New to Market

11 March 2019

Start-up of the Month: Greywolf Recruitment

Established agency polkadotfrog recruits into professional sectors such as office, commercial, finance and IT, while Greywolf recruits into construction, driving, engineering and industrial sectors, he explained.

The two firms share central services across HR, payroll, marketing, and PR, and offices across East Anglia. “We have been lean in shared costs and shared services, which has given us a good platform,” Skipworth told Recruiter.

But he expects that it’s the firms’ shared commitment to providing a professional service – more commonly associated with white-collar recruitment – that will make Greywolf stand out in the market.

According to Skipworth, blue-collar clients welcome Greywolf’s professionalised approach to blue-collar recruitment, which has involved taking the time for site visits to fully understand client requirements through a one-to-one approach. “The consultants we have taken on so far have all been experienced in their own field, so they can take the time and understand what the client is looking for and fulfil those needs,” he said.

Skipworth’s goals for the next year are to make Greywolf financially independent from polkadotfrog, and to establish Greywolf on all of the polkadotfrog sites, he said. While there is a Greywolf presence in Cambridge, Norwich and Ipswich, it lacks a presence in Peterborough. A further goal is to ensure that Greywolf recruits across all four of its disciplines in each of the four locations, he added.

11 March 2019

NEW TO THE MARKET: 11-15 MARCH 2019

• Global talent acquisition firm Alexander Mann Solutions has opened an office in Berlin to support its growing DACH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) client base.

• Personalised recruitment platform Beatmysalary is to be launched in the UK this month. The platform’s intelligent algorithms only allow relevant candidates to apply for particular jobs. Key information is displayed on personalised live profile cards rather than CVs. It also features a live application tracking function, which allows the candidates to know whether they can expect a call from the employer or not.

• Teacher recruitment service eTeach is relocating its global head office to Arlington Square in Bracknell from Monday (18 March).

• Technology solutions and engineering provider Arrow Electronics and freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace Freelancer.com have launched ArrowPlus powered by Freelancer.com. The new platform allows Fortune 500 companies and technology creators to design and build hardware products through accessing skilled electronic and electrical engineers.

• Multi-sector recruiter HR GO has opened an office in Wroclaw, Poland. HR GO Recruitment (Poland) is based in the offices that joint venture Eclipse, the group’s specialist IT business, established as its head office in Wroclaw last year.

Poland recruitment manager Dominik Kostecki said: “We are initially planning to start with three recruitment consultants and grow to a full size branch through 2019.” The new business is looking to recruit UK-based Polish workers who wish to return home, as well as qualified people in Poland looking for high-quality roles in the UK.

• Ex-Royal Marine Peter Kelly has launched imployable – an app designed to bridge gaps in unemployment and facilitate career tracking. Candidates create a digital CV that is used to apply for jobs. The app in turn uses the CV to tell users how qualified and experienced they are for any job post they are viewing. Imployable is available at the app store for both iOS and Android.

• A French government-backed start-up ecosystem La French Tech has launched a fast-track visa system. The start-up visa is free, valid for four years, extends to family members and has an identical process regardless of the worker’s country of origin.

• French recruitment technology solutions provider PIXID has launched its myPixid vendor management system solution in Ireland. The launch of myPixid in Ireland follows PIXID’s recent launches in the UK and the Netherlands.

• Global specialist recruiter Robert Walters Group has launched #BreakTheCycle – a world-wide employee wellbeing initiative.

This year, more than 4,000 employees of the group will be challenged to #BreakTheCycle and do something fun, active, meaningful and inclusive with colleagues – with the goal of improving wellbeing and checking in on peers.

Already stepping up to the mark are the Hairy Handlebars, a team of two who are cycling 6,000 miles from Robert Walters’ London HQ to its offices in Tokyo – to raise money for men’s health charity Movember.

The pair are being sponsored by the Robert Walter, and the launch of the campaign will be marked by the Hairy Handlebars’ departure between 11.30am-12.45pm on Thursday 21 March in St Martin’s Courtyard, Covent Garden outside Robert Walters Group HQ.

4 March 2019

NEW TO THE MARKET: 4-8 MARCH 2019

• Independent job board CV-Library has launched specialist graduate job site Jobs-Graduate.co.uk.

• The founders of recruitment websites mummyjobs.co.uk and daddyjobs.co.uk are launching FindYourFlex.co.uk and rebranding the Mummyjobs Group to The Find | Your | Flex Group on 1 March 2019. The move is to provide an inclusive platform for anyone looking for flexible working.

The new job board (jobs.findyourflex.co.uk) will offer a range of roles across all sectors from casual work to senior appointments. All jobs will champion flexible working whether it’s part-time, job-share, compressed hours, annualised hours, staggered hours, term-time only or phased retirement. The site will also continue to share practical advice and provide a platform for people to share their experiences relating to flexible working. The Mummyjobs and Daddyjobs boards will remain but will become campaigning sites for parental rights and equal leave benefits.

MyPeople Group, a provider of cloud-based employee performance management and engagement analytics solutions, has launched a new profiling service.

Developed by the same analytics team that helped GB cycling, GB rowing and England Rugby to achieve success through the aggregation of marginal gains, MyPeople’s profiling service applies the same principles to the use of scientific data to achieve comparable results in business. It provides organisations with insight into cultural and team dynamics, including the personality types and characteristics of high performing teams and individual employees that support improved business performance.

• Software provider The Access Group has launched Access Workspace, a platform for connected and collaborative working.

The platform brings together all departments across a recruitment business – from sales and finance to HR, IT and compliance – in one place. 

• Professional networking site LinkedIn has opened the doors to The Linked Inn – a pop-up pub where punters can combine socialising with getting a new job. The Inn, which opens its doors on 46 Great Eastern Street in London’s Shoreditch this week, aims to show how socialising with your community can get you closer to the job you want. Brands such as John Lewis Partnership, Lloyds Banking Group and LADBible are among those with vacancies at the pop-up.

LinkedIn experts will also be at The Inn, offering career advice, and profile pictures will be taken by a professional photographer at the event.

• Search and selection firm Walmsley Wilkinson Associates has moved into new offices in the Ribble Valley, near the village of Sawley and the outskirts of Clitheroe, Lancashire. Blackburn Rovers CEO Steve Waggott was the VIP guest at the opening ceremony, which also included suppliers such as accountants, architects, financial advisers, marketing and design agencies.

25 February 2019

NEW TO THE MARKET: 25 FEBRUARY-1 MARCH 2019

• Procurement staffing specialist Bramwith Consulting has opened new offices in the City of London and in Brooklyn, New York.

• Technical recruiter NRL Group has rebranded its Intec (UK) business under the NRL brand. The move follows NRL’s acquisition of Intec in November 2018. The historic Intec business joins the group’s other regional recruitment businesses as NRL’s Heysham branch. The move grows NRL’s recruitment business to eight branches, including one overseas operations in Cairo.

Odgers Interim, the interim management arm of global executive search firm Odgers Berndtson, has launched a podcast series offering frontline perspectives from its network of industry consultants and interim leaders.

The Apprentice 2017 winner James White’s recruitment agency Right Time Recruitment has launched a rec-to-rec division.

• Secretarial and PA recruiter Tiger Recruitment has published an e-book. Entitled An Exceptional Life: Creating Better Workplaces, the book covers the 11 tenets of the modern workforce. These include diversity, performance management, flexible working and mental health, capturing the latest research and trends from industry experts. Contributions come from the likes of Hootsuite, Atlassian, British Land and Deloitte.

4 February 2019

NEW TO THE MARKET: 4-8 FEBRUARY 2019

• The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) has published new guidance to help prevent age discrimination at work. The new Acas advice includes guidance on recruitment, training, performance management and redundancy, and other areas where age discrimination is most likely to occur. Included in the guidance is a myth-busting document.

• Recruitment portal GoFindMe has launched. The portal focuses on a person’s skills and experience by anonymising the recruitment process, with the aim of enabling companies to hire top talent while breaking down barriers created by stereotyping.

• Global talent solutions business Morgan Philips Group has announced a number of changes to its UK business following its acquisition of the Hudson talent solutions business in the UK and Europe (excluding Benelux) in April 2018.

These include:

  • The launch of a new recruitment business, Fyte. Fyte uses digital tools such as video job descriptions and video CVs together with a focus on digital sourcing techniques including social recruiting and crowdsourcing.
  • The launch of Morgan Philips Executive Search.
  • Investments in its Morgan Philips Talent Consulting business with an emphasis on a new, bespoke assessment framework, digital assessment centre management and predictive talent analytics and investment in a new managed solutions offering designed to help organisations scale up digital project teams.

• Ged Roberts, the founder of HR recruiter The HR Market, has launched Rec-interim, a day-rate RPO recruitment solutions business.

• Skillbase Contractor Management Services and Skillbase Consulting have rebranded under one brand – Skillbase Group. The group, which provides telco and IT contractor recruitment services to firms across Europe and across the world, adds it is opening an office in Galway, Republic of Ireland.

• Employee referrals and employee advocacy platform Talentry has launched the Talentry Candidate Relationship Management (CRM). The platform, which provides lead generation, talent pool building, talent lead nurturing and conversion of leads into applications, also integrates fully with applicant tracking systems.

28 January 2019

NEW TO THE MARKET: 28 JANUARY-1 FEBRUARY 2019

• The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Women and Work has launched a toolkit: ‘How to Recruit Women for the 21st Century’. The toolkit takes up a recommendation from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation to broaden the Apprenticeship Levy to be used as a Training and Skills Levy.

• The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo), along with law firm JMW Solicitors and The Contract Doctor, has launched an updated written contract review service aimed at better supporting members in reducing liability through operational best practice.

Through the system, which aims to have a 48-hour turnaround time, members can receive a written risk assessment of client terms, which provides clarity on the obligations, risks and liabilities included within the contract. The service is designed to help businesses either before a contract is signed, if deciding on accepting terms, or after, if they are seeking to audit existing liabilities.

Fees for this service are variable depending on the experience of the reviewer, whether the provider is a regulated law firm with associated benefits, and the length of the terms. APSCo has also today launched an IR35 guidance pack.

• Boardroom staffing specialist Camino Partners has opened a US division. The division, headed up by managing director Matt Newman, is being run from the firm’s London office until next year, when the firm expects to open an office in New York.

HireRight, a provider of employment background checks, has rebranded. The rebrand includes a website and logo redesign and messaging around the business. The rebrand and messaging revolve around the firm’s core values of service-first mindset, sense of ownership, collaborative spirit and grounded in respect.

• Midlands-based recruiter Morgan Parkes Recruitment has launched a new website offering clients and candidates information about the agency, including latest vacancies, links to their social profiles, services offered and contact details.

Reviewedo, a community-centric reviewing platform dedicated to the recruitment industry, has launched. According to founders Harrison Dark, Chris Ogunsola and Jack Carlisle, the site enables users to review both the recruitment agency and the recruitment consultant.

Other features the site offers is the ability for recruiters to collaborate and connect with clients and candidates; a new way to generate business and build businesses client base and a new way to receive business intelligence.

• Software as a service provider Rightcheck has launched the Right to Work UK: Ultimate Employer’s Guide of 2019, offering comprehensive information on the Right to Work for small businesses and employers.

• Technology staffing specialist Source Technology has opened an office in Los Angeles. Director Jack Marsh, who currently runs the agency’s technical engineering division, will be relocating from London to head up the office.

Los Angeles was chosen as the base for the US arm due to its proximity to the tech hub of Silicon Valley, good transport links with other key regions and a strong existing recruitment market to feed the internal recruitment need.

The Los Angeles office will focus on contract and permanent hiring into technical engineering and cyber security, both of which are experiencing high demand.

• Science, clinical and engineering recruiter SRG, an Impellam group company, has opened its first Irish office in Cork. Paul O’Brien has been appointed associate director to lead SRG in Ireland from the Cork office.

21 January 2019

NEW TO THE MARKET: 21-25 JANUARY 2019

• Executive recruiter Bain and Gray has launched a candidate loyalty card for candidates commanding a salary of more than £30k. Holders of The Card, which is invitation only, will benefit from priority bookings and exclusive offers with a variety of high-end lifestyle brands, and a selection of perks for personal and business use.

• International creative, digital and media specialist staffing group Empresaria brand Become recruitment agency is opening offices in Brisbane, Australia and Auckland, New Zealand.

Humber HR People, an HR consultancy that also provides recruitment services, has been launched in Hull. The founding team is managing partner Kate van der Sluis, associate director of HR Kellie Calvert, associate director of talent Sharleen Lawless and associate director of leadership development Alice Ackroyd.

• Career site reed.co.uk has partnered with multimedia messaging app Snapchat to release a ‘Love Mondays’ themed lens. The innovation, available to Snapchat’s audience of more than 16m daily users, is part of reed.co.uk’s repositioned brand advertising campaign, built around the headline, ‘That’s how it feels to Love Mondays’.

Targeted at 18-24-year-olds in the UK, the lens will be live on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays until mid-February.

• Multi-sector recruiter Service Care Solutions has undergone an expansion and renovation to its offices on Starkie Street, Preston. The number of employees has doubled since moving into the building in 2015.

SCS’s managing director Richard Freye says headcount is anticipated to grow by another 10% (to around 120) within the next few years. The building was renamed Arthur House, after Freye’s eight-year-old son, who fittingly cut the ribbon officially opening the revamped building.

Zellis is the new name for payroll and human resources (HR) software and service provider NGA Human Resources UK & Ireland. Following the sale of the business in February 2018, NGA HR UK & Ireland has become a standalone company, fully separate from NGA Human Resources. As part of this change, the company has rebranded to Zellis.

15 January 2019

NEW TO THE MARKET: 14-18 JANUARY 2019

Global Recruitment Thought Leaders (GRTL), an initiative that aims to investigate the future of work and the future of talent recruitment, has launched.

The project, led by Ian Knowlson, employment futurist and owner of growth consultancy Selling Success, and San Sunner, founder of REC-Social, a social media management company that focuses on the talent recruitment sector, aims to achieve its objective through in-depth discussions with industry leaders across a variety of sectors.

The aim is that constructive debates, informative interviews and knowledge sharing with global thought leaders will provide a hub for business owners to assimilate fresh ideas in preparation for the future.

• German recruiter Hager Unternehmensberatung has opened a new location in the centre of Munich. The office is managed by business unit manager industrial, Hagen Schönfeld.

• Five health and social care employers – University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, LOROS Hospice, Rutland County Council and Leicester City Council – have launched Y/Our Future.

Y/Our Future is a new recruitment campaign for doctors, nurses, and health and social care workers to work in hospitals, hospices and in communities across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

The campaign aims to promote Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland as a leading career destination for health and social care professionals, with great career and lifestyle opportunities.

Top