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Job postings reach record high in UK, says REC report

The number of active job adverts across the UK hit a new record high for 2022 in the week of 25-31 July.

Capita and WithYouWithMe help military veterans fill UK’s chronic digital skills gap

Capita has invested in WithYouWithMe, a workforce technology platform that finds employment for military veterans and other overlooked groups through delivering innovative aptitude testing and digital skills training.

Superdrug and Savers pledge to provide thousands of jobs for young people by 2030

The group that owns UK health and beauty brands Superdrug and Savers has pledged to provide thousands of jobs for young people by 2030.

Is interim talent the answer to the Great Resignation?

John Laycock from executive search firm Anderson Quigley explores the Great Resignation’s ongoing reign and how interim talent may just be the solution.

BDO report reveals recruitment sector M&A remains buoyant

M&A activity in recruitment continues apace against the backdrop of a heated job market, according to a report from BDO.

9 August 2022

Bank of London to create jobs at new US HQ in North Carolina

The Bank of London, a purpose-built global clearing, agency and transaction bank, is creating 350 new jobs by 2026 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 8-12 AUGUST 2022

This week’s new contracts & deals include: Deel, Kingdom Services Group, Legalpad, Mercury Personnel Solutions

Life science employers must focus on individuals and improve tech skills

Consultancy McKinsey has issued insights into how life science employers must strengthen their technology skills if they are going to meet their digital ambitions.

APPOINTMENTS: 1-5 AUGUST 2022

This week’s appointments include: Bluestones, Ciphr, Hortor, Pedersen & Partners, VIQU

Technology cures for umbrella sector

Umbrella companies increasingly rely on technology to improve and manage their transactions but ever-more robust systems are needed to combat cybercriminals and protect businesses

11 July 2022

NHS must keep innovating and be truly tech-driven, says Hancock

The pandemic has accelerated digital transformation in the NHS, according to the Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, former secretary of state for health.

Public sector, Social care 6 July 2022

NEW TO THE MARKET: 4-8 JULY 2022

This week’s new launches include: Enterprise Nation, Greene King

NHSPS appoints Rodriquez to improve D&I across organisation

NHS Property Services has announced that Min Rodriguez has joined the organisation as head of equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI).

Insurance group Freedom rolls out four-day week

Freedom Services Group, a privately-owned insurance organisation, has announced the roll-out a four-day working week scheme, leading the way as one of the first insurance groups to do so.

APPOINTMENTS: 27 JUNE-1 JULY 2022

This week’s appointments include: Anderson Quigley, Forsyth Barnes, Maxwell Bond, New Street Consulting Group, Primis Talent, Procurement Heads, Realm Recruit, REC

NEW TO THE MARKET: 27 JUNE-1 JULY 2022

This week’s new launches include: Aspire, Cloud Assess, Conexus, Deel, EVONA, g2 Recruitment, Jobrapido, Spinks, Travelex

Marketing & Sales, Retail 30 June 2022

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.

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.

Transport & logistics, HR 23 June 2022

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.

Transport & logistics 23 June 2022

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.

Transport & logistics 23 June 2022

Adzuna acquires job search engine Getwork

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

Indeed appoints Koranteng as chief people officer

Hiring platform Indeed has appointed Priscilla Koranteng, who will join the company as chief people officer (CPO), effective immediately.

22 June 2022

US People2.0 buys Brookson Group

US-based People2.0 has acquired the Brookson Group, a UK provider of support services to independent contractors.

IT/Telecoms, HR 22 June 2022

APPOINTMENTS: 20-24 JUNE 2022

This week’s appointments include: Cymphony, Ducatus Partners, Maxwell Bond, Rowan Executive Search, Staffing 360 Solutions, Strategic Resources, VIQU

APSCo calls on government to change policy to address skills shortages

The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) has today outlined the critical policy developments needed to address the skills shortages in the UK.

7 June 2022
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