Transport & logistics

Shortage occupation list needs radical rethink says immigration expert

New figures showing record vacancies prove the need for a radical rethink of the shortage occupation list, says a UK immigration expert.

D&D Recruit rewards staff with 5% pay rise

Runcorn-headquartered recruiter D&D Recruit has given its staff a major pay boost, with an increase of 5% across the business, the company has announced.

Government moves to repeal ban on agency staff for striking workers

The government has today [23 June 2022] formally announced legislation that will repeal the ban on agency staff covering for striking workers.

APSCo warns consultation needed before agency worker regulation changes

The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) and APSCo OutSource are calling on government leaders to discuss the proposed agency worker regulation changes before putting them into force.

ANALYSIS: UK government’s plan to replace strikers with agency workers failed in 2015 – it still won’t work today

As the UK government faces the prospect of a summer of strikes, it has reintroduced plans to change the law so agency workers can be hired to replace striking workers.

Adzuna acquires job search engine Getwork

Job search engine Adzuna has announced the acquisition of US enterprise job search engine Getwork.

Supplier, Your business 23 June 2022

Berry Recruitment Group buys First Recruitment Services

South England-based Berry Recruitment Group (BRG) has acquired First Recruitment Services (FRS).

NEW TO THE MARKET: 20-24 JUNE 2022

This week’s new launches include: Fedcap Employment, Howgate Sable, Unveel.io

NEW TO THE MARKET: 6-10 JUNE 2022

This week’s new launches include: AA

Your business, Technology 6 June 2022

APPOINTMENTS: 30 MAY-3 JUNE 2022

This week’s appointments include: APSCo, Baltimore Consulting, Calibre One, Coleman James, Europa Worldwide Group, Fox Agency, Omni

APPOINTMENTS: 23-27 MAY 2022

This week’s appointments include: AMS, C4S Search, Frontline Recruitment, iSource Group, Kingdom Group, Poplulus Select, RMS, Talent.com

Supplier, Your business 23 May 2022

Acorn’s new group head HR Meredith tasked with future proofing infrastructure

UK recruiter Acorn has promoted Emily Meredith to group head of HR.

IAG Cargo appoints Andrews chief people officer

IAG Cargo, the cargo division of International Airlines Group (IAG), has appointed Caroline Andrews as chief people officer.

Your business 17 May 2022

XPO supports charity to get veterans into logistics

XPO Logistics, provider of freight transportation services, has announced a new partnership with Veterans into Logistics.

New UK jobs in hospitality and travel industries

A North-East restaurant group plans to more than double the number of restaurants across the UK and create more than 200 jobs by the end of next year.

Your business 10 May 2022

Side acquisition strengthens Randstad’s offering and market position

Recruitment agency Randstad France has announced its intentions to acquire end-to-end digital staffing platform Side in France.

APPOINTMENTS: 11-15 APRIL 2022

This week’s appointments include: Bis Henderson Group, Cielo, Cross Country Healthcare, Frazer Jones, SD Worx, TritonExec, VIQU

Cordant recruiters merge to form The Recruitment Co

Cordant People and Premiere People, both part of the Cordant recruitment group, have combined and rebranded to become The Recruitment Co.

ANALYSIS: Businesses need to be ‘fluent in the language of geopolitics’

The risks for undertaking business in Ukraine “are beyond severe and really quite bleak”, according to the head of advisory at security intelligence firm Dragonfly.

Recruitment drives bring good news across airports, house and ship builders

Airports, house and ship builders are among the businesses looking to increase the number of staff they are taking on.

Your business 16 March 2022

NEW TO THE MARKET: 28 FEBRUARY-4 MARCH 2022

This week’s new launches include: Activ People HR, Arctic Shores, Glu Recruit, Graphnet Health, HSQ Recruitment, HyreHub, Jackson Hogg, JobAdder, Premier Group Recruitment, SmartRecruiters

Supplier, Your business 28 February 2022

Thousands of women clamour for 30 train driver jobs in Saudi Arabia

Spanish rail company Renfe says it has received 28,000 applications in its recruitment drive to hire 30 female train drivers in Saudi Arabia, the BBC reports.

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 14-18 FEBRUARY 2022

This week’s new contracts & deals include: Inchcape, Sellick Partnership, SkillsNow

MET Recruitment invests £300k into new hub in Dudley

MET Recruitment has invested more than £300k into launching a dedicated hub in Dudley, in the West Midlands.

Your recruitment business 26 January 2022

Airlines and hospitality sectors launch recruitment drives

Airbus, Bournemouth Airport and Parkdean Resorts are all on the hunt for new talent at the start of the year.

Your business 25 January 2022
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