This week’s new launches include: Practice to Progress, Tengai

• A team of experienced former police officers and staff have joined forces to launch a new venture to help recruit an additional 20,000 police officers in England and Wales by March 2023. Practice to Progress, which has been used to help existing officer and staff maximise their potential, was launched to the public to help individuals who want to join the service prepare for the practical assessments they need to pass to become a police officer.

Via an innovative online platform, Practice to Progress replicates the exercises applicants have to pass to join the police, and takes them through real-time practice sessions with an experienced police assessor. The P2P assessor then provides detailed feedback to the applicant so they know what they need to improve on before they take the assessment for real.

• Swedish firm Tengai AB has launched the Tengai Digital Interview on smartphones, as part of its unbiased interview product suite. The new application is an automated two-way interactive digital video interview, launched to meet the increased market demand for conversational AI and remote interviews. Tengai was launched in 2018 to offer fair blind interviews, without the hiring manager being affected by age, gender or race.

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