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Leeds Manufacturing Festival showcases careers to young people

A series of events showcasing the variety of manufacturing career opportunities will launch next week at the Leeds Manufacturing Festival.

REC Jobs Outlook shows rise in employer hiring confidence

The latest Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) Jobs Outlook reflects a rising optimism in businesses’ hiring confidence and growing intentions to hire.

28 October 2020

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

PRS works with Outplacement Services to support employees through redundancies

Property and built environment recruitment specialist PRS has announced a joint venture with Outplacement Services to offer support for businesses helping employees transition through redundancy.

Harvey Nash expands in US with Latitude 36 buy

Global technology recruitment and solutions provider Harvey Nash Group has acquired Latitude 36 as part of its strategic expansion in the US.

Executive search, IT/Telecoms 22 October 2020

Employment minister says ‘structural challenges’ in labour market must be fixed

A pivotal part of the government’s myriad employment schemes is to fix the “structural challenges” in the labour market, employment minister Miriam (Mims) Davies told Recruiter.

Oil & gas/Energy, Social care 21 October 2020

In-house recruiters come together online at IHRE20 virtual event

Delegates tuning into the inaugural IHRE20 Summit Virtual Event last week joined in a round of applause for the recruitment and resourcing industry.

APPOINTMENTS: 19-23 OCTOBER 2020

This week’s appointments include: Flint Hyde, Harvey John, Lily Shippen Secretarial Recruitment, Mercer, New Street Consulting Group, Perkbox, The Portfolio Group, Walter James Group

Retail, Transport & logistics 19 October 2020

Blackbridge Communications employees take ownership of agency

Employer marketing agency Blackbridge Communications has now become an employee-owned business.

Marketing 15 October 2020

Chancellor Sunak announces plan to top-up wages this winter

A new ‘winter economy plan’ announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak today (24 September) provides a top-up of workers’ wages covering up to two-thirds of their hours for the next six months.

24 September 2020

Pandemic shows leaders in a more human light

A positive to come out of the Covid-19 crisis has been that business leaders have come across as ‘more human’ to their staff.

24 September 2020

Five points to ensure your workforce is ‘recession-ready’

With the UK officially in recession, employers are encouraged to consider five urgent questions to ensure their workforce is “recession-ready”.

3 September 2020

UK insolvencies set to jump by a third in 2020

Insolvencies in the UK are forecast to jump to 27% this year, above the global average rise of 26%, according to a new economic research report by trade credit insurer Atradius.

2 September 2020

Tribunal service ‘overwhelmed’ with a 40,000 backlog

A backlog of some 40,000 cases may be waiting to be dealt with in employment tribunals.

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.

IT/Telecoms 13 August 2020

People 1st International partners with charity to help travel industry

Skills expert People 1st International is helping people in the travel industry to transfer to other sectors.

Retail, Sales 12 August 2020

Free lunch vouchers for office workers to boost city sandwich bars

Would a £5 lunch voucher incentivise you or your team to return to the office?

Retail 12 August 2020

OPINION: Seeking leaders with purpose

Employees that are engaged and empowered are also the most productive people, says Sally Bailey.

HR 7 August 2020

Cut National Insurance rates to kickstart employment, says REC CEO

The government should cut National Insurance rates to reduce the cost of hiring as one measure to kickstart employment, the CEO of the REC has said.

6 August 2020

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.

IT/Telecoms 29 July 2020

Communication more important than ever during Covid, says Adecco’s Hayes

With millions of people continuing to work from home as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s more important than ever that recruiters communicate effectively with HR, according to Melanie Hayes, HR director, UK & Ireland, The Adecco Group.

HR 28 July 2020

Worldly advice from recruiters about operating in the ‘new normal’

Over communicating with your staff and getting them to come into the office at least once a week.

23 July 2020

Flexible working expected to rise post-Covid, says redwigwam report

Both workers and employers expect to see more flexible working in a post-Covid world, according to a new report.

23 July 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
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