New to Market

23 June 2020


• US-based Amerit Consulting, a service-disabled, veteran-owned business (SDVOSD), is opening a new office in Sacramento, California, in addition to its corporate headquarters in San Ramon, California.

The Sacramento location will provide support to the area’s diverse and technological talent pool that will accommodate the company’s rapid growth. The new office is Amerit’s 10th US location and will be led by Marcos Codina, senior client program manager.

• Temporary recruitment specialist Arc Recruitment has launched and will operate alongside Arc Hospitality. Arc Recruitment will initially focus on healthcare, industrial sites, offices, and retail but the company hopes to engage with more and more sectors.

9 June 2020


Employertube has joined a list of registered suppliers in the UK government database to support the UK’s businesses in resuming their regular operations after the Covid-19 pandemic. As part of the database released recently by the UK government Crown Commercial Service, Employertube will provide a dedicated video interview and screening service to create a transparent recruitment process using technology for recruiters in these difficult times.

Employertube allows recruiters to scale and optimise their recruitment process and will help reduce the costs associated with travel and office space. With candidate management, video sharing, one-way solo interviews and video messaging features it goes beyond video conferencing platforms many employers have had to resort too, according to a company statement from Employertube.

Screenable, a smart video interview platform designed for recruiters to streamline applicant screenings and make the recruitment journey more efficient and effective, has launched. Video interviews are delivered in three simple steps to allow recruiters to identify the most suitable applicants for each role and build a database of candidates for future opportunities.

In the current Covid-19 situation, Screenable eliminates the most time-consuming part of recruiting and delivers a focused and successful process to hiring the best talent. To support recruiters Screenable credits their accounts with 20 free screenings in addition to a beneficial referral scheme.

In addition, the extended area of the platform is entirely free for candidates. They can generate a profile with video interviews that they can then share on professional platforms or with job applications to elevate their applications and help employers notice them.

4 June 2020

Surya Recruitment launches to tackle climate change

Founded by Alka Graham, who has worked in the energy sector for more than 10 years, Surya – which means ‘the sun’ in Sanskrit – is the first business of its kind to be supported by Bristol-based TIMESTWO Investments. TIMESTWO is a start-up and scale-up initiative led by two recruitment entrepreneurs Mike Beesley and Keith Dawe, and was launched last year with the aim of finding the industry’s next big names, according to a company statement.

Graham said that Surya’s business model was based on tackling climate change by resourcing across sector areas, enabling professionals to move from oil & gas to renewables and to identify candidates from a variety of diverse backgrounds.

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4 June 2020

Oyster Recruitment launches service to help redundant workers

According to a press statement, the company is offering support for companies “which have reluctantly had to let people go due to the economic impact of the lockdown”. The bespoke new service provides personal and practical assistance for employees to help them face redundancy and find new jobs.

The service includes video calls and webinars with one-to-one and group sessions along with advice on CV writing, personal branding, mental and physical health, job searches, applications and video interviews.

Located in Poole, Oyster – no relation to Oyster Partnership – is owned and run by (below, left to right) Karen Brodie and Helen Purbrick.

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1 June 2020


• Cybersecurity recruitment experts EliteCyber and technology recruiter Hayward Hawk Technology are expanding their horizons from Europe and Ireland respectively to focus new operations in the UK market.

From its Northern headquarters in Newcastle, EliteCyber Group has established a multilingual team to find specialist talent for niche cybersecurity roles across Europe, while Hayward Hawk Technology has established a team of experts based in Belfast. Both recruiters support perm and contract placements, and both are part of the Recruitment Entrepreneur portfolio, backed by former Dragons’ Den star and recruitment ambassador, James Caan CBE.

• Recruitment and resourcing transformation specialist Omni RMS has launched a new talent transition online career hub to complement its existing career transition service.

Talent teams and affected employees gain access to personalised career transition support and Omni’s online careers hub. This includes one-to-one support from a personal careers coach, online workshops and thousands of tools including CV builders, interview simulations, career assessments and psychometric testing.

Ruiter, a website platform for recruiters to easily build a website with a job board and application process without the cost and inconvenience of hiring a developer, will launch on 4 June. Ruiter is headed by founder Kieran Bodrenkov.

29 May 2020

DWP's job portal is free-to-post

A statement from the Department of Work and Pensions [DWP] said the Job Help portal is at the centre of a targeted campaign supporting people into work, and provides advice on how to apply for jobs, links to online training and information on financial support.

DWP said more than 146,000 firms are already registered and recruiting through the site. A pool of 1.7m jobseekers have signed up for the services, Davies said.

“While there’s thousands of vacancies already on there, I want more employers to use it to their advantage,” Davies said in a statement.

The call comes as lockdown restrictions start to ease with non-essential shops due to open again from 15 June. 

“By signing up to the service, employers will be able to recruit at no cost from a wide pool of talent, helping support the UK economy and jobs market,” the DWP statement said.

The website address is

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28 May 2020

ONS joins with Adzuna to launch real-time job vacancy index

As the British economy moves towards recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, the index forms part of the ONS’ weekly ‘Faster Indicators’ report, described as an in-depth and up-to-the-minute study of the UK job market and the economic and social effects of Covid-19. 

The index is being powered exclusively by Adzuna data, with over 36m job adverts indexed by Adzuna between February 2018 to May 2020. Adzuna says the report provides insights into how employer behaviour is changing in response to the pandemic. “The ONS are set to publish this new ‘leading indicator’ data on a regular basis, alongside their long-time Labour Market Survey,” Adzuna announced in a statement revealing the partnership.

The live data will include insights from over 50,000 British employers and give a week-by-week and sector-by-sector temperature reading of the hiring activity across the country.

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28 May 2020


• Specialist recruitment firm nGAGE Specialist Recruitment has relaunched its newly joined brand Pace Med Tech, a micro-niche, global recruitment agency operating exclusively in the medical technology sector. Pace Med Tech is headed up by managing director Simon Curtis, who has more than 15 years med tech experience.

Podium, a jobs platform for disabled people, which launched on 21 May to mark Global Accessibility Awareness Day, is the work of gold medal winning Paralympian Liz Johnson and aims to empower the overlooked talents of the disabled workforce. The platform caters specifically for the needs of disabled freelancers, connecting them to companies who are now realising the potential for remote working and recognising the value of flexible workforces.

• Flexible staffing provider Redwigwam is rolling out its new 24/7 Availability service after a successful pilot with Kellogg Company. The service provides brands with a targeted solution to the key issues that can prevent consumers from getting their hands-on products – problems with distribution, availability and promotion. It has been invaluable during the Covid-19 crisis with the increased pressures on food producers, retailers and other parts of the supply chain.