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End of furlough will see redundancies in one in five firms

The tapering-off of the government’s job furlough initiative will see one in five firms – or 20% – let staff go, according to the British Chamber of Commerce.

2 August 2021

Nine time higher UK recruiter jobs on LinkedIn compared to last year

Nine times more UK recruiter jobs have been posted on professional network LinkedIn in June this year, compared to the same period last year, the online network is reporting.

2 August 2021

HMRC slaps tax fine on Home Office for wrong IR35 assessments

HM Revenue & Customs has been busy dishing out penalties for unpaid tax due to wrong off-payroll workers’ status.

Public sector 30 July 2021

TUC wrong to ban umbrellas, still a place for ethical firms

Continuing malpractice by some umbrella companies is HM Revenue & Customs’ failure to stamp it out.

Legislation 30 July 2021

Challenge-trg Group acquires Twenty20 Capital’s PMP Recruitment

Challenge-trg Group has acquired PMP Recruitment from investment house Twenty20 Capital for an undisclosed figure, bringing group revenues to over £750m.

TUC calls for umbrella company ban

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has called for the government to ban the use of umbrella companies to employ agency workers, The Guardian has reported today (29 July 2021).

29 July 2021

Purpose-led organisations may have to sacrifice early wins to attract talent

Building and sustaining a truly purpose-led organisation that attracts the right talent can mean “giving something up in the short term”, such as revenues.

29 July 2021

House of HR firm Cohedron acquires Vanberkel Professionals

House of HR’s Dutch service provider Cohedron is to acquire consultancy firm Vanberkel Professionals.

Ryanair soars with cabin crew recruitment drive

No-frills airline Ryanair has announced a major recruitment drive for cabin crew for its UK bases, as the carrier recovers and rebuilds from the Covid-19 pandemic.

FINANCIALS: Staffline expects revenues and GP to increase

Recruitment and training group Staffline expects its H1 2021 revenues to reach £450.7m, an increase of 4.7% from the same period last year.

DWP owes £88m in off-payroll errors due to HMRC CEST

The Department for Work and Pensions has found itself owing HM Revenue & Customs nearly £88m for “historic errors” in assessing tax liability for DWP off-payroll workers over the period 2017-21.

FINANCIALS: Group revenues up for Adecco

Adecco is reporting “significant revenue improvement” and strong margin performance in its Q2 2021 financial results, announced today (28 July 2021).

Financials 28 July 2021

CitySprint recruits 600 couriers, carwow headhunts 50

UK same day distribution company CitySprint is looking for an extra 600 couriers, with the business focusing primarily on couriers with small and large vans.

NEW TO THE MARKET: 26-30 JULY 2021

This week’s new launches include: Competex Pro, Definia, Investigo Consulting

FINANCIALS: Positive momentum across all Randstad geographies

Group revenue for global recruiter Randstad in 2021’s second quarter surpassed 2019 levels.

Financials 27 July 2021

FINANCIALS: Robert Walters announces ‘record’ first-half performance

Global recruitment firm Robert Walters has experienced a “record” first-half performance to the half-year ended 30 June 2021, delivering a four-fold increase in pre-tax profits year-on-year.

Financials 27 July 2021

Labour Party plans to create single ‘worker’ status

Labour has announced plans to give people security in employment with the creation of a single ‘worker’ status.

Legislation 27 July 2021

Former manager at Leeds exec search firm jailed for money laundering

A former operations manager at a Leeds executive search firm has been jailed for almost three years after being convicted of trying to smuggle almost £2m out of the UK in her suitcases.

PeopleExecutive search 27 July 2021

Share your recruitment values to create a new culture

Recruiters are invited to help create a recruitment culture to meet the needs of today’s consultants.

27 July 2021

Global exec search firm SRI acquires Marquee Search

Global executive search and consulting firm SRI has acquired Marquee Search, an executive search firm operating in the sport sector.

FINANCIALS: Heidrick & Struggles reveals record revenue

Heidrick & Struggles International, a global provider of executive search and leadership advisory services, has posted record net revenue in its second quarter ended 30 June 2021.

APPOINTMENTS: 26-30 JULY 2021

This week’s appointments include: Fusion Risk Management, Personio, Realm Recruit, The MCG Group

PeopleLegal, IT/Telecoms 27 July 2021

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 26-30 JULY 2021

This week’s new contracts & deals include: Bishopsgate Financial, CubeMatch, eQuality Solutions Group, Permanent & Locum Hire, WaveTrackR, Xpress Recruitment

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 19-23 JULY 2021

This week’s new contracts & deals include: Capita, CV-Library, Firefish

Investing in talent pays off, says Gartner

Organisations that balanced workforce costs savings with targeted talent investments outpaced others that solely focused on cost reduction.

20 July 2021
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