Analysis

Recruitment M&A activity in the UK returns to pre-recession levels

Mergers and acquisitions involving UK recruiters have returned to pre-recession levels, with a 167% increase in deals over the past two years on the same period a decade ago.

22 August 2019

Graduates call for clearer phrasing in job ads

Have you ever placed an advert for a graduate recruitment consultant, who must be a ‘self-starter’ with an ‘entrepreneurial mindset’ and something of a ‘ninja’?

Job ad research shows ‘recruiter’ is one of top 20 roles not needing a degree

The role of ‘recruiter’ features in the top 20 jobs that do not require a degree.

20 June 2019

Robotic revolution: are you ready?

The robotic revolution is set to cause the biggest transformation in the world’s workforce since the industrial revolution. Alexandra Berger highlights those sectors most at risk.

Women need to differentiate themselves, says SAP’s HR director

“It’s no good hiring different [kinds of] people if you expect them to act the same.”

IT/Telecoms, HR 19 June 2019

Independent reviews should determine IR35 status, say almost half of contractors

Independent reviews hold the key to determining IR35 status, according to almost half of the 1,000 limited company contractors surveyed by IR35 specialist Qdos.

19 June 2019
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Small firms show more confidence on post-Brexit hiring decisions

Small and medium-sized enterprises are more positive about their ability to take hiring decisions once the UK leaves the EU than larger firms, research from recruitment giant Adecco has found.

18 June 2019

Lack of time pushes firms to consider blanket approach on IR35

More than half of UK firms are considering taking a blanket approach and placing contractors within the scope of IR35 because they do not have time to assess cases on an individual basis.

28 May 2019

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 8-12 APRIL 2019

This week’s contracts and deals include: Brightwork, CV-Library, Erecruit, Hays, Innovantage, Morson, Outsource UK, RZ Group, Sopra Steria Recruitment

Some groups missing out in labour market, says EHRC report

Some groups continue to be disadvantaged when it comes to employment and the labour market according to a report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission, despite overall employment having risen, with six in ten people aged over 16 in employment and unemployment having fallen overall.

25 October 2018

Hirers shrug off concerns about economy

Employers are shrugging off their concerns about the prospects for the UK economy by accelerating their plans to hire, according to the latest REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation) JobsOutlook report.

Marketing, Transport & logistics 24 October 2018

Energy boss gives top tips for choosing location

Recruiter caught up with Nikki Flanders, chief operating officer at energy supplier Opus Energy, to pick her brain for her top three tips on what a start-up recruiter needs to consider ahead of setting up shop in a new location.

24 August 2018

Agencies need to improve candidate experience, Feefo finds

A report by review platform Feefo reveals that recruitment agencies enjoy a high degree of trust among UK workers but that these agencies need to improve their performance, particularly when it comes to the candidate experience.

23 August 2018

Recruiters struggle with quality of hire and talent scarcities

The biggest challenge facing recruiters in 2018 is a combination of getting the right quality of hire and talent scarcities, according to the results of a recent survey by recruitment technology firm Oleeo (formerly known as WCN) in association with Recruiter.

20 June 2018

Using neuro-agility to excel under pressure

It’s impossible to avoid stress in today’s highly energised, ever-changing sales and recruitment environment, says neuro-agility specialist Carole Gaskell.

29 May 2018

Sector Barometer shows signs of optimism for industry

Most recruiters are hitting or exceeding their targets, according to the latest Sector Barometer.

16 April 2018
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GDPR and the Facebook scandal

Data protection is in the news, but GDPR presents challenges for many according to Drey Francis at Engage Technology Partners.

29 March 2018

Latest Report on Jobs shows sharp rise in perm placements

Recruiters witnessed a sharp increase in perm placements last month, according to the latest IHS Markit/REC Report on Jobs.

A reality check on purpose: Myth 1

How has purpose transformed some of the world’s largest brands? Hear from the people who work at those organisations and make it happen.

Marketing, HR 23 October 2017

Programmatic advertising

Black art or a recruiter's saviour?

Marketing, IT/Telecoms 19 September 2017

Candid talking from candidates

Asking candidates what they think of you can benefit hiring – and employer brand.

19 September 2017

Recruitment sees recent spate of MBO activity

Management buy-outs (MBOs) have always been a feature of the recruitment industry, but could a recent spate of MBO activity be a sign of things to come? Colin Cottell investigates.

18 May 2017

Dreaming of a big payday

How can recruitment owners achieve the best rewards for their hard work after building a successful new business? Recruiter’s Executive Briefing, sponsored by Panmure Gordon, revealed the secrets, as Colin Cottell reports

14 March 2017

Bitter pill to swallow: the Apprenticeship Levy

On the surface, the Apprenticeship Levy seems like a good move for the UK and its workforce. But as DeeDee Doke reports, Randstad is leading the charge for common sense to prevail as its abiding principles don’t add up for recruiters, businesses and apprentices alike

IT/Telecoms, Legal 18 November 2016
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