IT/Telecoms

Amazon pulls controversial job ads for ‘intelligence’ analysts

Two job adverts for analysts, whose duties would include monitoring social media and other sources for organised labour activities, have been abruptly pulled by retail giant Amazon after creating controversy on both sides of the Atlantic.

In-house recruitment 3 September 2020

SSE helps recruit STEM returners restart careers

Low carbon energy firm SSE has launched a new pilot jobs programme to help recruit people into the industry in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, the company has announced.

In-house recruitment 1 September 2020

Stonor Recruitment opens up in tech and digital

Stonor Recruitment, which specialises in marketing and legal recruitment for Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire, has branched out into a new offering.

Damia staff take ownership of recruitment company

The 15 employees of specialist IT recruitment and IT managed services firm Damia Group now own the company.

Your recruitment business 21 August 2020

Gravitas Recruitment recognised in Princess Royal Training Awards

Technology and insurance recruiter Gravitas Recruitment Group has been recognised for outstanding business learning in the 5th annual Princess Royal Training Awards.

Your recruitment business 18 August 2020

‘Desperate’ consultants scam candidates to find out IT market info

A technology recruiter says jobseekers are being contacted by individuals trying to learn about which companies are currently hiring by falsely claiming to work for certain recruitment companies.

ANALYSIS: Adaptability and relationship management key to sector recovery

The UK recruitment industry has been enjoying a period of growth since 2008’s financial crisis, growing at an average of around 6% per year.

11 August 2020

Life of VIQU director Barnshaw to be celebrated in 20 August memorial

A celebration of the life of Edward Barnshaw (pictured left), co-director and owner of VIQU Recruitment, who died on 1 August as the result of an accident, is due on 20 August.

Your recruitment business 11 August 2020

Nano Search & Selection expands into the UK market

A Merseyside recruiter that has been operating exclusively in the US energy storage recruitment market is celebrating its first year of business by expanding into the UK market.

ANALYSIS: International contractor recruitment – where’s hot and where’s not?

Covid-19’s impact on the world of international contractor recruitment has certainly been extensive, with travel restrictions causing many projects to be put on hold throughout the last few months.

iO Associates opens Tampa, Florida office

Tech, digital and engineering staffing specialists iO Associates has opened a new office in Tampa, Florida, headed up by Mark Lloyd (pictured).

APPOINTMENTS: 3-7 AUGUST 2020

This week’s appointments include: Rayner Personnel, Ryalto Group

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 3-7 AUGUST 2020

This week’s new contracts & deals include: Coding Ninjas, CV-Library, Hirist, Kingdom Services Group, Recruitly, Robin Recruitment Healthcare

IT makes up nearly a third of UK vacancies as volumes fall by 46.1%

Further evidence of the devastating impact of coronavirus on hiring activity is revealed as research from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) shows that vacancies in the UK were down 46.1% year on year in June.

NEW TO THE MARKET: 27-31 JULY 2020

This week’s new launches include: Senitor Associates

Irish eyes smiling as Amazon creates 1,000 new jobs

Amazon is to create another 1,000 permanent jobs in Ireland over the next two years.

In-house recruitment 28 July 2020

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 27-31 JULY 2020

This week’s new contracts & deals include: PeopleStrong

Supplier, Technology 28 July 2020

APPOINTMENTS: 27-31 JULY 2020

This week’s appointments include: Airswift, Arctic Shores, Aryaka, Bedford Consulting Group, Page Outsourcing, TrueBlue

FINANCIALS: Revenue down 13% as RTC Group latest recruiter hit by pandemic

Aim-listed engineering and technical recruiter RTC Group is the latest public company to reveal the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, reporting a 13.3% fall in revenue for the six months to 30 June.

Financials 27 July 2020

My Brilliant Recruitment Career – Matt Collingwood

Matt Collingwood is managing director at IT recruitment specialist VIQU.

FINANCIALS: Parity Group ‘encouraged by return of activity and prospects’

Data and technology focused professional services group Parity Group says it is “encouraged by the recent return of activity and prospects”.

Financials, Technology 22 July 2020

Lord Sugar invests in Apprentice runner-up's recruitment firm

Opening a new office and bringing new people onboard are among the priorities for recruitment business owner Scarlett Allen-Horton following Lord Sugar’s investment in Harper:Fox Partners.

Recruitment bright spots amid jobs carnage

After Marks & Spencer’s announcement yesterday that it plans to shed 900 jobs – just the latest in a litany of bad news on the jobs front – recruiters could be excused for feeling a bit gloomy.

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 20-24 JULY 2020

This week’s new contracts & deals include: ISV.Online, Thalento

Supplier, Technology 21 July 2020

NEW TO THE MARKET: 20-24 JULY 2020

This week’s new launches include: Hunter Bond

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