In-house recruitment

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.

Retail, Transport & logistics 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.

Everise on recruitment drive for 4,500 across the US

Everise, a next-generation outsourced ‘customer experience’ firm, is recruiting 4,500 full-time, home-based customer and product support agents across the US to service new and forecasted growth, the company has announced.

APPOINTMENTS: 10-14 AUGUST 2020

This week’s appointments include: DoubleVerify, Pedersen & Partners, Resource Solutions, Scott Group

400 jobs planned at former North-East steelworks

Amid the continuing jobs gloom, there is good news for the hard hit North-East, with plans to create almost 400 jobs at the former Redcar Steelworks.

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.

APPOINTMENTS: 27-31 JULY 2020

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

Nearly 1,000 candidates apply for job in single day

As the effects of the pandemic continue to be felt, recruiters can expect a surge in applications for job vacancies, especially in the hard-hit hospitality sector, if the experience of one company in Manchester is anything to go by.

Hospitality/Leisure 27 July 2020

Atom bank begins recruitment drive

Durham-based digital banking company Atom bank has launched a recruitment drive as it prepares to expand its range of products.

APPOINTMENTS: 20-24 JULY 2020

This week’s appointments include: Alexander Mann Solutions, Autotech Recruit, Freetrade

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

BAE Systems engineers 800 apprenticeship roles

BAE Systems has launched a recruitment drive for apprentices.

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.

Train demand leads to 200 new staff at Bombardier

Train manufacturer Bombardier plans to hire an additional 200 staff at its Derby site to meet growing demand for new trains.

NHS Employers warns social care could collapse without international recruitment

NHS Employers, the employers’ organisation for the NHS in England, warns that the country’s social care system could collapse without recruiting internationally for staff.

Public sector, Social care 16 July 2020

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 6-10 JULY 2020

This week’s new contracts & deals include: Cornerstone OnDemand, IR35.io, Kingsbridge Group, Resume-Library, SNAPP Resume, Wagestream

Job Centres set to double number of work coaches

News reports over the weekend suggest that the doubling of work coaches at the UK’s Job Centres to help the increasing number of unemployed people into jobs will be announced on Wednesday [8 July].

Public sector, HR 6 July 2020

Parkdean Resorts looks to recruit 1,500 for predicted UK holiday boom

UK holiday chain Parkdean Resorts has created 1,500 jobs as it predicts a fully booked summer, according to online news service Bdaily.

Working practices and pay in clothing factories investigated in Leicester

Leicestershire Police, along with the Gangmasters Labour and Abuse Authority (GLAA) and the National Crime Agency, are among the organisations looking into allegations about how workplaces and factories in Leicester have been or are operating during the lockdown.

APPOINTMENTS: 6-10 JULY 2020

This week’s appointments include: interactive investor

HR, Accounting/Finance 6 July 2020

GLAA CEO Rich steps down after 18 months

GLAA CEO Michael Rich has today announced he is stepping down after 18 months in his role.

1 July 2020

APPOINTMENTS: 29 JUNE-3 JULY 2020

This week’s appointments include: Hearst Television, Sanderson

Creative/Digital/Media, HR 1 July 2020

Action needed to avert labour market crisis, says report

With unemployment widely expected to rise over the coming months as the government furlough scheme is withdrawn, a new report has called on the government to take a two-pronged approach to avert a labour market crisis.

Retail, Social care 30 June 2020

Boost for logistics sector as DPD recruits 6,000 staff

Logistics and delivery firm DPD is recruiting 6,000 new staff, in response to an unprecedented boom in online shopping caused by Covid-19.

Tales from the front: How Covid-19 has changed social care recruitment

The Covid-19 pandemic has sent shockwaves throughout the entire economy, with many sectors quickly having to adapt to the ‘new normal’.

Public sector, Social care 23 June 2020
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