Recruiters shine in Sunday Times’ best small firms list

Oscar Recruit leads a list of 22 recruiters that have made The Sunday Times ‘Best 100 Small Companies to Work For’ 2020 list.

20 February 2020

Hays to focus on cost management as fee income falls

Recruitment giant Hays has posted a 3% decrease (-2% like for like) in net fee income year-on-year, according to its half-year report for the six months to 31 December, 2019.

Party mistletoe poses harassment risk

Recruiters have been warned that they may want to keep last year’s mistletoe in the decorations box or risk being brought to tribunal.

2 December 2019

Javid pledges Tory review of IR35 changes

Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid has committed to a review of IR35 rules.

2 December 2019

Furniture store’s ad praised for its honesty

A Huddersfield furniture store has drawn praise for placing a refreshingly honest job advertisement.

2 December 2019

Diversity can combat management loneliness

Hiring a more diverse team is one of the best ways of making senior staff feel less isolated in the workplace.

29 November 2019

Don't try and enforce lifestyle rules, says McCarthy

Recruiters should not be too heavy-handed in imposing health and wellbeing programmes for their consultants, according to Kate McCarthy, managing director at McCarthy Recruitment.

29 November 2019

PwC's Northern Irish Jobs Boost

PwC is to create 600 new jobs in Northern Ireland over the next five years.

29 November 2019

Premier staff offered jobs at Wren

British designer, manufacturer, and retailer Wren Kitchens has stepped in to offer jobs to employees affected by the collapse of kitchen remodeller Premier Kitchens and Bedrooms.

29 November 2019

Community nurses wanted in Leicestershire

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) is on a summer recruitment drive for community nurses across Leicestershire.

Healthcare/Medical 23 July 2019

Reaction: Abolition of Swedish derogation will ‘drive up industry standards’

Recruitment industry representatives have largely backed the government’s decision to repeal the Swedish derogation in a year’s time.

11 April 2019

Review contracts before Swedish derogation ends

Recruiters have been urged to review contracts and processes ahead of the abolition of the Swedish derogation model in a year’s time.

11 April 2019

Major stakeholders give back shares in SSQ restructuring

Legal staffing specialist SSQ has added 20 new employee shareholders in an ownership and management overhaul.

11 April 2019

Engineering candidates demand better communication with recruiters, says survey

Engineering recruiters’ top priority should be concentrating effectively with candidates, if new research from global technical recruiter VHR is anything to go by.

5 February 2019

US firm launches recruitment drive in Dublin

US firm Sedgwick is creating 250 jobs in Dublin over the next two years.

5 February 2019

Recruiters require robust social media policies when nabbing consultants throwing sickies

Recruiters must have robust social media policies in place should they use postings to take action against consultants skipping work to go to an interview this National Sickie Day.

4 February 2019

Hermes strikes ‘self-employed plus’ deal with union

The subject of employee status has been thrown back into the spotlight as a German parcel delivery firm has struck an agreement with a union offering UK workers a ‘self-employed plus’ status.

4 February 2019

Zip World seeks instructors – no experience necessary

Adventure destination Zip World has launched a recruitment drive to find 100 instructors across it its three sites in North Wales.

4 February 2019

GLAA issues LMEUs to prevent non-licence holders from supplying workers

Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) investigators have recently introduced labour market powers to prevent five people in Shropshire from supplying workers without a licence.

25 January 2019

Midlands hospitals hold recruitment drives

The University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust is to hold a recruitment day for nurses.

Healthcare/Medical 25 January 2019

BMW launches manufacturing apprenticeships

More than 40 apprenticeship places are up for grabs across automotive giant BMW Group’s UK manufacturing operations.

10 January 2019

Businesses join with prisons to find ex-offenders work

A further 120 businesses have signed up to working with prisons to help offenders into work on their release.

6 December 2018

Recruiters urged ‘mind your language’ in ads

Recruiters have been urged to exercise caution when using expletives in job adverts or risk falling foul of Advertising Standards Authority rules.

3 December 2018

Resolution Foundation calls for repeal of Swedish derogation

The Resolution Foundation has called on government to repeal the Swedish derogation to stop firms from being able to avoid paying agency workers the same as directly employed staff.

3 December 2018

New Barrhead Travel stores create hundreds of new jobs

Scottish travel agency Barrhead Travel is to create 200 new roles with the opening of up to 25 stores over the next five years.

29 November 2018