Get to know your audience first to improve diversity

Understanding your target audience is vital when it comes to improving workforce diversity, recruiters have heard.

21 February 2019

Airbrush gender-stereotyping out of adverts, recruiters warned

Recruiters should guard against using gender-coded language in job adverts.

Sales, Transport & logistics 19 February 2019
Gender and Diversity REC

Big talking point: Closing the gender gap

Improving gender diversity is not only the right thing to do – it’s good for business. Recruitment Matters explains the steps to progress

12 February 2019

Following clients’ wishes on not hiring young women could land recruiters in trouble

Recruiters have been urged to strongly push back against demands from any client wishing to avoid recruiting candidates who appear to be of childbearing age – not least because they could be brought before a tribunal for sex discrimination.

12 February 2019

AI pinpoints ‘huge’ gender imbalance in UK workplace, not only in the boardroom

Huge gender bias is evident in the UK workforce, according to a study, which examined the role of men and women across the British workplace.

12 February 2019

Take D&I more seriously or die

Diversity & inclusion must be taken more seriously in the search industry.

Executive search 12 February 2019
Protest iStock

In-house recruiters dubious about current D&I success

New research reveals in-house recruiters are unsure about the effectiveness of D&I.

12 February 2019
Women leading females iStock

Insight: Has the working population's personality changed?

Analysis by The Myers-Briggs Company reflects the growing number of women in managerial and professional roles in the workplace

12 February 2019
Public Speaking

Upstart: Academy for Exceptional Individuals

Specialist dyslexic recruitment agency Exceptional Individuals launches employment academies.

12 February 2019


This week’s launches include: AmazingHiring, Coracle Inside, Highr, LinkedIn, LMRE, O.C. Tanner, SF Recruitment

Accenture graduate recruitment revamp focuses on diversity and digital innovation

Global management consulting and professional services firm Accenture has introduced a new approach to graduate recruitment in its UK business, aimed at building a diverse workforce while providing candidates with an insight into the digital innovation that is embedded into every aspect of life at the company.


This week’s launches include: APPG on Women and Work, APSCo, Camino Partners, HireRight, Morgan Parkes Recruitment, Reviewedo, Rightcheck, Source Technology, SRG

Life sciences, Engineering 28 January 2019

Industry backs Diageo to hire more senior women in creative sectors

Recruitment industry professionals have backed a move by a senior global executive at Diageo “to make faster progress” on hiring female senior creatives and directors in the marketing, creative and advertising agency sectors.

Letters/Web chat: February 2019

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

14 January 2019

Recruiter’s Charity of the Year ASTRiiD celebrates first anniversary

ASTRiiD, Recruiter’s Charity of the Year, invited supporters and fundraisers to an event in London last week to celebrate its first anniversary.

12 December 2018

How to safeguard vulnerable adults in the recruitment process

Jagriti Patwari highlights the problems vulnerable adults can face when applying for jobs and how recruiters can help.

Legal, HR 10 December 2018

Employers miss out on high-potential neurodiverse talent in recruitment process

Neurodiverse talent, such as people with autism, Asperger’s syndrome, dyslexia and other brain function and behavioural traits, may be getting overlooked in the recruitment process.

HR 10 December 2018

Don’t ask about beliefs as ethical vegan case highlights complications

Recruiters have been urged to resist asking questions about candidates’ beliefs in light of a case of involving a worker who claims he was sacked due to his veganism.

4 December 2018


This week’s contracts and deals include: 20 Essex Street, Altran UK, ASTRiiD, Brightwater, Cross Country Healthcare, Friisberg & Partners, NRL Group, REC, Sopra Steria Recruitment

Public sector, Marketing 4 December 2018


This week’s launches include: CV-Library, Hudson Global, Lawspeed, Sixty Eight People, Trust in Soda

Global initiative launched to promote LGBT+ in investment industry

LGBT Great, an organisation that aims to supports and promote LGBT+ talent in the global investment industry, has launched a global membership initiative backed by five major firms.

£600k fund to help vulnerable women back to work a ‘drop in the ocean’

The government’s commitment of £600k to help vulnerable women back into work is a “drop in the ocean”.

Public sector 21 November 2018

Furhat robot aims turns to turn recruitment bias on its head

Furhat, a recruiter with a twist, could be the key to eliminating unconscious bias from the recruitment process.

HR 20 November 2018


This week’s launches include: Encore Personnel, Linklaters

Transport & logistics, Legal 20 November 2018

Letters/Web chat: December 2018

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

14 November 2018

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