Diversity/Inclusion

Herbert Smith Freehills’ programme to recruit autistic people shows signs of success

A law firm is working in partnership with charity Autism Forward to recruit autistic individuals.

Charity & not-for-profit, Legal 16 October 2019

Muslim consultant awarded £22.5k for racist comments from director

A Muslim recruitment consultant has been awarded more than £22.5k in compensation after an agency director made racist and religious discriminatory comments about her.

7 October 2019

Strike the right balance in job ads to avoid indirect age discrimination

Recruiters have been urged to strike a balance in job adverts in order to not fall foul of age discrimination rules.

7 October 2019

Diverse views accommodated but discriminatory behaviour isn’t

Recruiters should make it clear to candidates at interview that while they will accommodate diverse views, they will not tolerate discriminatory behaviour.

1 October 2019

NEW TO THE MARKET: 30 SEPTEMBER – 4 OCTOBER 2019

This week’s launches include: Access Group, Affinix, Hoxby, Not Actively Looking, Rebus Mentoring Programme, RhinoRecruitment, Senploy, SmashFly Technologies, Uber

OU calls for greater access to apprenticeships for disabled apprentices

The Open University has called on government to help businesses further attract and recruit more disabled apprentices through its apprenticeship programmes.

Recruitment specialist hired to ensure sports boards become more diverse

A recruitment specialist will be helping two of the UK’s major sports bodies to tackle the diversity of sports boards.

Alan Furley: There's more to life than university

“If a client wants a university qualification as a minimum, is it just a lazy way to filter?”

APPOINTMENTS: 16-20 SEPTEMBER 2019

This week’s appointments include: Advance TRS, Broadstone, Class People, Eames Consulting Group, Female Executive Search, MyPeople Group, Oceans Group, Pedersen & Partners, Realm Recruit

Public sector, Oil & gas/Energy 16 September 2019

Smart Works links up with the Duchess to help unemployed women find work

A charity has joined forces with royalty to help disadvantaged women get back to work.

12 September 2019

UK workers would embark on apprenticeship for career change

Around two-thirds of the UK workforce (62%) harbour hopes to change their career path, according to research by the global job search engine Jobrapido.

The Dying to Work campaign is a game-changer for terminally ill workers

Recruiter’s Charity of The Year Astriid chairman Steve Shutts on the TUC taking its Dying to Work campaign to protect terminally ill workers to the road.

11 September 2019

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 9-13 SEPTEMBER 2019

This week’s launches include: Brightwork, CV-Library, Driver Hire, Fedcap Employment, JobDiva, JobTeaser, Norman Broadbent Group, Sonovate

Government launches website to help working parents find flexible roles

The government has launched a website aimed at helping working parents to find flexible working roles.

3 September 2019

LinkedIn connects with Grimsby jobseekers to explore power of community

Professional network LinkedIn has launched an initiative to explore how the power of community can help people access new jobs and careers in an area that has experienced tough economic challenges. 

Social care 3 September 2019

Recruiters face having to advertise jobs with flexible working from day one

Requiring recruiters to advertise jobs offering flexible working as open to all workers from day one in the job would be a game-changer for candidates but could also increase employers’ access to talent.

2 September 2019

Social enterprise cafés create jobs in Northern Ireland

A social enterprise in Northern Ireland is creating 20 jobs for people with disabilities and long-term health conditions at two new cafés.

Hospitality/Leisure 23 August 2019

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, Wincanton

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.

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