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Look inside your own organisation to find purple squirrels

Recruiters should identify the critical skills their organisation needs so they can pinpoint the ‘purple squirrels’ required to fill these roles both now and in the future.

Engineering, IT/Telecoms 14 June 2019

Fish producer heralds new dawn for work placements

One of the UK’s largest producers of fish and seafood has taken on all of the young people supplied to it in the past year by a work-placement charity.

Overqualified candidates might be valuable talent source

Recruiters have been urged not to miss out on valuable talent pools by refusing to even consider seemingly overqualified candidates for jobs.

30 April 2019

Management or culture: which is best?

Is it more important to get the management or the culture of an organisation right? It’s a case of neither and both, says Matt Frost.

HR 3 April 2019

No surprise hiring sentiment is down, reveals JobsOutlook survey

Plummeting hiring confidence among employers is no surprise, according to the CEO of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation.

Public sector, Social care 27 March 2019

Companies accelerate use of tech and digital recruitment to compete for talent

UK firms are turning to new technologies to deliver a better candidate experience and attract the best talent.

IT/Telecoms, HR 27 March 2019

Unions launch passport to support disabled people in work

The TUC and the GMB union have launched a new disability passport to help disabled people, who find themselves out of work or switch employers, access support they need.

25 February 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

Report finds the UK top of M&A deals globally in recruitment sector

Brexit uncertainty has failed to put a dampener on M&A activity in the recruitment sector, with the UK ranked number one globally for M&A transactions in 2018, according to a new report.

7 February 2019

Pimento offers marketing agencies chance to put staff on transfer loan

A virtual recruitment agency has hit upon an innovative way of enabling marketing professionals to swap marketing agency but subsequently return to their employer.

Marketing, HR 6 February 2019

Four-point action plan for hard/no-deal Brexit

Winston Green, partner at Irwin Mitchell, outlines key issues that could affect recruitment businesses in the case of a hard/no-deal Brexit.

Legal 24 January 2019

Jobs ad parodying the PM attracts millions of views

A London-based production company has produced a jobs ad involving the Prime Minister that has gone viral.

Dutch mystery guests aim to name and shame discriminatory recruitment

The Dutch capital city of Amsterdam plans to launch a new initiative that uses ‘mystery guests’ to identify companies guilty of discrimination when recruiting staff.

HR 17 January 2019
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Gaining the benefits edge

Making your company stand out from others is key to attracting top talent. Colin Cottell looks into the benefits of benefits

14 November 2018
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Upstart: I get knocked down, but I get up again

Career Bureau’s Andrew McGeorge (above, right) is recruitment’s very own Rocky Balboa...

14 November 2018

UK government leads countries to tackle modern slavery in the supply chain

The US, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and the UK have developed a set of principles for nations to adopt in a bid to tackle modern slavery in global supply chains.

26 September 2018

Sell candidates the personal experience, not company history

Recruiters should resist inundating candidates with information about their company and focus on what it’s like for employees working there, delegates at global research and advisory firm Gartner’s ReimagineHR Summit 2018 have been told.

6 September 2018

Women not quite on board to reach government target

While making some progress, Britain’s company boards have some way to go to meet the government’s 33% target for women appointed by 2020.

28 June 2018

Recruiters slam FTSE firms’ excuses over women board appointments

Recruiters have slammed excuses offered up by bosses for not appointing women to FTSE 350 company boards.

Executive search 31 May 2018

Social media exit won’t hit recruitment, says Wetherspoons

Wetherspoons doesn’t think it will regret removing social media from its recruitment marketing mix.

18 April 2018
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Blockchain technology: New kid on the block

The application of blockchain technology in recruitment is only in its infancy, but many believe it is just a matter of time before it drives real change in the industry.

16 April 2018
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Leaving London: Are workers really abandoning the capital?

It’s a no-brainer for many people in their 30s and 40s looking to start or grow a family.

16 April 2018

Australian ‘Anglo Saxon’ job ad taken down

An Australian telecommunications company has taken down a job advert for a retail consultant role expressing a preference for ‘Anglo Saxon’ applicants.

Retail, IT/Telecoms 13 April 2018

Employers still uncertain about hiring, says JobsOutlook

Employer confidence in the UK economy is showing no signs of improvement, according to the latest ‘JobsOutlook’ survey by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC).

28 March 2018

Sponsored: Why is PEO growing in popularity?

Luke Shannon-Little, MD of Ship Shape Pay explains what’s behind the success of PEO 

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