Diversity/Inclusion

TfL TA head says Covid is huge opportunity to foster greater diversity

The Covid pandemic is a huge opportunity to dismantle some of the recruitment barriers facing diverse talent.

Mind the home working gap, says ONS

Alongside the existing North-South divide and the gender pay gap that we are all familiar with, Covid-19 has seen the emergence of new divide within the UK’s labour market.

22 July 2020

The Big Story: A big splash in a different kind of pool

Paralympian Liz Johnson set up The Ability People to redress the employment gap for people with disabilities. Colin Cottell found out more

22 July 2020

Soundbites August/September 2020

How should the recruitment industry respond to the Black Lives Matter movement?

22 July 2020

Lord Sugar invests in Apprentice runner-up Allen-Horton’s Harper Fox Partners

It’s Number Four for Lord Sugar – the fourth recruitment business in his portfolio of companies – with today’s announcement that he has invested in Harper Fox Partners.

Executive search 1 July 2020

NEW TO THE MARKET: 24-28 MAY 2020

This week’s new launches include: Pace Med Tech, Podium, Redwigwam

Upstart: upReach levels the educational playing field

While many like to see the UK as a meritocracy, where people succeed based on their talent and hard work, the facts suggest otherwise. 

D&I must look beyond London and the South-East

Underprivileged people living outside London can get overlooked.

Is your firm disability friendly? Then shout about it!

Disability-friendly employers need to be more visible to disabled candidates, according to the founder of disability job board Evenbreak. 

12 March 2020

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 9-13 MARCH 2020

This week’s contracts and deals include: Acorn Recruitment, Acorn HR, APSCo, DMA Recruitment, GradTouch, Lorien, Memset, Meridian Business Support, Rota, SRS, Synaco, Ten Live Group

Think students know about agriculture? Think again

A UK farming newspaper has launched #ThisIsAgriculture – a campaign aimed at highlighting the agricultural industry as a career destination of choice.

Agriculture, Life sciences 3 March 2020

Ollie & Cameron test out jobs for WorkFit programme

The mother of identical twin boys with Down’s syndrome hopes their starring role in a national film about employment will change people’s outdated attitudes.

28 February 2020

Pilot programme aims to get over-50 jobseekers back to work

Older jobseekers in the Greater Manchester area are to benefit from a pilot programme developing targeted new approaches to help over 50s get back to work.

26 February 2020

FINANCIALS: Revenue falls for Heidrick & Struggles

Global executive search and consulting firm Heidrick & Struggles has seen revenue decline 2.8%, according to the firm’s results for the fourth quarter of the year.

Upstart: Aspire to employment equality in the gym

Colin Cottell looks at the firm getting more people with disabilities working as instructors.

Hospitality/Leisure 13 February 2020

Big talking point: How #EachforEqual are you?

Despite advances in equality and inclusion at work, gender pay gaps and male-dominated boardrooms persist – damaging both equal opportunities and business performance. The recruitment industry can help change that

13 February 2020

Ex-military guaranteed interviews for some government jobs

Military veterans are to guaranteed interviews for some government jobs under a new pilot scheme aimed at boosting their job prospects.

Public sector 10 February 2020

More firms announce new apprenticeships

As National Apprenticeship Week (3-9 February) draws to a close, Recruiter brings readers more UK employers making apprenticeship announcements.

Social care, Hospitality/Leisure 7 February 2020

Employers urged to help channel Apprenticeship Levy funding

Employers have a key role to play in ensuring Apprenticeship Levy funding reaches the sectors and individuals who need it most.

Construction & property 4 February 2020

Snobbery around class not a barrier in recruitment industry

While class snobbery can prove a barrier to candidates securing the right job, the good news is it appears the same cannot be said about the recruitment sector.

Veteran of retail recruitment Craig Vidler dies

Craig Vidler, a 50-year veteran of the retail recruitment sector, has passed away aged 73.

Retail, Charity & not-for-profit 29 January 2020

Project aims to tackle gender/ethnic bias in AI recruitment

Researchers have set their sights on tackling the problem of gender and ethnic bias in recruitment and human resource management as part of a new £1m project.

HR 29 January 2020

Ex-offenders at HMP Barlinnie given dedicated work coaches

Government has announced plans to further enhance a scheme aimed at supporting former prisoners back into work in Scotland.

Public sector, HR 24 January 2020

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 20-24 JANUARY 2020

This week’s contracts and deals include: Grad DNA, Lorien, Nigel Wright, Pearson TalentLens, Resume-Library, Rhino Site Services, Textkernel

Marketing & Sales, Retail 22 January 2020

Jobcentre coaches must tailor local funding to meet special work needs

The UK government is exploring giving Jobcentre work coaches the funding to commission local projects to help get people back into work.

Hospitality/Leisure 21 January 2020
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