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#BuildBritainBackBetter – Redeploying, upskilling and upcycling the UK workforce

DeeDee Doke looks at sustainable employability – a ‘new deal’ on recruitment and redeployment in the UK.

6 July 2020

SSP rebate rules hit temp agencies unfairly

Temp recruitment agencies are unfairly affected by the Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) rebate rules.

Umbrella Parasol to protect contractors up to November

Umbrella company Parasol has announced it will absorb the full cost of employer’s National Insurance (NI) and pension contributions for all of its furloughed contractors from August.

2 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

Search launches Search Recruitment Brand and integrates tech divisions

Search, the multi-sector recruitment organisation, has launched its new Search Recruitment Group brand.

Sales, IT/Telecoms 1 July 2020

Hays Travel plans recruitment drive lift-off

A spike in holiday bookings has sparked a recruitment drive for one travel agency.

Recruitment businesses face ‘cliff edge’ as government support scaled back

Insolvency experts familiar with the recruitment sector have added their voices to warnings that the industry is headed for a fall as government support for business is withdrawn over the coming months.

29 June 2020

FINANCIALS: Norman Broadbent ‘better placed than many’ to respond to Covid

The CEO of professional services firm Norman Broadbent Group says that despite being impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, actions taken “leaves us better placed to respond to these challenges than many”.

Executive search 29 June 2020

Valuation of listed recruitment firms takes Covid hit

The value of listed companies within the human capital sector, including recruitment firms, has taken a significant hit during the Covid-19 crisis, according to Arrowpoint Advisory.

29 June 2020

South-East Asia employers will need to recalibrate their talent needs

As economies in South-East Asia slowly reopen after the peak of coronavirus in the region, organisations should look beyond their current short-term cost reduction measures.

Executive search 26 June 2020

PM serves up good news for hospitality recruitment

The reopening of England’s restaurants and pubs from 4 July has been hailed as “brilliant” by one hospitality recruiter. 

Hospitality/Leisure 25 June 2020

SSP threat to recruitment businesses, industry leaders warn

Leaders of recruitment industry trade bodies have written to the government warning of the financial threat to recruitment business from rising claims for Statutory Sick Pay over the coming months.

25 June 2020

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

Resilience is the critical must-have for recruiters, says Ricks

Resilience is the “absolute critical” ‘must-have’ in recruiters’ skill set especially in uncertain times such as now, recruitment industry leader Tara Ricks has told an online audience.

23 June 2020

Demand for 30,000 financial services call handlers expected

Up to 30,000 additional customer support staff could be needed by banks, insurers and credit card firms to help the public deal with financial issues in the wake of Covid-19, according to the founder of contingent recruitment firm Momenta Group.

Key outcomes of coronavirus furlough scheme revealed

The first release of official statistics on the furlough initiative was issued yesterday [11 June 2020].

Retail 12 June 2020

How to start a recruitment agency in a post COVID-19 world

We aren’t there yet, but the horizon isn’t far away, and when we get there, you want to be in your best position to grab the opportunities that come your way.

12 June 2020

Mental well being at work for managers (part 1 spotting the signs)

When it comes to improving mental health and wellbeing in the workplace, confident and supportive line managers are essential to create an open and honest culture where employees feel comfortable talking about their mental health.

12 June 2020

Mental well-being at work for managers (part 2 supporting employees)

Over 11 million days are lost at work every year because of stress at work. So, as a manager how can you help reduce this and support positive mental health in the workplace?

12 June 2020

Opportunities for new deal for recruitment post-pandemic

Business owners must “be open to everything” in the post Covid-19 workplace, says a recruitment firm CEO.

HR 11 June 2020

Industry letter calls on government to ‘champion’ recruitment’s role

Recruitment professionals and trade organisations have called on work and pensions minister Therese Coffey to support a joint proposition for how the sector and government can work together to get the economy fired up.

9 June 2020


This week’s appointments include: CV-Library, Keystream, Rayner Personnel, Sheffield Haworth


This week’s new contracts & deals include: Techconsult UK


This week’s new launches include: Employertube, Screenable

Recruiters should look for WFH capabilities in potential candidates

‘WFH capabilities’ are new differentiators that recruiters must look for in potential candidates.

5 June 2020