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South-East Asia employers will need to recalibrate their talent needs

As economies in South-East Asia slowly reopen after the peak of coronavirus in the region, organisations should look beyond their current short-term cost reduction measures.

Executive search 26 June 2020

Boost for logistics sector as DPD recruits 6,000 staff

Logistics and delivery firm DPD is recruiting 6,000 new staff, in response to an unprecedented boom in online shopping caused by Covid-19.

PM serves up good news for hospitality recruitment

The reopening of England’s restaurants and pubs from 4 July has been hailed as “brilliant” by one hospitality recruiter. 

Hospitality/Leisure 25 June 2020

Key outcomes of coronavirus furlough scheme revealed

The first release of official statistics on the furlough initiative was issued yesterday [11 June 2020].

Retail 12 June 2020

Opportunities for new deal for recruitment post-pandemic

Business owners must “be open to everything” in the post Covid-19 workplace, says a recruitment firm CEO.

HR 11 June 2020

Recruitment continues to show sharp drops across most sectors

Recruitment activity in May continued to feel the dampening effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the KPMG and REC ‘UK Report on Jobs’.

5 June 2020

New challenges for workers mourning colleague during lockdown

The death of a work colleague during lockdown may bring on additional challenges to experiencing and expressing grief, according to the British Psychological Society (BPS).

4 June 2020

The latest Recruiter issue is out and up online

It’s 1 June – time to pick up your brand-new issue of Recruiter!

1 June 2020


This week’s new contracts & deals include: Acorn Rail, Wagestream

DWP's job portal is free-to-post

Employment minister Mims Davies is calling on employers to advertise their job vacancies at no cost on a recently launched portal.

29 May 2020

Lockdown conditions brings opportunities for recruiters

The “flood gates have opened” – and clients who previously demanded that their staff needed to be in the official office full time are becoming “more relaxed, more comfortable” in the virtual world even with onboarding and security processes, according to Wendy Merricks, CEO/founder of UK-based Jumar Solutions.

21 May 2020

The finances of WFH

Nimesh Shah discusses the financial implications of working from home under the Covid-19 lockdown.

21 May 2020

Viewpoint: Survive, and then survive

Finding your way in a volatile future

21 May 2020

SME employers can claim coronavirus-related SSP from HMRC

A new online service will launch for small and medium-sized employers to recover Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) payments they have made to their employees, the government has announced today.

19 May 2020

Government clarifies questions around holiday pay for temps

Questions around holiday pay accrual for furloughed temporary workers have been clarified by the government.

14 May 2020

Three recruitment giants create guide to help people back to work

Recruitment giants Adecco, Randstad and ManpowerGroup have joined forces in a global alliance to create the ‘UK and Ireland Safely Back to Work’ guide.

14 May 2020

Conditions deteriorate sharply, says latest REC jobs report

As businesses put their recruitment plans on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the latest ‘Report on Jobs’ pointed to a sharp deterioration in conditions across the UK jobs market.

Predictions for what the socially distanced workplace will look like

Lift capacity may be limited to one person, all office food may have to be pre-packaged and automatic activation could replace touching.

4 May 2020

Recruitment guru highlights change in hiring practices in new environment

In the new employment environment following the Covid-19 pandemic, key talent attraction factors will change to an emphasis around health and virus protection benefits, recruitment guru Dr John Sullivan has predicted.

30 April 2020

How do different personality types respond to social distancing?

Different personalities are coping in different ways during lockdown, says John Hackston.

29 April 2020

Campaign launches to Keep Britain Working during Covid-19 crisis

Keep Britain Working has been launched to support businesses and workers during the coronavirus crisis.

20 April 2020

HR experts offer recommendations following extended UK lockdown

The UK lockdown has been extended by three weeks – how will you and your business cope?

17 April 2020

Viewpoint: CBIL - offering a helping hand

Even with the CBIL scheme, good financials are still paramount.

17 April 2020

Government announces two new measures to support businesses affected by Covid-19

UK government has announced new provisions for supporting businesses and individuals affected by the pandemic currently gripping the world.

16 April 2020

IES puts forward ‘Cobra’-style plan to get UK back on its feet post-Covid-19

A full recovery from a steep drop in employment because of the Covid-19 crisis “will take years rather than months”, the Institute for Employment Studies (IES) has predicted in a new report.

9 April 2020