The FIRM relaunches as The Talent Labs, expands services

The talent acquisition membership organisation The FIRM, co-founded by Emma Mirrington (pictured), has relaunched as The Talent Labs.

Executive search 4 June 2024


This week’s new launches include: IR35 Shield, Oyster, Rubicon Executive, Wave

Viewpoint: Neurodiversity in recruitment

It’s the time to make a change.

8 May 2024

Recruitment Apprentice Edwards gains massive experience from process

Entrepreneur Lord Sugar’s £250k investment won’t be heading to a recruiter on this year’s BBC reality show The Apprentice.

LEGISLATION: Employment changes bring new rights from day one

Along with April showers, this month brings the UK a number of employment law and payment rate changes.

5 April 2024


This week’s new launches include: FAIRER Consulting, Hays, Indeed, UBIO, Vercida Consulting

IT/Telecoms 4 April 2024

Sparta and NatWest seek underrepresented talent for emerging OBM community

Sparta Global, a UK B-Corp hire, train, deploy (HTD) company, is partnering with NatWest to secure technology talent from diverse backgrounds. 

DEI rises in priority globally

A new report suggests that DEI has risen in priority for many organisations globally, with talent as a primary focus and most having a DEI budget.

HR 19 March 2024

£60m funding as Sunak goes big on apprenticeships

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has unveiled a raft of reforms aimed at increasing apprenticeship numbers and doing away with red tape for small businesses.

Retail, IT/Telecoms 19 March 2024

Pertemps gives scholarships to Aston University to disadvantaged families

Recruitment business Pertemps has donated £50k to Aston University for 10 scholarships benefitting students from low-income families.

Randstad joins coalition of companies connecting refugees to jobs

Randstad UK&I is one of over 60 major businesses joining forces to advance the labour market integration of refugees in the UK.

7 March 2024
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Four steps for inclusive neurodiverse recruitment

Research indicates a significant disparity in employment rates for neurodivergent adults.

4 March 2024


This week’s new launches include: Connect Appointments, Eventus Recruitment Group, Granger Reis, Localyze, The Intersection Network

Investing in Talent awards 2023

Two recruitment networks driving inclusivity

Recruiters are on the front line when it comes to improving diversity of talent pools. When agencies work together, collaborating on diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB), it produces much stronger, deeper results, as evidenced by two entries to Recruiter’s Investing in Talent Awards 2023.

Banking/Financial services, Legal 29 February 2024

Unify launches to enhance diversity across financial and professional services

Chelsea Karaolis, a former director of specialist recruitment and growth consultancy Scene, has recently launched her own recruitment company, Unify.

Banking/Financial services, Legal 13 February 2024

Investing in Talent Awards recognise recruiters at the forefront of DEI

On Tuesday 30 January, the winners of Recruiter's Investing in Talent Awards 2023 were announced at The Brewery, in the City of London.

1 February 2024
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Profile: Hitting the right D&I note

Jay-T has broken a 109-year-old glass ceiling. Why did it take so long?

16 January 2024

REC Summit: Move beyond DEI practices as ‘tickbox exercise’, urges recruiter

Although 61% of companies point to equity, diversity and inclusion (DEI) as a top manager capability, only 28% of managers say that it’s recognised in their performance reviews.

1 December 2023

REC’s EDI summit finds CRMs are letting recruiters down

The lack of diversity reporting in candidate relationship management systems (CRMs) is letting recruiters down.

IT/Telecoms, HR 30 November 2023

Recruiters warned to 'fix your own' EDI challenges before helping clients

Recruitment businesses must fix their own businesses before benefitting from helping clients address their talent and skill shortages with equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) solutions.

29 November 2023

Back to Work Plan aims to help people get off benefits, stay healthy and into work

The government has announced a new Back to Work Plan to help up to 1.1m people with long-term health conditions, disabilities or long-term unemployment to look for and stay in work.

Public sector, Healthcare/Medical 17 November 2023

Green means go for UK jobs

The Green Jobs Foundation was formally launched at the Eden Project in Cornwall.

Oil & gas/Energy, Engineering 10 November 2023

Editor's leader November/December 2023

A great frustration for me as an editor, a gatekeeper for information for our recruitment community, is the lack of ‘hows’ generally available.

10 November 2023

My Brilliant Recruitment Career: Jemma Simpson

Jemma Simpson is founder at Diverse

10 November 2023

Janeace (Jay-T) Thompson promoted to director of talent at PRS for Music

Music collective management organisation PRS for Music has announced that Janeace (Jay-T) Thompson (pictured) has been promoted to director of talent, culture and experience.

Retail, Industrial/Manufacturing 8 November 2023