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APPOINTMENTS: 3-7 AUGUST 2020

This week’s appointments include: Rayner Personnel, Ryalto Group

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 3-7 AUGUST 2020

This week’s new contracts & deals include: Kingdom Services Group, Robin Recruitment Healthcare

Circle Select dives down for talent, but who is narrating the video?

Sir David Attenborough knows a things about the natural world, but he is not the first name that comes to mind when it comes to promoting a recruitment business.

‘Some shafts of light’ as optimism rises among recruitment agency directors

The latest Recruitment Sector Barometer, produced by MyNonExec’s Alex Arnot, a non-executive adviser to more than 30 recruitment businesses, shows tentative signs that things could be starting to improve.

30 July 2020

FINANCIAL: UK NFI down 31% as Robert Walters sees 21% revenue decline

International professional recruiter Robert Walters became the latest staffing company to reveal the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on its finances, as UK net fee income fell by 31%.

Financials 30 July 2020

Join ‘heroic’ public sector workers, urges Boris

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is urging people to consider a career in the public sector, after hailing the contribution of public sector workers during the coronavirus pandemic.

PeoplePublic sector 30 July 2020

Pertemps uses Apprenticeship Levy funding to finance 30 apprentices

Recruitment agency Pertemps has partnered with training provider Aurelia Training to deliver up to 30 apprenticeships at Bournville Rugby Club in Birmingham.

Implications of HMRC’s IR35 win in Hawksbee case unclear

IR35 experts say it is too early to say what the implications are of a rare win for HMRC in a case involving radio and comedy writer Paul Hawksbee.

BDO report on recruitment sector: ‘Wall of cash available to be spent’

Despite the dramatic impact of Covid, funding is not an obstacle for recruitment companies wanting to do deals, “with a wall of cash waiting to be spent”.

29 July 2020

Atom bank begins recruitment drive

Durham-based digital banking company Atom bank has launched a recruitment drive as it prepares to expand its range of products.

Madeley’s advice to soothe angry candidate’s agency agony

An unnamed recruitment agency could receive a formal complaint from someone called Dominique if they don’t take the advice of Telegraph Agony Uncle Richard Madeley.

22 July 2020

TfL TA head says Covid is huge opportunity to foster greater diversity

The Covid pandemic is a huge opportunity to dismantle some of the recruitment barriers facing diverse talent.

FINANCIALS: Parity Group ‘encouraged by return of activity and prospects’

Data and technology focused professional services group Parity Group says it is “encouraged by the recent return of activity and prospects”.

Mind the home working gap, says ONS

Alongside the existing North-South divide and the gender pay gap that we are all familiar with, Covid-19 has seen the emergence of new divide within the UK’s labour market.

22 July 2020

APPOINTMENTS: 20-24 JULY 2020

This week’s appointments include: Alexander Mann Solutions, Autotech Recruit, Freetrade

Tech & Tools: August/September 2020

A look at some of the new services to help recruiters and employers

22 July 2020

Start-up Spotlight: Surya Recruitment

A health pandemic and an economy on the verge of a deep recession hasn’t deterred Alka Graham from launching Bristol-based green energy recruiter Surya Recruitment.

Lord Sugar invests in Apprentice runner-up's recruitment firm

Opening a new office and bringing new people onboard are among the priorities for recruitment business owner Scarlett Allen-Horton following Lord Sugar’s investment in Harper:Fox Partners.

BAE Systems engineers 800 apprenticeship roles

BAE Systems has launched a recruitment drive for apprentices.

Recruiters adapt to new virtual way of conducting business

How has recruitment changed during lockdown?

22 July 2020

HOT 100: Is your company on fire?

It's time to take action and see if your recruitment firm has what it takes to make our HOT 100 list.

22 July 2020

Global talent acquisition gathering goes virtual

With more than 100 presentations from thought leaders and practitioners, there was truly something for everyone at the first TA Global Gathering, which due to Covid was run as a virtual event.

HR 21 July 2020

Recruitment bright spots amid jobs carnage

After Marks & Spencer’s announcement yesterday that it plans to shed 900 jobs – just the latest in a litany of bad news on the jobs front – recruiters could be excused for feeling a bit gloomy.

Letter demands licensing of garment factories

More than 50 MPs and Peers alongside leading retailers, as well as the Association of Labour Providers, are calling on the home secretary Priti Patel to take urgent action to prevent the exploitation of garment workers in the UK.

FINANCIALS: Randstad takes Covid-19 hit as revenues see 25% decline

As the company results season gets into full swing, staffing giant Randstad became the latest staffing company to report the effects of the global Covid-19 pandemic.

Financials 21 July 2020
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