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The IRP Awards 2019 shortlists

See who has made it on to the shortlists in the individual and company award categories.

17 October 2019

IRP November 2019: Franchise success

Jeremy Neale, managing director at Driver Hire, on finding success as a franchise

Transport & logistics 17 October 2019

IRP November 2019: Nurturing the next generation

Nick Mock, managing director at One Step Recruitment, on nurturing the next generation

Legal update: Good Work Plan - change on the horizon

Following the publication of the Good Work Plan (GWP), the government has set out an ambitious programme of reform to ensure the labour market works for everyone.

Legal, HR 17 October 2019

Big talking point: Working 9-5 isn't the only way to make a living

Despite the benefits of flexible working, roles advertised as such are still limited. Here’s how recruiters can influence change

17 October 2019

New client opportunities slowing

Recruitment Industry Benchmark's new Index.

17 October 2019

The Intelligence: Value of agencies

The value of agencies for temporary workers.

17 October 2019

Hadley's comment: The multiplier effect

The recruitment sector is part of the solution to challenging times, says Tom Hadley, REC director of policy and campaigns.

17 October 2019

The View: Human skills will drive growth

In the future our human skills will drive growth, says Neil Carberry, REC chief executive.

17 October 2019

Learn leadership lessons from top-level sports people

When it comes to creating a high-performance culture that leads to success, businesses have a lot to learn from elite level sport, a conference has heard.

9 October 2019

Lloyds to refuse to hire contractors unless they are on the payroll

Lloyds Banking Group has told its contractors it will no longer engage them unless they move onto PAYE or work through umbrella companies.

Recruiters play down old drinking culture

A boozy night out is increasingly becoming an optional rather than mandatory means of celebrating success in the recruitment sector.

9 October 2019

Perm placements down again but temp billings up slightly

Brexit uncertainty continued to hit hiring activity in September, according to the latest Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) KPMG Report on Jobs.

Retail, Public sector 8 October 2019


This week’s appointments include: Airswift, City Executive Search, Eames Consulting Group, Eden Scott, Fircroft, HRC Recruitment, Jackson Hogg, Randstad, Resource Solutions, Rota, Talent Intuition


This week’s launches include: CV-Library, Euromedica, JVP Group, NCVO

Marketing, Life sciences 7 October 2019

Tories talk toxic politics, Brexit, recalling parliament – and jobs: REC reports from conference

The REC continues its reporting from all the major party conferences. The Conservative Party conference in Manchester is the final one.

3 October 2019

Benefits of working in the Basque Country rather deal with than Brexit

The Basque Country in Spain has launched a bid to attract UK STEM professionals and investors to come and work in the region as the threat of a ‘no deal’ Brexit looms large.

Jobseeking activity down as employees prefer to stay put

Employee confidence in the long-term economic prospects for the UK has declined for a third quarter in a row, according to findings from research and advisory firm Gartner.

27 September 2019

Recruitment bodies call on Parliament to stop state of limbo

Recruitment trade bodies have called on the recalled Parliament to deliver clarity over worker status and stability for UK business.

26 September 2019

Recruiters wrestle with reposting of original content by rivals

Recruiters faced with rivals copying original content they have created to engage candidates should name and shame rather than pursue expensive legal action.

Creative/Digital/Media, Legal 26 September 2019

Are you promotion ready? 10 signs you’re mentally prepared for the next step

Career progression is something nearly all of us yearn for. Megan Crehan asks if you are mentally prepared for promotion

23 September 2019

Govia Thameslink and The Prince’s Trust extend joint training programme

UK rail operator Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) and young people’s charity The Prince’s Trust have extended a joint training programme by a further two years.

Transport & logistics, Engineering 23 September 2019

FINANCIALS: Parity Group results reveal revenue is rising

Parity Group has seen revenue climb 3% year-on-year, according to half-year results for the six months ended 30 June 2019.

Public sector, Marketing 20 September 2019

The Intelligence: Building confidence in the economy

Britain’s £35bn recruitment industry is at the heart of prosperity and the flexible jobs market is a key strength.

19 September 2019

Hadley's comment: The final countdown

Tom Hadley, REC director of policy and campaigns, asks if recruiters are ready for the challenges and opportunities of Brexit

19 September 2019

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