The Workplace: July/August 2021

The days of exclusion or the feeling that you cannot bring your true self into work really should be consigned to the pages of history. The creation of building working environments that are inclusive are new chapters to be written. A place where we celebrate individual differences and ensure that the contributions of everyone are recognised and valued.

27 July 2021

Investing in ED&I for recruitment firms – it’s not just for the box ticking

I’m humbled to be able to write about a topic that is near and dear to my heart – diversity & inclusion.

Employers, jobs and Football Banning Orders

Calling all football hooligans, online abusers, racists and employers. I want to share with you what this means for jobs.

HR 15 July 2021

Modley leads AMS diversity programme for 2021

AMS diversity, equity & inclusion director Paul Modley will lead a dedicated diversity-focused programme for 2021.

APSCo partners Culture Decoder to launch new study

A culture study for the UK recruitment sector has been launched.

6 July 2021

Women in Recruitment merges with APSCo Embrace

Women in Recruitment, an initiative of the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo), has merged with APSCo Embrace.

5 July 2021

REC appoints Allen-Horton and Monye as D&I ambassadors

Scarlett Allen-Horton, director of global energy and engineering executive search firm Harper Fox Partners, has been appointed as one of two diversity & inclusion ambassadors by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC).

Recruiters should be the solution to improve D&I in hiring

The recruitment industry is “part of the solution” to improving diversity & inclusion in hiring across the market, the leaders of recruitment’s two major professional bodies have agreed.

28 June 2021


This week’s appointments include: Metro Bank


This week’s new launches include: ASK SETH, Change Digital, Indeed, REED.com, Totaljobs, Unizest, ZoomInfo

Staffing firms fail to report on staff diversity, finds joint REC and APSCo report

Joint research by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) and the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) reveals too many staffing companies fail to record data on the diversity of their staff.

14 June 2021

It's a sin to talk rather than act as an ally

What's the best way recruiters can become allies to the LGBTQ+ community?

1 June 2021

Diversity? Programme one is all in

A collaborative initiative aims to help the industry reflect the make-up of UK society better by boosting black recruiters.

24 May 2021

Odgers Berndtson partners with mental health leaderboard

Global executive search firm Odgers Berndtson has partnered with mental health initiative The InsideOut Leaderboard to roll out the list across its organisation.

Executive search 24 May 2021

Harvey Nash launches inclusion passport to support employees

The Harvey Nash Group has launched an ‘inclusion passport’ to support employees who may need reasonable adjustments in the workplace due to a health condition, disability or another personal situation.

24 May 2021


This week’s appointments include: Berry Recruitment, GHD, Oakleaf Partnership, Service Care Solutions

Sales, Social care 29 March 2021


This week’s contracts & deals include: GHD, Harnham, Hays Digital Technology, HRLocker, Oakleaf Partnership, Zitko Talent

Education, IT/Telecoms 29 March 2021

The Workplace: Mar/Apr 2021

Tackling racial inequality should become a priority for us all.

23 March 2021

Recruitment industry’s membership giants look at diversity in sector

How diverse is your recruitment business?

23 February 2021

Recruiters rush to sign up to #10000BlackInterns initiative

Sixty-one recruitment agencies and executive search firms have so far signed up to the #10000BlackInterns programme, organisers have revealed.

Supplier Diversity Council UK set up to help diversify supply chains

A newly-formed supplier diversity council for the UK intends to develop ways and improve existing knowledge into how organisations can effectively diversify their supply chains.

10 February 2021

Sodexo to transfer £800k of its Apprenticeship Levy to smaller firms

Services company Sodexo has committed to transferring £800k of its annual Apprenticeship Levy to small-and-medium enterprises as part of its approach to levy transfer.


This week’s new launches include: Access, APSCo Embrace, NatWest, Stonor Recruitment, Storm4, Talentis, Waahjobs

Sales, Oil & gas/Energy 8 February 2021

Why diversity is the key to 2021

Thom Dennis, CEO at Serenity In Leadership, tells us 10 reasons why diversity is so vital and may well be the key to healthier times in 2021.

18 January 2021

D&I and video interviewing tops priorities for in-house recruiters

Diversity & inclusion tops the list of priorities for in-house recruiters at this time, according to the results of the Annual Membership Survey 2021 by The FIRM (Forum of In-House Recruitment Managers).

17 December 2020