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19 October 2021


Berry Recruitment has launched a new offsite hub in Washington, near Sunderland, which it believes will be the “template for future onsite recruitment”. The Hybrid Onsite Resource Centre (HORC) will serve businesses that require larger numbers of workers in the nearby hub. The hubs will run alongside Berry Recruitment’s network of nearly 40 branches across England and Wales that stretch from Cornwall to Darlington.

• Recruitment software provider CEIPAL has launched an AI-driven solution to address diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) within organisations’ workforce and across all talent acquisition sources. Its DEI solution leverages advanced AI technology to empower hiring organisations with complete visibility into their own workforce and hiring processes, then helps to fill any diversity gaps. CEIPAL’s DEI solution integrates all hiring sources and data points into a single talent container, offering organisations access to diverse and qualified talent available globally.

JobOppO, a veterans’ employment community supporting army veterans, is to help former Afghan interpreters airlifted to the UK find work and integrate into society. The recruiter has teamed up with Sulha Alliance and selected employment partners including Whitbread Group and Asda to help those who supported British Forces in Afghanistan. Afghan interpreters will get assistance with employability skills and opportunities alongside advice and support for their cultural, welfare and religious needs.

• HR software company Personio has launched People Workflow Automation, a new software which automates people processes across all applications and teams for an organisation. The software detects changes such as terminations, team changes, promotions, location changes and sick leave requests to help streamline processes and avoid delays for HR teams, managers and employees.

• has launched a new US-focused version of its site. The new site will help support both jobseekers and recruiters in the life sciences sector across North America. The US site offers the latest job-matching and searching functions.

PushFar, a mentoring and career progression platform, has partnered with Humberside Police to help improve diversity, inclusion and equality in the force. Humberside Police uses PushFar’s platform to increase the number of people from under-represented groups that join each year by providing additional support to candidates during recruitment. PushFar enables Humberside to match candidates with the suitable mentors based on their respective profiles.

SThree, a STEM recruitment company, has launched its Progressive Recruitment brand in Japan. The Progressive brand will provide local and international organisations in Japan with “specialist” talent. It will also partner with other SThree brands in Japan, such as Computer Futures, to tap into technology talent that are suitable for certain roles in the energy and automotive industries. has announced that healthcare employers and recruiters can now advertise their current vacancies directly on its end-to-end hiring platform.

4 October 2021


Better Outcome, a training & development company that is specialised in game-based hiring, assessment and skills development tools, has launched Accelium in the UK. Accelium offers game-based critical thinking tests for “quick, engaging evaluation” of employees and job candidates. Its assessment tests are based on smart games and require examinees to demonstrate a wide range of skills and abilities in analysing data, solving problems, and making various decisions.

• Warehousing, manufacturing, logistics, driving, engineering and managed services recruitment agency Encore Personnel is expanding its Encore Professional division.

Encore has relaunched Encore Professional with a new website and a team led by Nick Green, who has worked in recruitment for more than 25 years in various roles from business owner to consultant at both boutique and large agencies.

• Scientific recruitment agency GST Recruitment has launched in partnership with James Caan CBE and Recruitment Entrepreneur, under its REflex support model. The recruitment firm, which was founded by Kully Sahota, operates across the UK and internationally, spanning research and laboratory, medical devices, engineering and pharmaceuticals.

27 September 2021


Affinity Workforce will launch a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course aimed at upskilling the supply teaching sector and address the current skills shortage. The 10-session course, titled ‘CPD Supply Toolkit’, will run from September to December. Affinity Workforce supports organisations and workers at the forefront of public and private services provision in the UK, across education, healthcare and social care.

• UK jobs site Indeed is hosting graduate interview days on 29-30 September to help graduates meet hiring employers. More than 30 companies such as BAE Systems, EDF, Timpson and Sports Direct are taking part in the free event, with more than 2,000 interview slots available. Jobs range from registered nurses and trainee teachers to science and IT associates with graduate management programmes also available.

• Recruitment firm STR Group has launched a new IT infrastructure for its business. All employees at the company will receive a laptop to enable hybrid working and multiple screens, as well as a choice of the latest Bluetooth comms to work with a new softphone application. Along with the use of the latest videoconferencing, recruitment database and desktop publishing software, this solution will provide flexibility to the group’s employees, whilst ensuring that everyone remains connected.

Whistl has launched the Whistl Driver Academy to “invest, train and develop” the next generation of HGV drivers for its business. The delivery management company is providing HGV Apprenticeships to anyone over 18 with a driving licence. It is also offering roles for those who either drive the company’s vans or are working in a warehouse whilst undergoing their HGV training.

Whistl is also offering to pay for Class 1 training for those who already have a Class 2 licence. It is also offering to pay for the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) for those who are HGV 1 Classified and a £100 signing on bonus for qualified Class 1 drivers. The company says it is planning to graduate 100 recruits to the Whistl Driver Academy in its first year.

20 September 2021


• Distance learning provider Open Study College has launched OSC Recruitment, a subdivision “dedicated to enhancing its offering for jobseekers and employers alike”. Recruitment consultant Jak Whitehouse, with more than 15 years’ industry experience, will lead the division. OSC Recruitment will focus on sourcing and placing individuals from its existing pool of students, and will also provide CV writing and workshops, interview tips, employability guidance and career advice.

Skillzminer, a new job-matching platform, has launched claiming to “change people’s fortunes in just four minutes”. Skillzminer says users answer a few quick questions and find jobs they are suited to based on their skills, interests and styles. It removes any background or gender bias, meaning employers improve their social responsibility by recruiting people based on their true skills, abilities and potential.

Wren Kitchens is recruiting more than 60 new tech/IT positions, following the launch of its new IT facility in Barton-Upon-Humber. Wren will offer remote working for its developers and welcomes people from across the UK to apply. A Tech Recruitment Event will take place on Saturday 2 October at The Nest in Barton-upon-Humber, North Lincolnshire, where technologies will be showcased.

6 September 2021


• HGV recruitment agency Driver Require has opened a new office in Lutterworth, Leicestershire. The company now has seven branches providing drivers to clients across the Northern Home Counties, the South Coast and the Midlands.

Huzzle, a new university recruitment tool, has launched to help recruiters find more “appropriate and engaged” students for the job. Huzzle shows students the precise opportunities that suit them guiding them from their interests to specific roles while taking account of their year and degree. Students receive a few opportunities a week and can apply in the app.

• Recruitment agency Oyster Partnership has launched a new podcast titled Rule No.1. Oyster says the podcast aims to “lift the lid on the topics people care about”. The podcast launches today on all major streaming platforms.

• Global employment platform Remote has launched Remote for Refugees, a programme to help businesses invest in refugee talent in a cost-effective way. Remote will offer free global employment services for businesses to employ refugees in 60 countries around the world legally without any processing fees. Refugees with documentation of their refugee status and right to work or a work permit in their host country can apply for this offer.

• The Prince’s Trust is running an ‘Opportunity Hour’ online live show this Thursday (9 September) at 19:00 to help young people land a Kickstart job. It is aimed at young people aged between 16-24 based in England, Scotland or Wales who are looking for work. The talk will provide young people with valuable insights into Kickstart and they will find out about The Prince’s Trust’s free follow-up courses, enterprise initiatives and mentoring opportunities that will help young people achieve their goals.

YoungCapital, a Dutch recruitment company, has announced that it has opened its first office in the UK located in Birmingham. The recruiter says it is focusing on the recruitment of young talent for the UK employment market. The company will serve various sectors.

23 August 2021


• Dublin-based recruiter Reliance Talent Acquisition has launched with the backing of James Caan CBE’s investment service Recruitment Entrepreneur, which supports recruiters with the infrastructure to set up and run their own business through REflex.

Headed up by Alan McGrath, Reliance Talent Acquisition specialises in the transport & logistics, food & beverage production, engineering and commercial sectors.

Ross Jelf, a talent acquisition manager and an Australian living in London, has created to assist Youth Mobility Visa holders and young Australians to find jobs in the UK. Currently eligible to 18-30-year-olds, the Youth Mobility Scheme allows around 30,000 Aussies every year to work in the UK for up to two years.

UK employers will start advertising their vacancies on from today [23 August] during the pre-launch of the site. The official launch is on 13 September creating a new job community connecting Youth Mobility Scheme jobseekers from participating countries with UK employers.

19 August 2021

RBW Consulting expands in US with San Diego office

The company said the move follows increasing demand in the San Diego life sciences market and to support clients’ rapid growth across the US. San Diego encapsulates the third largest biotech hub in the US.

The office will launch with an initial team of four. The team members will split their time between office space in downtown San Diego and working remotely, the company said.

RBW also has US offices in North Carolina and in Massachusetts.

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18 August 2021


• Venn, a digital marketing agency in Manchester, has announced that it has launched a new recruitment SaaS platform Vennture. The new platform will power Venn’s recruitment agency websites and brands will be able to build a career website enabling them to attract and engage with talent and give a far greater insight into their company and culture. Venn says agencies using the Vennture platform can directly help brands manage their careers websites, post jobs and track passive and active candidates all from one central place.