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Job seekers fall victim to scammers

Nearly three in four job seekers applied for non-existent positions during the Covid-19 pandemic, and scams are still “extremely prevalent”, according to new information from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

11 May 2021

HR GO rejects accusations aired in Radio 4 report

A recruitment company that has been identified in a BBC Radio 4 File on 4 report about mini umbrella companies as having recruited at least one worker who was employed by a MUC has told Recruiter it “rejects any suggestion” that it engages in “illegal, fraudulent or exploitative behaviour”.

11 May 2021

Organised online socialising unhelpful, say mental health experts

Instead of booking more team social occasions online, recruitment bosses who help their staff to get away from their screens more often could be contributing to their improved mental health, health coach Michelle Flynn has advised a webinar audience.

11 May 2021

BBC report highlights sham ‘mini umbrella companies’

A new report from the BBC has again put the spotlight on schemes that create sham ‘mini umbrella companies’ that UK temporary workers are employed through, costing the UK “hundreds of millions of pounds” in lost taxes.

10 May 2021

Penta Consulting announces CEO appointment

Professional and managed IT services provider Penta Consulting has announced that Paul Braham will join the company as CEO with immediate effect.

10 May 2021

Storm2 opens third global hub to boost European market

Fintech recruiter Storm2 have launched a third global hub, this time in Amsterdam

10 May 2021

Anglian Water to boost repair team numbers

Anglian Water has announced the first part of its largest-ever recruitment drive to expand its ‘army’ of leakage technicians and engineers.

10 May 2021

Guidant Global launches diversity consortium in US

Talent acquisition and managed workforce solutions provider Guidant Global has launched its new INfluence Workforce Consortium in the US, bringing together specialist US partners to help employers put diversity into action across contingent workforces.

10 May 2021

Curve Group to provide HR services for Just Group

Outsourcing and consultancy provider The Curve Group has confirmed its appointment as Just Group’s HR outsource provider.

10 May 2021

Sole directors hit by debt as still banned from financial schemes

As the UK’s ‘race to open up’ begins, limited company directors are still excluded from benefitting from self-employment support schemes.

Legislation 20 April 2021

Salway steps away from nGAGE to join Jump Advisory Group

Heather Salway, FCIPD FREC is leaving her role as group HR director at specialist recruitment group nGAGE to join Jump Advisory Group.

BHI aims to develop a modern, agile labour market

An organisation promising to “bring a revolution in the way the UK hires staff across the labour market” launched last week.

New to MarketIT/Telecoms 19 April 2021

Homeworking offers mixed rewards says ONS report

A new report from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) released today paints a mixed picture of working at home in terms of pay, rewards, promotion opportunities and hours worked.

19 April 2021

Gi Group opens Birmingham branch to help Midlands expansion

Specialist recruiter Gi Group UK has opened a flagship branch in Birmingham to spearhead its Midlands operations as it continues to expand its presence, the company has announced.

Job centre workers feel unsafe as centres open up

Most job centre workers don’t feel safe going into work, following the full reopening of the sites a week ago (12 April 2021), a new survey by the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union has revealed.

19 April 2021

APPOINTMENTS: 19-23 APRIL 2021

This week’s appointments include: develop, Forsyth Barnes, Heidrick & Struggles, ManpowerGroup, Oakleaf Partnership, Pedersen & Partners, Premier Group Recruitment, Sixty Eight People, Venatu Recruitment Group

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 19-23 APRIL 2021

This week’s new contracts & deals include: Avail Technologies, cinch, NSL, Qonnectd, Springpod, Talent Pod, The Curve Group

NEW TO THE MARKET: 19-23 APRIL 2021

This week’s new launches include: Digital 51

Cadbury’s call to exclude umbrellas could ‘shut down’ industry

An MP has called for changes to the Finance Bill which would, if approved, effectively shut down the UK umbrella industry.

FINANCIALS: Robert Walters reports ‘positive momentum’ for business

Global recruiter Robert Walters reports “profit ahead of expectations” for the first quarter ended 31 March 2021, according to its financial results released today.

Better candidate experience tops employers’ wish list for 2021

Improving candidate experience has emerged as the top priority for most in-house recruiters/employers in 2021, according to ‘The State of Recruitment in 2021 Employers Report’ conducted by Talent Nexus.

13 April 2021

Taylor takes the helm as CEO at NHS Confederation

Matthew Taylor, author of the much-vaunted 2017 report ‘Good work: the Taylor review of modern working practices’, has been appointed CEO of the NHS Confederation.

SSGC launches WLTS to deliver ex-service personnel to businesses

Specialist security guard provider SSGC has launched a new initiative to deliver temporary labour and recruitment services to businesses.

Blackfinch Ventures investment in Candidate.ID tops £1.3m

Venture capital firm Blackfinch Ventures has invested £700k into recruitment software developer Candidate.ID, a year after investing an initial £630k into the firm.

FinancialsIT/Telecoms, HR 13 April 2021

APPOINTMENTS: 12-16 APRIL 2021

This week’s appointments include: Eden Scott, Irwin Mitchell, New Street Consulting Group, Samuel Knight International, Scandic Hotels Group

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