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Employers overlook training for contingent workers

UK employers are overlooking the training needs of contingent workers, according to global skills organisation City & Guilds Group.

5 September 2019

Most annoying colleagues tend to be called ‘Sue’ or ‘John’

Are you annoyed by a ‘Sue’ or a ‘John’ at your agency? You’re not on your own, if research from Instaprint is anything to go by.

2 September 2019

Recruiters face having to invest in technology that cuts access to email

Recruiters may have to invest in technology that automatically cuts staff access to email should Ireland introduce rules granting workers the right to switch off from work-related emails outside office hours.

27 August 2019

Canine colleagues brighten up recruiters’ offices

As it’s Bring Your Dog to Work Day, Recruiter is showcasing some of the canine consultants lifting the spirits of staff at agencies across the country including a ‘top dog’, a ‘chief slobberation officer’ and a trio of ‘chief barketing officers’.

21 June 2019

Is our health paying the price for flexibility?

In the latest article on the future of the workplace, Lenna Thompson, associate director for Broster Buchanan Talent Solutions, says the wellbeing and mental health of employees cannot be ignored.

HR 25 March 2019

Sponsored: Who’s leading the way in ensuring disabled talent is fulfilled at work?

In these times of economic and political instability, now more than ever before we need to hear from business leaders who continue to lead the way within their organisations and have made a real impact in the lives of disabled people

Marketing 25 March 2019

International Women’s Day: women urge industry to embrace flexible working

The recruitment agency sector has been urged to up its game in embracing flexible working this International Women’s Day.

8 March 2019

Recruiters see benefits of their staff taking full lunch break

The adage made famous in the 1987 film Wall Street that ‘lunch is for wimps’ doesn’t appear to hold true in the recruitment sector.

8 February 2019

Recruiters warned of potential liability even when party moves off-site

Recruiters who plan to enjoy the holiday season with colleagues at a party or two should take a tip from a recent court case that suggests the party isn’t necessarily over even when off-site or out of the formal work environment.

13 December 2018

Men’s heightened Brexit risk in industrial occupations

Men working in process, plant and machinery operative occupations are likely to be the group hit hardest in the UK labour market as a result of new trade barriers following Brexit.

Has the time come for a four-day working week?

The introduction of a four-day working week could have unintended adverse implications for recruiters, employers and workers alike, lawyers have warned.

Retail, HR 11 September 2018

Unemployment low but job creation ‘ponderous’

The UK’s unemployment rate has remained at its lowest level for more than four decades, according to official data.

11 September 2018

Retail recruiters optimistic despite high street doom and gloom

The UK high street has suffered in recent months, with a string of closures of well-known retailers, and others struggling to survive.

Retail 20 April 2018

Don’t always look on the bright side (of personality)

At a job interview, candidates try to present the best image of themselves.

HR 16 April 2018

Wiser named as best small recruitment company to work for

Wiser, based in Farringdon, London, leads a list of 24 recruiters ranked in The Sunday Times ‘Best 100 Small Companies to Work For’ 2018.

23 February 2018

It’s the Year of the (recruitment) Dog!

It’s Chinese New Year and this year it’s the year of the dog. To mark this auspicious occasion Recruiter spoke with agencies that can call upon canine consultants.

16 February 2018

Recruitment sector good career option for perks

Thinking of changing jobs this New Year? Well, the good news is recruitment is in the top sector for workplace perks.

Rec-to-rec, HR 4 January 2018

Recruiting wellness

How to use wellness to maximise peak performance at work.

30 October 2017

Rules to stop recruiter banter turning into sexual harassment

Recruiters have been warned to ensure they have the right training and procedures in place to guard against banter on the sales floor escalating into sexual harassment and tribunals.

25 October 2017

G7 countries vow to help workers as labour markets change

G7 employment ministers have agreed to do more to improve worker employability as labour market demands change.

2 October 2017

Blog: REC reports from Lib Dem Conference

Zero-hour contracts, gender equality, the government’s approach to skills development and Brexit were all hot button topics at this week’s Lib Dem conference.

22 September 2017

App provides tips for tackling smelly colleagues

Struggling to work with a pongy pal at your agency? Fear not! Recruiter could have the solution for you.

24 August 2017

Opus holiday home boosts recruiter up top 20 company list for perks

A rather unusual incentive offered by Opus Professional Services has seen the recruiter feature in a list of companies offering the best benefits.

HR 18 August 2017

Flexible working for all a great idea in an ideal world, say recruiters

Although broadly supportive, recruiters have questioned the practicalities of a recommendation by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).

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Flexible workspace freedom

Recruiters are big users of shared workspaces, enjoying the flexibility they offer. Colin Cottell and Greg Pitcher investigate

19 July 2017

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