the centre’s dogs over walks and socialise with the cats – with one member of Headstar’s team, Rachel Porteous (above, left), striking up such a bond with one of the feline residents, Milo, that she ended up adopting him! The Donate A Day initiative is part of Headstar’s employee wellbeing programme.


The IN Group quiz raises £30k for charity

The IN Group quiz night

The IN Group, a collection of specialist talent brands, raised moare than £30k for charity partner Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity in a charity quiz at The Fable in Holborn, London. The Rainbow Trust supports families with children who are dealing with life-threatening illnesses and aims to maximise the quality of time for families facing the difficulties of having a child with a serious illness.


Image credit | Gary Newbon

Institute of Job Aggregators highlights threats to online jobseeking

Recent research by the Institute of Job Aggregators has highlighted that most online jobseekers (87%) are unaware of the difference between job boards and job aggregators.

4 June 2024

Association of Labour Providers launches Manifesto for a Fair Labour Market

The Association of Labour Providers (ALP) has launched a 10-point Manifesto for a Fair Labour Market outlining priorities and policy proposals for a future government.

New to Market 4 June 2024

The FIRM relaunches as The Talent Labs, expands services

The talent acquisition membership organisation The FIRM, co-founded by Emma Mirrington (pictured), has relaunched as The Talent Labs.

New to Market 4 June 2024

Apprenticeship Levy and skills must be top priority for next government says REC and CBI

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) is supporting a call by the CBI for the next government to reform the Apprenticeship Levy within 100 days of election.

4 June 2024