Survey highlights recruiters’ priorities post-pandemic

Winning new business is the top priority for most recruiters as recovery efforts have continued apace following nearly six months of disruption due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a new survey by recruitment marketing firm Talent Nexus.

16 September 2020

Government hints at jobs help when furlough ends

Speculation is growing that a new jobs programme is being planned by the government in the face of continuing calls for a successor to the employee furlough initiative that ends in October, following comments made on Tuesday (15 September 2020) by chancellor Rishi Sunak and employment minister Mims Davies (pictured).

16 September 2020

New to the Market – 16 September

Recruiters can benefit from technology launches

16 September 2020

Survey highlights extent of shrinking job market

An August survey of in-house recruiters has shown that 69% of employers have fewer roles to recruit for in comparison with the state of play before the Covid-19 pandemic.

15 September 2020

Yorkshire face mask manufacturer grows team to cope with demand

Although there has been worrying news today about rising UK unemployment stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic between May and July, the health crisis is creating new jobs at a Yorkshire manufacturer.

15 September 2020

Private equity firm invests millions in Caroo platform

Manchester-based recruitment platform Caroo has received a multi-million pound investment from Optimise Capital.

Financials 15 September 2020

Realm Recruit welcomes legal experts to its team

Specialist legal recruitment consultant Realm Recruit has welcomed three new experts to its team. Rebecca Blundell, George Molyneux Buckley and Cameran Waite have joined the company directly from competitor businesses, a statement from Realm said. 

15 September 2020

CBI head warns of ‘Darwinian moment’ for business

CBI director-general Dame Carolyn Fairbairn has termed the Covid pandemic recovery “a Darwinian moment” for UK business, with “winners and losers drawn very sharply”, in the opening keynote speech at the Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s REC 2020 conference on 8 September.

9 September 2020

Reality show beckons for Sure Group head

The founder and managing director of recruitment firm the Sure Group, Charles Draper, will take part in a reality show where participants accept the mission of changing the world in a four-day challenge.

People 9 September 2020

Tech agency demands IT skills from its consultants

A new niche IT recruitment agency that requires its consultants to learn to code, and take courses relevant to the jobs they are hiring for, has been launched in London.

9 September 2020

Bigger role for Stone Point Capital at Bullhorn

Recruiting software firm Bullhorn has announced that Stone Point Capital is to become the lead investor for its next phase of growth. At the same time, according to Bullhorn, Insight Partners and Genstar will remain investors in the business.

Financials 9 September 2020

IT posts lead the way as vacancy levels begin to rise again

Technology workers in Cambridge are the most in-demand workers in the UK at the moment, with Guildford in Surrey also having more jobs available than jobseekers, according to job search engine Adzuna.

7 September 2020

Workr Solutions expands to manage more back-office functions

International employment services provider Workr Group has acquired Easypay Services, a Leeds-based company providing funding and back-office services to recruitment agencies.

7 September 2020

Recruitment and Employment Confederation elects Thewlis as chair

Sarah Thewlis has been elected as the new chair of the (REC). Thewlis, managing director of executive search firm Thewlis Graham Associates, will succeed Chris Moore when his term ends on 8 October.

7 September 2020

VIQU expands in Swedish ERP market

Technology recruiter VIQU is expanding its offering to the Swedish enterprise resource planning (ERP) market.

7 September 2020

Global RPO market set to top $20bn by 2027

The global recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) market size is expected to reach $20.8bn (£15.6bn) by 2027, according to a new report by US-based Grand View Research.

Amazon pulls controversial job ads for ‘intelligence’ analysts

Two job adverts for analysts, whose duties would include monitoring social media and other sources for organised labour activities, have been abruptly pulled by retail giant Amazon after creating controversy on both sides of the Atlantic.

Retail, Transport & logistics 3 September 2020

Five points to ensure your workforce is ‘recession-ready’

With the UK officially in recession, employers are encouraged to consider five urgent questions to ensure their workforce is “recession-ready”.

3 September 2020

Entrepreneur Spencer-Percival moves into life sciences with new venture

Serial entrepreneur David Spencer-Percival (pictured) has launched a new venture, Life Science People, with an initial team of 20 and a personal investment of £2m.

New to MarketLife sciences 3 September 2020

Encore Personnel to roll out new CRM in October

Encore Personnel will launch its new customer relationship management (CRM) system for enrolling candidates in October, the company has announced.

New to Market 3 September 2020

Join with recruiters online for the first virtual Recruiter Awards!

How will you and your team celebrate the Recruiter Awards this year?

2 September 2020

UK insolvencies set to jump by a third in 2020

Insolvencies in the UK are forecast to jump to 27% this year, above the global average rise of 26%, according to a new economic research report by trade credit insurer Atradius.

2 September 2020

Research reveals Ireland’s employers are negative bias against asylum seekers

Ireland’s employers appear to have a negative bias against asylum seekers, according to new research from Trinity Business School.

Education, Healthcare/Medical 1 September 2020

SSE helps recruit STEM returners restart careers

Low carbon energy firm SSE has launched a new pilot jobs programme to help recruit people into the industry in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, the company has announced.


This week’s appointments include: MET Marketing, Recruit 2 You

PeopleRetail, Marketing 1 September 2020