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Amazon abandons AI recruiting tool as it discriminated against women

Amazon has abandoned a trial project using an AI recruiting tool because it showed bias against women.

Technology, In-house recruitment 11 October 2018

ASA slams ‘job’ ad by Aston James Consulting

The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld a complaint against a recruitment agency found to have been advertising a training course rather than an actual job.

Legislation/Regulation 10 October 2018

Grant Thornton looks for consultancy experts in Belfast

Professional services firm Grant Thornton is creating 48 new roles in Belfast.

In-house recruitment 9 October 2018

APPOINTMENTS: 8-12 OCTOBER 2018

This week’s appointments include: Adecco, BWD, Capita, Eames Consulting Group, Euro London Appointments, Monster, Next Ventures, Oyster Partnership, Simply Jobs Boards, Staffline, TeamJobs, Westray Recruitment

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 8-12 OCTOBER 2018

This week’s contracts and deals include: Adepto, Capita, McGinley CEP, Orion Electrotech, Signium, SmartRecruiters, Suits Me, TechnoPro Holdings, totaljobs

Supplier, Technology 8 October 2018

Decline in candidates as recruiters report continued problems finding staff

The UK is experiencing a steep drop in candidate availability, according to the latest ‘Report on Jobs’ from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC).

Your recruitment business 5 October 2018

REC takes to the floor at Tory Party conference

The REC has been reporting back from all the major party conferences. Finally, we have the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham.

400 jobs created as Frank Recruitment expands abroad

Technology staffing specialist Frank Recruitment Group is planning an expansion across Europe, following a year in which it has increased gross profit and turnover.

How your recruitment business can survive tough times

Anthony Main gives his tips on how to make sure your recruitment business can survive through the hard times.

Supplier, Technology 1 October 2018

Upstart: DIY relocation

A novel approach to office relocation. Colin Cottell investigates.

19 September 2018

Magnet for private equity buyers

The recruitment sector is seeing a mergers and acquisitions upswing.

APPOINTMENTS: 17-21 SEPTEMBER 2018

This week’s appointments include: Airswift, Claremont Consulting, NP Group, Pedersen & Partners, VMAGROUP

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 17-21 SEPTEMBER 2018

This week’s contracts and deals include: Ethos BeathChapman Australia, Quay Appointments, Sopra Steria Recruitment

Your recruitment business 17 September 2018

Apprentice winner Martin’s HRS breaks £1m profit barrier

Hyper Recruitment Solutions (HRS), the science industry staffing specialist launched by 2012 Apprentice winner Ricky Martin, is eyeing expansion into Europe, as the group announced it has reached £1m in profits.

Alchemy Technology creates software roles in Derry

Northern Ireland is to be boosted to the tune of 250 new software roles.

In-house recruitment 14 September 2018

APPOINTMENTS: 10-14 SEPTEMBER 2018

This week’s appointments include: AMS, Astute Technical Recruitment, Eames Consulting Group, Health eCareers, Next Ventures, Osborne Clarke, OutRight Action International, Retail Executives, TeamJobs

NEW TO THE MARKET: 10-14 SEPTEMBER 2018

This week’s launches include: Boston College, E1EW, GetaGraduateJob.com, GLAA, Graduate Fasttrack, PGC, Recruit Venture Group

Technology 10 September 2018

Sharp rise in perm staff placements, finds Report on Jobs

Permanent placements have risen at their fastest rate for five months, according to the latest Markit/Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) ‘Report on Jobs’.

Temporary workforce 7 September 2018

ASA upholds complaint against Netcom Training job ad

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld a complaint against a job advert placed by training company Netcom Training early this year.

Legislation/Regulation 5 September 2018

Consultancy firm to recruit 400 for new digital centre

A global consultancy firm is to create 400 new software engineering jobs in Belfast.

Technology, In-house recruitment 5 September 2018

Search Consultancy reveals plans for newly-acquired Henderson Scott

Search Consultancy has bought technical and IT sales recruitment specialist Henderson Scott in a multimillion pound deal.

Companies, Technology 4 September 2018

Gattaca steps back from a number of international markets

Gattaca is to withdraw from the contract telecoms infrastructure markets in Africa, Asia and Latin America, as well as its operations in Dubai, Kuala Lumpur and Qatar, following a major review of its international operations.

Companies, Technology 4 September 2018

APPOINTMENTS: 3-7 SEPTEMBER 2018

This week’s appointments include: CareerBuilder, Colliers International, Fircroft, Marriott International, NRL, Plum Personnel, Roc Search, ZRG Partners

Companies, Temporary workforce 3 September 2018

FINANCIALS: Harvey Nash trades in line with expectations

Professional technology recruiter Harvey Nash is trading in line with expectations, according to a trading update.

Companies, Temporary workforce 30 August 2018

NEW TO THE MARKET: 28-31 AUGUST 2018

This week’s launches include: Advance TRS, Cognisess, Côte Restaurants, EMBS, Mbryonic, VERCIDA

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