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Advice to recruiters on furloughing employees

Following the government’s announcement to furlough employees and pay up to 80% of their wages, employment lawyer Emma Swan outlines how employees can introduce the job retention scheme, whilst fitting with existing employment contracts.

Legal, HR 30 March 2020

GDPR compliance for recruiters still holds true at home

Recruiters will still need to comply with GDPR during the coronavirus pandemic.

30 March 2020


This week’s appointments include: Two Rivers Recruitment


This week’s contracts and deals include:, Primary Care Recruitment, Social Republic, Strallen

Public sector, Social care 30 March 2020

REC JobsOutlook report shows knock-on effects of coronavirus crisis

New data from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) collected between 2 March and 20 March shows that the coronavirus crisis hit employers hard in the first part of the UK slowdown to fight the virus.

27 March 2020

McCarthy-Booth remains on board after MBO

Kate McCarthy-Booth isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, following her decision to sell the agency she founded 15 years ago to her management team.

Executive search, HR 26 March 2020

Recruiter Awards 2020 rescheduled, shortlist revealed later!

The wait is over – the shortlist for the Recruiter Awards 2020 will be revealed later today.

25 March 2020

FINANCIALS: Staffline reveals mixed fortunes due to pandemic

Staffline is encountering mixed fortunes as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Retail, Transport & logistics 25 March 2020

Home working could be new normal post-pandemic

Millions of workers are experiencing home working for the very first time due to lockdown, new data from the Office for National Statistics suggests.

25 March 2020

Surge as jobseekers search for key worker roles

Job searches for key worker roles in the driving, retail and hospitality sectors have surged, according to data from job board CV-Library.

Retail, Social care 24 March 2020

APSCo warns against recruiters taking financial advantage during ‘national crisis’

The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) has warned its members not to take financial advantage of the “national crisis” facing the country by hiking up charge rates.

20 March 2020

Recruiters find ways to maintain staff morale at home

With many recruiters being forced to work from home, many for the first time because of coronavirus, companies are turning to innovative ways to maintain their staff’s morale.

20 March 2020

Firms extend free offers to mitigate coronavirus effects

Companies in the recruitment sector are extending free offers to mitigate the effects of coronavirus on businesses, candidates and freelancers.

19 March 2020

Recruiters face up to the new ways of recruiting

As the effects of the coronavirus pandemic spread around the world, recruiters in a range of countries are facing up to difficult choices.

19 March 2020

Silver linings on the coronavirus cloud

Amidst the havoc being wreaked on the economy by the coronavirus pandemic, there are snippets of good news.

Graduate recruiters turn to technology as Covid-19 begins to bite

Graduate recruiters are turning to technology to help to mitigate the effects of the coronavirus, according to a leading graduate recruiter.

Financial control and cash key to recruiters getting through coronavirus crisis

Strong financial controls will be the key to recruiters surviving the coronavirus outbreak, according to a recruitment industry analyst and long-time observer of the industry.

17 March 2020

Coronavirus tops risk list in global supply chains report

Tackling the global outbreak of coronavirus tops the list of trends and risks affecting global supply chains in the year ahead, says a new report.

Retail, Transport & logistics 17 March 2020

Sanctuary Personnel’s James Rook calls for unity to support NHS and care homes

As the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise, a leading health and care recruiter has called on recruiters to work together to support the NHS and care homes.

Public sector, Social care 16 March 2020

FINANCIALS: SThree flags potential impact of coronavirus but delivers robust net fee performance

Against the backdrop of “increasing global macro-economic uncertainties and challenges”, the CEO of international STEM recruiters SThree has flagged up the threat of the coronavirus to the company’s business.

Life sciences, Engineering 16 March 2020

Recruiters discredit government guidance on NHS avoiding use of agency staff

Two NHS doctors-turned-recruiters have warned it would be “virtually impossible” for NHS Trusts to treat coronavirus cases without using bank or agency staff.

Start-up of the Month: Douglas John Recruitment

With an increasing number of recruiters recognising the benefits of flexible working, Lorraine Douglas has launched Douglas John Recruitment, a rec-to-rec agency with a difference.

Rec-to-rec 12 March 2020

Upstart: Bumpy road ahead but Sonder drives support

Colin Cottell investigates what one company is doing to help the shortage of van drivers.

Transport & logistics 12 March 2020

Fair warning on IR35 preparation

Is the new Chancellor’s statement about IR35 an appeasement or a pitiful response? Colin Cottell investigates

12 March 2020

Penny Streeter: Growing ambition

The founder of healthcare recruitment group A24 has taken on one of the largest historic renovation projects in the UK. Vanessa Townsend went to meet her to find out more

Retail, Hospitality/Leisure 12 March 2020