Diversity/Inclusion

APPOINTMENTS: 16-20 NOVEMBER 2020

This week’s appointments include: Cooper Lomaz, Eames Consulting Group, New Street Consulting Group, The Good Board, Tiger Recruitment

Police Now targets BAME candidates to ‘Change the Story’

Police Now has launched a new campaign to inspire graduates from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds to join the police.

Public sector 10 November 2020

Randstad appoints Todd to spearhead inclusion and well-being

Global recruiter Randstad has appointed Laura Todd to the newly-created role of director of inclusion & well-being, with responsibility across Randstad UK and Randstad Sourceright EMEA.

5 November 2020

Recruiters and law firms join forces to ensure diversity and race equality

Thirty-four recruitment agencies have signed up to a new initiative aimed at ensuring that black and ethnic minority jobseekers get the same opportunities to compete for roles as similarly qualified white counterparts.

Legal, HR 2 November 2020

Housing recruiter Andersen James launches partnerships service

Housing recruitment firm Andersen James has introduced a new strategic partnerships service to support clients in driving improved attraction, recruitment and retention of talent.

Neurodiversity: The need for different ways of thinking

In ADHD Awareness Month, Jamie MacKenzie highlights the neurodiverse talent that employers are often missing out on.

28 October 2020

Exec search founder Barrington-Hibbert behind 10,000 Black interns campaign

The founder and CEO of executive search firm Barrington Hibbert Associates is one of the leaders of the newly-launched initiative 10,000 Black Interns Campaign.

NEW TO THE MARKET: 5-9 OCTOBER 2020

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

Marketing, Oil & gas/Energy 5 October 2020

Research reveals Ireland’s employers are negative bias against asylum seekers

Ireland’s employers appear to have a negative bias against asylum seekers, according to new research from Trinity Business School.

Education, Healthcare/Medical 1 September 2020

NEW TO THE MARKET: 10-14 AUGUST 2020

This week’s new launches include: Fide Careers

REC commits to Race at Work Charter

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) has signed up to the Race at Work Charter, reinforcing its commitment to improve opportunities for black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) members of staff.

11 August 2020

TfL TA head says Covid is huge opportunity to foster greater diversity

The Covid pandemic is a huge opportunity to dismantle some of the recruitment barriers facing diverse talent.

Mind the home working gap, says ONS

Alongside the existing North-South divide and the gender pay gap that we are all familiar with, Covid-19 has seen the emergence of new divide within the UK’s labour market.

22 July 2020

The Big Story: A big splash in a different kind of pool

Paralympian Liz Johnson set up The Ability People to redress the employment gap for people with disabilities. Colin Cottell found out more

22 July 2020

Soundbites August/September 2020

How should the recruitment industry respond to the Black Lives Matter movement?

22 July 2020

Lord Sugar invests in Apprentice runner-up Allen-Horton’s Harper Fox Partners

It’s Number Four for Lord Sugar – the fourth recruitment business in his portfolio of companies – with today’s announcement that he has invested in Harper Fox Partners.

Executive search 1 July 2020

NEW TO THE MARKET: 24-28 MAY 2020

This week’s new launches include: Pace Med Tech, Podium, Redwigwam

Upstart: upReach levels the educational playing field

While many like to see the UK as a meritocracy, where people succeed based on their talent and hard work, the facts suggest otherwise. 

D&I must look beyond London and the South-East

Underprivileged people living outside London can get overlooked.

Is your firm disability friendly? Then shout about it!

Disability-friendly employers need to be more visible to disabled candidates, according to the founder of disability job board Evenbreak. 

12 March 2020

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 9-13 MARCH 2020

This week’s contracts and deals include: Acorn Recruitment, Acorn HR, APSCo, DMA Recruitment, GradTouch, Lorien, Memset, Meridian Business Support, Rota, SRS, Synaco, Ten Live Group

Think students know about agriculture? Think again

A UK farming newspaper has launched #ThisIsAgriculture – a campaign aimed at highlighting the agricultural industry as a career destination of choice.

Agriculture, Life sciences 3 March 2020

Ollie & Cameron test out jobs for WorkFit programme

The mother of identical twin boys with Down’s syndrome hopes their starring role in a national film about employment will change people’s outdated attitudes.

28 February 2020

Pilot programme aims to get over-50 jobseekers back to work

Older jobseekers in the Greater Manchester area are to benefit from a pilot programme developing targeted new approaches to help over 50s get back to work.

26 February 2020

FINANCIALS: Revenue falls for Heidrick & Struggles

Global executive search and consulting firm Heidrick & Struggles has seen revenue decline 2.8%, according to the firm’s results for the fourth quarter of the year.

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