UK&Ireland

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

Staff demand reaches six-month high in both temp and perm roles

May saw steep increases in both permanent and temp billings, according to the latest Markit/Recruitment & Employment Confederation Report on Jobs.

8 June 2018

RECRUITMENT STILL HOT WITH INVESTORS

The recruitment sector remains attractive to investors despite looming political and economic challenges thrown up by Brexit, according to accountants and business advisers BDO’s 2018 Recruitment Sector Insights report.

19 February 2018

RECRUITERS WARNED OVER FAMILY PLANNING QUESTIONS

Recruiters who suspect their clients are asking female candidates potentially unlawful questions about their plans to have children risk sharing the stand at an employment tribunal unless they take action

19 February 2018

MEDICAL FIRMS BRINGS 75 JOBS TO IRELAND

The Republic of Ireland is to benefit to the tune of 75 new jobs thanks to a medical diagnostics company expansion in Galway.

Commercial & office support, HR 19 February 2018

US GRI acquires managed services provider de Poel

Managed services provider de Poel has been acquired by Geometric Results Inc (GRI), a subsidiary of Detroit-headquartered global business process outsourcing company MSX International.

8 January 2018

Ex-consultant at Ginger Recruitment Services sentenced for fraud

A former recruiter has been handed an eight-month jail sentence, suspended for a year, with 200 hours of unpaid work for making false expense claims.

8 January 2018

Recognition for recruitment industry in New Year’s Honours List

The founder of an organisation that helps individuals with disabilities and mental health issues find work has been awarded an OBE in the 2018 New Year’s Honours List.

2 January 2018

It’s not enough just to be a top biller, says Apprentice winner White

It’s not just enough to be a top biller if you want to follow in the footsteps of 2017 Apprentice joint winner James White, who spoke to Recruiter in the wake of the screening of his victory on the show last night.

IT/Telecoms 18 December 2017

Hudson sells recruitment and talent management businesses

Hudson Global is shifting its focus to its recruitment process outsourcing business following today’s announcement that it plans to sell its European and Asia Pacific-based recruitment and talent management businesses.

Oil & gas/Energy 18 December 2017

£30-an-hour ‘job’ to have beard stroked attracts thousands

Male grooming brand Mo Bro’s has been inundated with applicants following its call for bearded men for its beard-stroking station, which opens later this week.

18 December 2017

Tech firm creates jobs in NI

Londonderry company recruiting for marketing roles

Creative/Digital/Media 18 December 2017

Apprenticeships overtake graduate programmes for talent attraction says The FIRM

Apprentice programmes have overtaken graduate programmes as the most popular structured initiative for engaging future talent, according to this year’s annual survey of members of The FIRM (Forum for In-House Recruitment Managers).

16 November 2017

Deliveroo ruling raises more questions over gig economy

While labour law body the Central Arbitration Committee (CAC) has ruled that riders for online food delivery company Deliveroo are self-employed, questions remain over the status of individuals engaged in work across the gig economy.

Hospitality/Leisure 16 November 2017

Charity to recruit coach for ex-offenders

A charity helping women with criminal convictions find jobs has received funding to employ a full-time recruitment coach.

12 October 2017

EasyJet’s Ryding: 'Female pilot intake to soar higher by 2020'

With five of its nine board members women, low-cost airline and FTSE 100 company easyJet has an enviable record in achieving gender diversity at the top.

19 April 2017

Jobs survey shows skills shortage still a major issue

More than four in 10 employers have increased salaries in an effort to attract candidates, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC).

Social care, Engineering 19 April 2017

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