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Better candidate experience tops employers’ wish list for 2021

Improving candidate experience has emerged as the top priority for most in-house recruiters/employers in 2021, according to ‘The State of Recruitment in 2021 Employers Report’ conducted by Talent Nexus.

13 April 2021

Blackfinch Ventures investment in Candidate.ID tops £1.3m

Venture capital firm Blackfinch Ventures has invested £700k into recruitment software developer Candidate.ID, a year after investing an initial £630k into the firm.

IT/Telecoms, HR 13 April 2021

Roadmap out of lockdown lifts hiring activity in March, says Report on Jobs

The easing of lockdown measures in the UK have triggered a marked improvement in recruitment activity in March.

9 April 2021

Recruiters, time to recognise your work and celebrate your day!

Recruiters – your special day is next week! How will you celebrate International Recruiters Day on Thursday, 8 April?

1 April 2021

EdTech specialist Multiverse launches data degree-level apprenticeships

Multiverse, an EdTech start-up offering an alternative to university and corporate training through apprenticeships, has launched a degree-level apprenticeship in partnership with New College of the Humanities (NCH).

APPOINTMENTS: 29 MARCH-2 APRIL 2021

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

Sales, Social care 29 March 2021

Ex-Arcadia staff re-employed at vaccine site in Workington

Former Arcadia staff are being offered work in a new Covid-19 vaccine site at a former Topshop store in Workington, North-West England.

Retail, Healthcare/Medical 24 March 2021

Recruiters step up to help economic recovery

A recruitment industry survey shows how recruiters are stepping up during the Covid crisis.

23 March 2021

Looking for ‘well-stocked minds’ in future candidates

What characteristics should employers look for when they are hiring in the future to successfully navigate business change?

Editor's Leader Mar/Apr 2021

The recruitment industry is jam-packed full of colourful characters.

23 March 2021

Special Report - Technology 2021: Remote recruiting

Hiring in a lockdown has meant recruiters mus be open to new ways of taking on candidates they may not have met in person. Sue Weekes investigates

23 March 2021

Special Report - Technology 2021: Perspectives on the 'new normal'

The pandemic has changed how and where recruiters work, with an increased reliance on technology. Here are three viewpoints of recruitment tech’s ‘new normal’

23 March 2021

Viewpoint: A risky business?

Think carefully about offering IR35 support services

23 March 2021

Insight: Dealing with upheaval

Businesses have been going through turbulent times. So how do you implement change in an era of ‘change fatigue’?

23 March 2021

HMRC highlights employment-based avoidance schemes for contractors and agency workers

An updated version of a tax avoidance report from Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) accuses promoters of such schemes of targeting NHS workers who went back to work in the Covid-19 crisis, as the market has “decisively shifted” to focus on middle-income workers and employment-related remuneration instead of on high-income individuals and investment offerings.

22 March 2021

AMS in four-year partnership with Australian Toll Group

Total workforce solutions firm AMS has agreed a four-year partnership with Toll Group, an Australian transportation and logistics company with operations in road, rail, sea, air and warehousing.

Transport & logistics 22 March 2021

Move workers around to increase creativity, says research

Moving employees around in different roles within a company can boost innovation.

17 March 2021

REC finds ‘no evidence of wrongdoing’ by Adecco and PMP Recruitment at Amazon sites

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) said it has “found no evidence of wrongdoing” by recruiters Adecco and PMP Recruitment in connection with allegations of poor treatment of workers at Amazon sites in the UK.

Retail, Transport & logistics 10 March 2021

APPOINTMENTS: 8-12 MARCH 2021

This week’s appointments include: Harvey Nash, SRI, TalentTech, The Jockey Club

Spring Budget expected to show businesses road to recovery

Pre-Budget news reports say that an extension to the furlough scheme, a rise in corporation tax, a new round of grants for the self-employed and a £5bn fund to help hospitality and retail outlets are among the provisions anticipated for the Spring Budget, set to be announced this afternoon.

Retail, Hospitality/Leisure 3 March 2021

NPAworldwide predicts global bounce-back in next six months

Results of a twice-annual business barometer survey conducted by global recruitment network NPAworldwide suggest that market conditions could be ripe for improvement around the world in the next 180 days.

Firms can pay deferred VAT in smaller instalments, says HMRC

Businesses that deferred VAT payments between March and June 2020 under the VAT Payment Deferral Scheme can now join the scheme to pay it in smaller monthly instalments, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) announced today.

23 February 2021

REC to seek more details from Adecco and PMP Recruitment over Amazon allegations

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) said today [22 February 2021] that they will be seeking “further detail” from PMP Recruitment and Adecco about alleged poor working conditions and contracts for agency workers at online retail giant Amazon.

Retail, Transport & logistics 22 February 2021

Campaign to open up hospitality spaces for remote workers

A campaign is underway to convince UK leaders to allow hospitality venues to reopen as a base for remote workers.

Hospitality/Leisure 22 February 2021

Tribepad partners with IPC Europe to find talent for Subway

Enterprise talent acquisition software provider Tribepad has announced a new partnership with the provider of purchasing and support services to 4,500 Subway franchisees across Europe.

Retail, IT/Telecoms 22 February 2021
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