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

PageGroup ‘must do better’ to get more women on board

PageGroup has been named in a government-backed review’s list of top UK companies urged to do more to increase the number of women holding senior level roles at their organisations.

Executive search 13 November 2018


This week’s appointments include: Aquent/Vitamin T, Borderless, Pure, Shine.com, Talking Talent

LinkedIn launches gender diversity insights in products

Professional network LinkedIn has launched gender diversity insights across its talent products in a bid to help businesses find, hire and develop more diverse teams.

7 November 2018

Some groups missing out in labour market, says EHRC report

Some groups continue to be disadvantaged when it comes to employment and the labour market according to a report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission, despite overall employment having risen, with six in ten people aged over 16 in employment and unemployment having fallen overall.

25 October 2018

More action needed to Ban the Box after report reveals ‘slow progress’

Urgent action is needed to stop employers asking candidates about criminal records at the initial application form stage, according to the co-director of a national charity that supports people with criminal convictions, after a report found that progress to ban the practice has been slow.


This week’s launches include: Austin Fraser, Goodman Masson, Investigo, ProJobShare, S2 Recruitment, Stanford Search, Westray Recruitment Consultants

Don’t copy gender processes if ethnicity pay gap reporting is introduced

Recruiters have been urged not to simply replicate processes to assess gender pay gap reporting when reporting their ethnicity pay gap.

11 October 2018

Deloitte urges recruiters to put candidates in context to boost social mobility

Contextual recruitment sits alongside an array of initiatives Deloitte employs to boost social mobility across its workforce.

1 October 2018

Start-up of the Month: Detail

Liam Paddison (above) and silent partner Steven Rawlingson have launched Newcastle-based agency Detail – a recruitment business that is aiming to kill the CV.

IT/Telecoms, HR 19 September 2018


This week’s appointments include: AMS, Astute Technical Recruitment, Eames Consulting Group, Health eCareers, Next Ventures, Osborne Clarke, OutRight Action International, Retail Executives, TeamJobs

Retail, Engineering 10 September 2018


This week’s contracts and deals include: Amrop, Apex Recruitment, BBR Services, Green Park, Matrix Interim, Newcastle-Under-Lyme Borough Council, Phaidon International, Rare Recruitment, Solace in Business, Star Placement, WhiteHat

Recruiters urged to monitor ethnicity and disability pay gap now

Recruiters have been urged to start getting to grips with monitoring ethnicity and disability at their agencies if they don’t already do so.

31 August 2018

PwC hope to attract diverse candidates through Flexible Talent Network

PwC has launched a Flexible Talent Network giving staff the chance to choose their hours.

Banking/Financial services, HR 30 August 2018

Major Players targets gender pay gap by ending questions on current salary

Major Players is throwing down the gauntlet to other recruiters to follow its lead in no longer asking candidates about their current salary in an attempt to reduce the UK gender pay gap.

Creative/Digital/Media 23 August 2018

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