Social recruiting Jan/Feb 2021

From donating Christmas gifts to funding nurses for vets, you’ve started the new year off in good style!

Athona gifts pressies to NHS staff

Brentwood-based recruitment agency Athona Recruitment dropped the usual ‘secret Santa’ among colleagues and instead donated Christmas presents to Brentwood Community Hospital as their way of saying ‘thank you’ to the NHS (above).


VetFinders sets tails wagging with its support

As well as donating funds to two veterinary nursing students – Jessica Graham and Larissa Lawlor at the Askham Bryan University Centre in York – specialist vet recruitment agency VetFinders has launched a new charitable initiative with the Blue Cross. Billed as ‘A dream job for you; a Blue Cross nurse paid for too’, the initiative means that every time VetFinders successfully places a candidate, it will donate a portion of the commission to the Blue Cross animal charity to cover the cost of one day of a vet nurse’s wages. It’s certainly set our tails wagging!


ICM helps clean up at Nightingale Hospital

Recruiters have had to adapt and respond quickly to its environment, and that’s exactly what the Hayes, Middlesex office of ICM Pro Logistics is doing. Usually specialising in placing temporary and permanent candidates across driving and logistics positions, the recruiter is now a preferred supplier for the London Nightingale Hospital, finding roles from cleaners, hosts and porters (mortuary trained), to admin and schedulers. “We never planned on having a recruitment business based so largely on cleaning roles, but essentially, it’s what we have temporarily become!” said a spokesperson for ICM.


Gap personnel team give hope to Fanconi charity

Recruitment firm gap personnel group has raised £800 to help two young brothers diagnosed with the same rare and life-limiting disorder. Zach (6) and Finley (8) Jones both have the serious blood disorder Fanconi Anemia (FA). However, thanks to Vicky Harris, Gina Deehan, Neal Rodgers, Damian Burdin, Terry McCormick and
Stuart Dow doing 5km, five days a week for five weeks, the money raised will go to the Fanconi Hope charity to help families and research into the disease.

Recruitment industry criticises NI increases for social care reforms

The announcement yesterday [7 September] of National Insurance (NI) and dividend tax increases to cover NHS and social care reforms has been roundly criticised by representatives of the recruitment sector and umbrella workers.

Legislation 8 September 2021


This week’s new contracts & deals include: Beeken Reeves, Caval, Compono, ettain, GKR London, Greenbean, idibu, ManpowerGroup

Contracts 6 September 2021

FINANCIALS: Empresaria’s profits up, but revenue declines

Global and multi-sector recruitment group Empresaria has announced its unaudited interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2021.

Financials 12 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.

Legislation 30 July 2021