Diversity/Inclusion

NEW TO THE MARKET: 19-23 AUGUST 2019

This week’s launches include: Robert Walters

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Recruiters warned of legal risk in dealings with discriminatory employers

Recruiters must be prepared to walk away from clients who think they can get away with asking them to discard female candidates of childbearing age from the recruitment process.

22 August 2019

Recruiter charity Astriid nominated for charity tech award

Recruiter’s Charity of The Year has been shortlisted for third sector business and management magazine Charity Times’ Best Use Of Technology Award.

Charity & not-for-profit 21 August 2019

APPOINTMENTS: 19-23 AUGUST 2019

This week’s appointments include: Amerit Consulting, AVROBIO, Bis Henderson Recruitment, Crown World Mobility, Diamond Recruitment, Eames Consulting Group, Hortor, JVP Group, Macildowie, Onezeero, Sphere Digital Recruitment, Thorne & Wait

Serco guarantees interview for qualifying jobseekers with criminal convictions

Serco, which manages six prisons in the UK, is aiming to improve the job prospects of ex-offenders.

Public sector 15 August 2019

Hephzi Pemberton: Diversity goes beyond gender and ethnicity

To reflect a truly progressive society Boris’ cabinet will need to extend well beyond gender and ethnicity quotas

14 August 2019

Upstart: Developing female talent

Colin Cottell looks at Meraki Executive Search & Consulting’s programme to develop female talent

14 August 2019

Letters/Web chat: September 2019

Readers’ responses to stories on recruiter.co.uk.

Make your resourcing team diverse first

Get diverse in-house recruitment teams and the workplace will follow.

13 August 2019

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 29 JULY-2 AUGUST 2019

This week’s contracts and deals include: Phaidon International, WORK180

Understand rights of workers with disabilities and get to grips with Equality Act

Recruiters have been urged to gain a better understanding of how the Equality Act 2010 protects disabled workers.

29 July 2019

How learning & development attracts and retains the best talent

If you offer innovative training and development, you can recruit and keep the top talent, as Louise Garcia Moreno explains

25 July 2019

NEW TO THE MARKET: 22-26 JULY 2019

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

Alexander Mann Solutions appoints Modley director of talent and D&I

Global talent acquisition and management solutions provider Alexander Mann Solutions has appointed Paul Modley as director of talent acquisition and diversity & inclusion.

Case highlights religious beliefs can’t ‘top trump’ other protected characteristics

While recruiters have a duty to accommodate workers’ religious beliefs, this does not require them to bow to demands, which may cause them to breach their discrimination responsibilities.

15 July 2019

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 15-19 JULY 2019

This week’s contracts and deals include: Adepto, CV-Library, HireXtra, Morgan Hunt, Job Sender, Recruitive Software, SaaS Holdings, SCP Aberdeen, Search Consultancy, WhiteHat

Public sector, Social care 15 July 2019

Unbiased AI robot Tengai recruits her first hire

Artificial intelligence recruiting robot Tengai has already succeeded in helping to make her first hire.

12 July 2019

AI robot Tengai spins off as separate company

Tengai, the AI interview robot developed by a Swedish recruiter TNG on the Furhat Robotics platform, is to go incorporated as Tengai AB, as the group eyes international expansion of the product.

HR 9 July 2019

Be wary of office banter about sexuality – it could land you in court

Recruiters have been warned to ensure they have policies in place to prevent consultants being made to feel uncomfortable due to their sexuality.

2 July 2019

Companies on track to meet 33% target for women on boards

Britain’s company boards are on track to meet the government’s 33% target for women appointed by 2020.

Executive search 1 July 2019

Robert Walters helps ex-prisoners find work on the outside

Staff at Robert Walters could be playing their part in helping to reduce the UK’s reoffending rate, with 47.9% of those leaving prison reconvicted within a year of leaving prison, according to figures from the Ministry of Justice.

26 June 2019

Recruiters warned to avoid discriminating against people with dementia

Recruiters have been warned to avoid knowingly participating in discriminatory action against people with dementia in light of new research showing the extent of the UK’s failure to understand the condition.

20 June 2019

Neurodivergent recruiting: The untapped talent source

Unless employers move away from hiring ‘people like us’, the strengths of neurodivergent individuals will go unused and firms will miss out on specialist talent. Colin Cottell investigates

19 June 2019

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

Hiring more diverse teams is vital for business success, says hospitality recruiter

Recruiting more diverse teams is essential for business success as people entering work reject populism, according to Chris Sheppardson, founder of hospitality recruiter Chess Executive.

Hospitality/Leisure 18 June 2019

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