Chat Bot helps AA increase candidate and employer brand engagement

The AA is using a scuba-diving, goal-scoring, space-exploring, rock star ‘Bot’ to help the organisation engage with candidates.


Start-up of the Month: Talent Drive

Martin Smith, who has worked in both in-house and agency roles, has launched procurement and supply chain recruiter Talent Drive.

Your recruitment business 13 August 2019


This week’s appointments include: BCL Legal, Cielo, Eames Consulting Group, Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust, Europa Worldwide Group, Harrier Talent Solutions, Head Resourcing, Heidrick & Struggles, Hunter Heywood, Hyperion Executive Search,, Russell Taylor Group, SmashFly Technologies, Stanton House

Supplier, In-house recruitment 12 August 2019

TÜV SÜD campaign uses employees to highlight diverse job options

German inspection and product certification services provider TÜV SÜD has launched a new campaign using its employees as brand ambassadors.

Hiring activity remains subdued despite increase in demand for staff

Ongoing political and economic uncertainty contributed to subdued hiring activity in July, according to the latest KPMG and Recruitment & Employment Confederation ‘Report on Jobs’.

Retail recruiters positive over fate of Tesco Metro employees

Retail recruiters are bullish on the prospects of workers affected by Tesco’s decision to cut 4,500 roles across its Metro stores.

In-house recruitment 6 August 2019

Around Noon takes a bite at expansion with nearly 100 new jobs

A Northern Ireland-based sandwich company is creating 94 jobs due to a major investment.

In-house recruitment 6 August 2019


This week’s launches include: Catapult, Corecom Consulting

Supplier 5 August 2019

FINANCIALS: Impellam restructures and posts increase in profits

Impellam Group has posted a marginal increase in gross profit year-on-year in a period in which the multi-sector recruiter moved to a new structure.

Financials 30 July 2019

Ocado to create jobs in Sunderland at new office complex

Ocado is to create 300 customer service jobs at a new centre on the former Vaux Brewery site in Sunderland.

In-house recruitment 29 July 2019

Equi’s expands and creates new jobs thanks to Scottish funding

Ice cream maker Equi’s is creating new jobs amid a move to bigger premises and an increased workforce following a £690k funding package from regional development agency Scottish Enterprise.

In-house recruitment 29 July 2019


This week’s launches include: First Advantage, Meridian Business Support, Salesforce, ThriveMap, WMCA

Supplier, Emerging talent 23 July 2019

FINANCIALS: ManpowerGroup reveals revenue fall

Recruitment giant ManpowerGroup has seen revenues drop 5% year-on-year, according to results for the three months to 30 June 2019.

Financials 22 July 2019


This week’s contracts and deals include: 10x Psychology, CV-Library, Frontline Recruitment, Hays Education, Pocket Recruiter, Woodrow Mercer, YSC

Supplier 22 July 2019

Recruiters back single new body to protect workers’ employment rights

Recruiters have given their backing to government proposals for single labour market enforcement body to improve enforcement of employment rights for workers and businesses.

Legislation/Regulation 18 July 2019

Consultation on single body to improve workers’ rights

The government has announced a consultation on proposals to create a single labour market enforcement body to improve enforcement of employment rights for workers and businesses.

Legislation/Regulation 17 July 2019

Full Strength campaign calls for reforms to overseas workers regulations

Recruitment organisations are among a coalition of bodies that have joined together in a campaign aimed at the next prime minister to avoid a skills disaster.

Legislation/Regulation 17 July 2019

Amazon upskills US workers despite risk of leaving for new careers

Amazon has made a $700m (£563m) investment in upskilling its US workforce and is prepared to risk these workers leaving to progress their careers elsewhere.


This week’s appointments include: 3R, Ben Johnson Recruitment, Eden Search & Select, Four Seasons Recruitment, Lorien, NHS Professionals, Pedersen & Partners, Pertemps, Samuel Knight International

Supplier 15 July 2019

Recruits needed to test compliance in their local pubs

A provider of ID and compliance services is seeking professional ‘pub testers’.

Legislation/Regulation 12 July 2019


This week’s launches include: Applied, Fircroft Group, Harnham, Holiday Staff, Understanding Recruitment, Wren Kitchens

Willy Wonka, eat your heart out! Apply for the Golden Ticket to be a chocolate taster

Mars Wrigley, the makers of Maltesers, Snickers and Mars bars, is recruiting eight taste testers.

Temporary workforce 5 July 2019

Volkswagen shakes up HR leadership team

Automotive giant Volkswagen has overhauled its leadership team within its HR division, making a number of new appointments at several sites.

In-house recruitment 3 July 2019

2,000 jobs up for grabs at Amazon this year

Amazon is to create 2,000 new jobs in the UK this year, taking its total permanent UK workforce to more than 29,500 by the end of the year.

In-house recruitment 3 July 2019

Taste-test Maryland Cookies and get paid in more than biscuits

Do you like your biscuits? Are you a bit of a cookie monster? Then we have the perfect role for you.

Temporary workforce 3 July 2019

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