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Major Players acquires Gemini People

Creative, digital and tech recruiters Major Players has acquired creative, digital and PR recruiter Gemini People for an undisclosed sum.

Forget the Friday feeling – get that job ad up on Monday

Recruiters who post their jobs online at the end of the working week would be better off waiting until Monday or Tuesday morning, according to a new report by talent attraction consultancy Wave.

18 February 2020

Lady Sanity is a natural fit for SF Recruitment

Midlands-based SF Recruitment is the latest recruiter to turn to the world of music to promote their hardworking consultants.

18 February 2020

UK unemployment remaining low but job vacancies rising

The UK’s unemployment rate has remained at 3.8% – its joint lowest level since early 1975, according to official figures.

18 February 2020

FINANCIALS: PageGroup posts slight fall in profits

PageGroup has posted a marginal decline gross profit year-on-year, according to a trading update for Q4 and full year 2019.

Financials 18 February 2020

APPOINTMENTS: 17-21 FEBRUARY 2020

This week’s appointments include: iMultiply, Stanton House, Talent

Don’t judge candidates on their appearance as research shows Gen Z feel discriminated

Judging a candidate or colleague by their appearance runs the risk of consultant and agency bosses alike being brought before a tribunal.

Legislation 17 February 2020

Recruiters make up nearly 1 in 10 of Sunday Times International Track 200

Nineteen recruiters feature among this year’s Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200, six more than appeared in last year’s list.

17 February 2020

Monzo and Johnnie Walker look to recruit hundreds of new staff

Monzo is to relaunch its paid-for accounts and is seeking to grow its headcount by 500.

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 17-21 FEBRUARY 2020

This week’s contracts and deals include: The Fedcap Group

NEW TO THE MARKET: 17-21 FEBRUARY 2020

This week’s launches include: Camino Partners, Stanton House, Vantage Consulting

Quarter of million contractors could walk off projects

The government is running the risk of around 250,000 contractors downing tools and leaving their clients in disarray.

Legislation 14 February 2020

GLAA revokes licence of Southampton-based recruiter

The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) has revoked the licence of a Southampton-based recruitment agency with immediate effect.

Love Island door opens to another recruit(er)

When one door closes, another one opens, so they say, and this is especially true of recruitment’s representatives on ITV2’s hit show Love Island.

Lighter Side 14 February 2020

FINANCIALS: Kelly Services’ revenue down 5%

Global recruiter Kelly Services has seen revenue decline 5.4% year-on-year, according to results for the fourth quarter of 2019.

Waive fees to help agency workers out of poverty

Recruiters should waive the ‘temp to perm’ fee in order to help temporary agency workers move on in their career, a recruiter has suggested.

13 February 2020

Social recruiting March 2020

Whether you've been volunteering, fundraising or raising awareness, you’ve been a busy bunch since the last Recruiter

Speeding up pre-selection

Retorio sorts out the right candidates.

13 February 2020

Employment enforcement tsar calls on government to address workers’ wrongly labelled status

The UK’s interim director of labour market enforcement has called on government to address the thorny issue of employment status in its forthcoming Employment Bill.

Third of contractors set to quit when IR35 rolls out in private sector

Around a third of freelancers say they’ll stop contracting in the UK due to IR35 changes set to be rolled out in the private sector in April.

Legislation 13 February 2020

Recruiters split over calling time on daylight hours

Recruiters are divided over whether government should align with EU countries in extending daylight hours in summer.

Legislation 13 February 2020

Start-up of the Month: J&J Recruitment

Experienced driving recruiter Joanne Davies and industrial & commercial recruiter Joe Ebsworth have joined forces to launch logistics and warehousing perm staffing specialist J&J Recruitment Services.

Shape up, then ship out

Recruiters thinking of selling up should make sure they are dispensible, recruiters have heard.

13 February 2020

Are you our first sustainable award winner?

Honours for recruiters who have made a commitment to sustainability have been added to the arsenal of Recruiter Awards for 2020.

13 February 2020

Contractors call time on PSCs due to IR35 changes

Limited company contractors are saying ‘enough is enough’ as they call time on their personal service companies (PSCs), according to an insolvency practitioner who works in the contractor sector.

13 February 2020
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