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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

Entrepreneur Spencer-Percival moves into life sciences with new venture

Serial entrepreneur David Spencer-Percival (pictured) has launched a new venture, Life Science People, with an initial team of 20 and a personal investment of £2m.

Life sciences 3 September 2020

Encore Personnel to roll out new CRM in October

Encore Personnel will launch its new customer relationship management (CRM) system for enrolling candidates in October, the company has announced.

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

New Street Consulting Group undergoes rebrand

Overseas expansion plans play a major role in future strategy for people solutions provider New Street Consulting Group.

Retail, Public sector 26 August 2020

Executive search firm Granger Reis supports LandAid charity

Executive search consultancy Granger Reis will support property industry charity LandAid through providing pro-bono services for its board and committees.

Pertemps stakes its claim at the St Leger Festival

Pertemps Network Group have signed on as headline sponsors for the 2020 St Leger Stakes, once again supporting the Classic after a 22-year break.

26 August 2020

Stonor Recruitment opens up in tech and digital

Stonor Recruitment, which specialises in marketing and legal recruitment for Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire, has branched out into a new offering.

Four pillars to developing a successful post-COVID-19 people strategy

What is your most important business priority right now? Retaining clients, onboarding new ones, putting together your five-year plan, looking for financial support?

24 August 2020

REC2020 Preview: What's new in employer branding and candidate experience?

Since launching REC2020, we saw over 450 recruitment and HR professionals sign up to REC's virtual flagship conference which will go live on 8 September.

24 August 2020

Damia staff take ownership of recruitment company

The 15 employees of specialist IT recruitment and IT managed services firm Damia Group now own the company.

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

Gravitas Recruitment recognised in Princess Royal Training Awards

Technology and insurance recruiter Gravitas Recruitment Group has been recognised for outstanding business learning in the 5th annual Princess Royal Training Awards.

APPOINTMENTS: 17-21 AUGUST 2020

This week’s appointments include: Fide Careers

Public sector, HR 18 August 2020

ONS revealed more new companies set up in beginning of August

Company incorporations per working day for the first week of August were higher than those from the Q3 2019 average.

13 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

Be flexible with employee quarantines says employment specialists

What should you do if your employees are planning a holiday trip to France to brush off months of lockdown in the UK?

13 August 2020

How best to discourage high volume ‘no chance’ hires

With jobless numbers at extreme highs as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, what’s a recruiter to do when bombarded by unqualified applicants that have no chance of being hired?

12 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

NEW TO THE MARKET: 10-14 AUGUST 2020

This week’s new launches include: Fide Careers

Life of VIQU director Barnshaw to be celebrated in 20 August memorial

A celebration of the life of Edward Barnshaw (pictured left), co-director and owner of VIQU Recruitment, who died on 1 August as the result of an accident, is due on 20 August.

IT/Telecoms 11 August 2020

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

Berry Recruitment expands into Wellingborough

Multi-sector recruiter Berry Recruitment has expanded into Wellingborough, Northants, in a strategic move to widen its East Midlands catchment area, the company has announced.

Nano Search & Selection expands into the UK market

A Merseyside recruiter that has been operating exclusively in the US energy storage recruitment market is celebrating its first year of business by expanding into the UK market.

Oil & gas/Energy, Engineering 7 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
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