Your recruitment business

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

GLAA temporary licensing scheme ends

A temporary licensing scheme launched by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) in March to meet a predicted urgent demand will end this week.


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

Getting to grips with three enemies of efficiency in your recruitment business

Marieta Bencheva ask how recently processes been reviewed in your recruitment business and highlights three inefficiencies to watch out for.

28 May 2020

Learn at home

Make the most of lockdown with an REC online course

21 May 2020

Behind the scenes with recruiters on the front line

Ciara Campbell, Head of Healthcare, MPA Recruitment in Northern Ireland, on lessons from the Covid-19 crisis

21 May 2020

Want to be your own boss?

Where do you see yourself in 10 years’ time? Recruitment is a versatile industry, so you’ll never be short of options – including setting up your own business. 

21 May 2020

Legal update: What to consider when you have to make redundancies

When the economy was paused, the Coronavirus Jobs Retention Scheme was introduced to save jobs and businesses by covering 80% of the wages of furloughed staff.

21 May 2020

Big talking point: Life after lockdown

What will change about how we work after the Covid-19 pandemic? And what role will recruiters play in helping to rebuild our businesses?

21 May 2020

The intelligence: Major trends to watch as the labour market recovers

The coronavirus pandemic has had an enormous and rapid impact on the jobs market. As we think about recovery, it’s important to look at the trends and ask what these mean for how we work in the coming months. 

21 May 2020

New normal priorities

Sophie Wingfield, Head of Policy at the REC, outlines the top post-crisis challenges 

21 May 2020

The View: Neil Carberry

Recruiters have a key role in the post-Covid-19 recovery, says Neil Carberry, REC Chief Executive

21 May 2020

Recruitment industry steps up to the Covid-19 challenge

Covid-19 has tested the resolve and resilience of recruiters across the country. Despite the biggest crash in demand for staff in the 22-year history of the Report on Jobs, the recruitment industry has stepped up and demonstrated the transformative role it plays across the country in good times and in bad. 

21 May 2020

Industry’s wealthiest make the Rich List

Recruitment has paid off well for recruiters, investors in recruitment businesses and suppliers to the industry, according to The Sunday Times Rich List 2020.

21 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

Consilium Recruit helps Electroflight source engineering specialists

Midlands recruitment company Consilium Recruit has signed a two-year deal with pioneering technology specialist Electroflight to source specialists in the emerging battery-powered aerospace industry.

The finances of WFH

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

21 May 2020

Soundbites June/July 2020

What is the biggest lesson you have learned so far from the coronavirus pandemic?

21 May 2020

Viewpoint: Survive, and then survive

Finding your way in a volatile future

21 May 2020

Virtual careers fairs

Don't stand so close to me!

21 May 2020

The Workplace: June/July 2020

The world has been turned upside down overnight... in a quite astonishing way. As a sector, 2019 was a record year for recruitment and most businesses within it. 

21 May 2020

Bring on the brilliance: Agencies improve Covid-19 schemes

Leading staffing companies are improving the government schemes for their staff and temps

21 May 2020

Ask the expert: June/July 2020

The pandemic will result in a pretty horrific second quarter for many recruitment companies. 

21 May 2020

Start-up Spotlight: Pineapple Recruitment

With Covid-19 still a live and present danger, launching a brand-new recruitment agency might not appear to be the most obvious, or indeed sensible, thing to do.

21 May 2020

Covid-19 extends briefing to appointment time for recruiters

The latest findings from the latest Recruitment Sector Barometer.