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APPOINTMENTS: 19-23 OCTOBER 2020

This week’s appointments include: Harvey John, Lily Shippen Secretarial Recruitment, Mercer, New Street Consulting Group, Perkbox

NEW TO THE MARKET: 19-23 OCTOBER 2020

This week’s new launches include: CV-Library, ThriveMap

Public sector, HR, Healthcare/Medical 19 October 2020

Short promoted to CEO Randstad UK & Ireland

Managing director Randstad UK Vicky Short (pictured) has been promoted to CEO for Randstad UK & Ireland from 1 January 2021.

‘Constructive’ FCSA meeting with HMRC over ‘errant clause’

The Freelance & Contractor Services Association (FCSA) has described a meeting on Wednesday [14 October] with HM Revenue & Customs officials about an “errant clause” that recently surfaced in IR35 legislation as “positive and constructive”.

Legislation 15 October 2020

Recruiters reveal resilience issues in latest UK Recruitment Index

Recruitment firms with £50m+ annual net fee income are confident about their operational resilience but much less so about their organisational resilience.

HR 15 October 2020

Blackbridge Communications employees take ownership of agency

Employer marketing agency Blackbridge Communications has now become an employee-owned business.

Marketing 15 October 2020

Rocket man offers Covid lessons in time and space

Six months of lockdown in space travel has similarities to the current earthly landscape of social and work bubbles.

People 14 October 2020

On the UK conference trail: REC reports on virtual Conservative Party event

“…because even in the darkest moments we can see the bright future ahead, and we can see how to build it, and we are going to build it together.”

14 October 2020

HMRC calls meeting with FCSA to clear up IR35 ‘errant clause’

The revelation last week that wording in current IR35 reform legislation may threaten the involvement of umbrella companies will be discussed on Wednesday at a meeting called by HM Revenue & Customs with the Freelancer & Contractor Services Association (FCSA).

Legislation 12 October 2020

APPOINTMENTS: 5-9 OCTOBER 2020

This week’s appointments include: Granger Reis, Odgers Berndtson, Robert Walters, Stafffinders

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 5-9 OCTOBER 2020

This week’s new contracts & deals include: 1st Executive, CIPHR, Peakon, Siemens Financial Services, Staffbase, teambay

NEW TO THE MARKET: 5-9 OCTOBER 2020

This week’s new launches include: reative Mettle Recruitment, Frontline Recruitment, MyKindaFuture, National Grid

Get ahead of the competition to find out jobs for the future

Finding a new recruitment niche is taking up a lot of time for recruiters who may have found their sector crippled by the Covid-19 pandemic this year.

2 October 2020

Indeed offers employees choice in how they work

Job search engine Indeed is taking the concept of a hybrid workforce to expanded turf with an announcement that the company will have three categories for how its employees work after July 2021.

2 October 2020

US candidates reveal their hobbies and interests

If advising your candidates on preparing the perfect CV, what guidance do you give them to answer questions about additional interests, hobbies or the ‘Tell us about yourself’ cliffhanger?

Lighter Side 2 October 2020

Birmingham 2022’s search for first apprentices begins

Birmingham 2022 has launched its search for the first group of apprentices to work as part of the team delivering the upcoming Commonwealth Games.

Outlook not all gloom and doom post-Covid, says economist

Despite job losses, floundering businesses and Brexit, the economic outlook for the UK over the next 18 months is brighter than some might think.

Retail, Transport & logistics 1 October 2020

Competentia acquires APAC recruitment agency Dare

Global recruiting and workforce management specialist Competentia has acquired Dare, a professional recruitment and contract staffing agency.

On the UK conference trail: The REC reports on the Lib Dems digital event

Given all that is happening with Covid-19, one would be forgiven for not being aware that we are now in the middle of the annual Party Conference season!

1 October 2020

Tech & Tools: October/November 2020

A look at some AI services with recruiters and employers in mind

30 September 2020

Start-up Spotlight: District4

2020 might be a challenging year but that hasn't stopped recruitment start-ups.

New to Market 30 September 2020

It's about adapting – and it's up to you

Focus on your ability to adapt, and you can handle anything.

30 September 2020

CBI head warns of ‘Darwinian’ times for business

CBI director-general Dame Carolyn Fairbairn has termed the Covid pandemic recovery “a Darwinian moment” for UK business.

30 September 2020

Cash flow issues have knock-on effect

More than 25% of recruiters are experiencing a increase in the number of days that it takes to get paid, compared with 12 months ago, according to the Q3 Recruitment Sector Barometer.

30 September 2020

Free courses for adults without A-levels to upskill population

Full funding for college courses offering “skills valued by employers” will be made available from next April to adults without an A-level or equivalent qualification, the government is to announce today, according to national news sources.

Social care, Transport & logistics 29 September 2020
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