The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rachel Reeves MP, has made proposals to deliver much needed housing and planning reforms.  However, Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) says this raises serious question about how these initiatives will be delivered given the current skills crisis in the industry. “There are many positives to take from the […]

Data from job search engine Adzuna has found the UK’s gender pay gap widened to 35 per cent in March 2024, hitting a two-year peak. Women in traditionally male-dominated sectors are bearing the brunt of the widening disparities. The study analysed 672,311 CVs uploaded to Adzuna’s AI-powered CV screening tool ValueMyCV between January 2022 and March 2024, […]

AI Changing Roles

One of the UK’s most prominent workplace culture experts has urged business leaders to identify where human input can add the most value to their organisations as AI technology drives ‘the biggest change in working practices in decades’. Colin Lamb, founder of UK-based global leadership consultancy Connect Three, was speaking as the award-winning leadership consultancy prepares […]

Emplomind, a leading On-Demand Mental Health provider who help organisations create happy and healthy workplaces through both education and one to one support with counsellors and coaches have announced new partnerships within the recruitment space. The first is with TechYard Recruitment, a data specialist recruitment agency, who connect the best data talent in the worlds […]

Election Opinion

Further reaction has come from various parts of the recruitment industry as the new government gets to work in fulfilling it promise of change. “ManpowerGroup has long been calling for a people-first approach to securing future prosperity for our country and to unlock the potential of its people,” said Michael Stull, managing director, ManpowerGroup UK. “As millions […]

Boostworks, a leading provider of employee reward and recognition, benefits delivery and wellbeing solutions’, has launched the findings of its latest research-based whitepaper: “The Heart of Workplace Engagement”. The paper revealed that 70 per cent of employees highlight the importance of recognition, but less than half (42 per cent) report receiving regular recognition from their […]

Responding to the Labour election win, Tania Bowers, Global Public Policy Director at the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) commented:   “APSCo congratulates the new Labour Government on its landslide election win and wishes the new ministerial teams well as they settle into their roles.  The professional staffing sector and a forward-thinking flexible labour […]

BGF-backed education recruitment specialist, Operam Education Group, has completed its first acquisition in London, strengthening its geographical footprint in the South East. In the latest in a series of strategic acquisitions, the company has acquired Horizon Teachers for an undisclosed sum in a deal funded by HSBC, with strategic support from BGF – one of […]

Becs Roycroft, COO at mthree, has responded to a study by King’s College London, which shows the number of girls in England taking computing GCSE has fallen dramatically. “There’s an urgent need to address the declining female participation in computing qualifications to prevent future growth in the diversity disparity in tech,” she says. “A plummeting female […]

Recruiting for Good

An environmental campaigner has set up a recruitment firm to supply seasonal workers for UK horticulture from climate affected countries in South-East Asia. Naseem Talukdar, from Fishponds, Bristol, who also founded charity Projects Against Plastic (PAP), set up Regency Ltd due to labour shortages in farms across the country. And hundreds have signed up to […]

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