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Employment minister says ‘structural challenges’ in labour market must be fixed

A pivotal part of the government’s myriad employment schemes is to fix the “structural challenges” in the labour market, employment minister Miriam (Mims) Davies told Recruiter.

Oil & gas/Energy, Social care 21 October 2020


This week’s appointments include: Flint Hyde, Harvey John, Lily Shippen Secretarial Recruitment, Mercer, New Street Consulting Group, Perkbox, The Portfolio Group, Walter James Group

Retail, Transport & logistics 19 October 2020

Communicating Covid-19 plans to staff and clients

Marta Kalas from Thomson Screening offers steps for creating a Covid-19 specific communications plan for your recruitment business.

Short promoted to CEO Randstad UK & Ireland

Managing director Randstad UK Vicky Short (pictured) has been promoted to CEO for Randstad UK & Ireland from 1 January 2021.

Retail, Public sector 16 October 2020

Recruiters reveal resilience issues in latest UK Recruitment Index

Recruitment firms with £50m+ annual net fee income are confident about their operational resilience but much less so about their organisational resilience.

HR 15 October 2020

Rocket man offers Covid lessons in time and space

Six months of lockdown in space travel has similarities to the current earthly landscape of social and work bubbles.

14 October 2020

On the UK conference trail: REC reports on virtual Conservative Party event

“…because even in the darkest moments we can see the bright future ahead, and we can see how to build it, and we are going to build it together.”

14 October 2020

Non-recruitment non-exec directors join REC board

Four new non-executive directors from outside the recruitment industry have joined the board of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC), following a year-long overhaul of the organisation’s governance.

12 October 2020

CitySprint and Poundland create nearly 2,000 jobs

Job creation news comes today from distribution company CitySprint and retailer Poundland.

Retail, Transport & logistics 12 October 2020


This week’s appointments include: Berry Recruitment,, Bullhorn, Clarion, Cloud International, Personio, The Curve Group, WeLove9am

UK recruitment activity on the rise says Report on Jobs

The latest KPMG and REC’s UK Report on Jobs has found an increase in recruitment activity with the reopening of more parts of the economy.

8 October 2020

Reducing coronavirus transmission rates – we can all do our bit at work

With winter approaching, Jonathan Ratcliffe offers advice on reducing the spread of Covid-19 in our recruitment businesses.

Engineering 7 October 2020

Reskill your consultants to reposition your business, futurist advises recruiters

Recruiters must consider a variety of evolving scenarios as they position their businesses to regain and surpass ground lost in the Covid-19 pandemic, growth coach and futurist Ian Knowlson has advised.

7 October 2020

McGinley Group rebrands and relaunches as MCG Group

Multi-sector specialist recruiter McGinley Group has rebranded and today launched itself as the MCG Group.

Small businesses hit by £2.2bn due to customers going into insolvency

UK small-and-medium-sized businesses have written off £2.2bn in revenue because their customers have become insolvent during the lockdown, a new report suggests.

7 October 2020

Government’s JETS scheme launches to coach jobseekers

A £238m employment programme will see jobseekers offered coaching and advice on moving into “growing sectors”, the government has said.

Public sector 5 October 2020

Staffline companies awarded new and extended contracts

Staffline has won new and extended contracts, the recruitment and training group announced today.

Retail, Public sector 5 October 2020


This week’s appointments include: Granger Reis, Odgers Berndtson, Robert Walters, Stafffinders


This week’s new launches include: reative Mettle Recruitment, Frontline Recruitment, MyKindaFuture, National Grid

Marketing, Oil & gas/Energy 5 October 2020

Get ahead of the competition to find out jobs for the future

Finding a new recruitment niche is taking up a lot of time for recruiters who may have found their sector crippled by the Covid-19 pandemic this year.

2 October 2020

Birmingham 2022’s search for first apprentices begins

Birmingham 2022 has launched its search for the first group of apprentices to work as part of the team delivering the upcoming Commonwealth Games.

Outlook not all gloom and doom post-Covid, says economist

Despite job losses, floundering businesses and Brexit, the economic outlook for the UK over the next 18 months is brighter than some might think.

Retail, Transport & logistics 1 October 2020

Competentia acquires APAC recruitment agency Dare

Global recruiting and workforce management specialist Competentia has acquired Dare, a professional recruitment and contract staffing agency.

Oil & gas/Energy, Engineering 1 October 2020

On the UK conference trail: The REC reports on the Lib Dems digital event

Given all that is happening with Covid-19, one would be forgiven for not being aware that we are now in the middle of the annual Party Conference season!

1 October 2020

Special Report advertorial: How Zodeq can help you to start your own recruitment business

Is now the perfect time to set up your own recruitment business? Zodeq believes it is.

30 September 2020