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....Frank Field, the MP who led the inquiry into BHS and has been highly critical of Green especially with regard to the handling of the company’s pension scheme, pointed out that Brady was hardly a new broom. “It’s not surprising that Sir Philip Green has to use the the House of Lords as a recruitment agency for his companies,” he said. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. An aggressive tax avoidance scheme, linked to one of the recruitment industry’s highest-profile names, is liquidating hundreds more companies, according to filings made after a Guardian investigation exposed how the exchequer could lose millions. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....McCall has about £5m worth of unvested performance share awards, at easyJet’s current share price, that she would have to give up upon resigning and which will have formed part of her negotiations with ITV. It appears that a deal is all but done with the successful candidate understood to have held “chemistry meetings” with members of the board beyond those directly involved in the recruitment process. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Whatever the cost, ITV has guaranteed to pay. Is that right? It’s a fact of life in the executive recruitment game but it makes a complete nonsense of the idea that companies must shower their executives with long-term incentive plans to keep them locked in and loyal. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Recruitment sector tax scheme liquidates hundreds more firms image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of July 2017 02:17:53 PM
. An aggressive tax avoidance scheme, linked to one of the recruitment industry’s highest-profile names, is liquidating hundreds more companies, according to filings made after a Guardian investigation exposed how the exchequer could lose millions. ...
HS2 supporters boast of benefits – but costs keep going off the rails | Nils Pratley image
.... Whatever the cost, ITV has guaranteed to pay. Is that right? It’s a fact of life in the executive recruitment game but it makes a complete nonsense of the idea that companies must shower their executives with long-term incentive plans to keep them locked in and loyal. ...
Karren Brady to chair firm that owns Philip Green's Arcadia group image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 17th of July 2017 02:40:37 PM
....Frank Field, the MP who led the inquiry into BHS and has been highly critical of Green especially with regard to the handling of the company’s pension scheme, pointed out that Brady was hardly a new broom. “It’s not surprising that Sir Philip Green has to use the the House of Lords as a recruitment agency for his companies,” he said. ...
ITV closes in on naming easyJet's Carolyn McCall as CEO image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 14th of July 2017 04:47:41 PM
....McCall has about £5m worth of unvested performance share awards, at easyJet’s current share price, that she would have to give up upon resigning and which will have formed part of her negotiations with ITV. It appears that a deal is all but done with the successful candidate understood to have held “chemistry meetings” with members of the board beyond those directly involved in the recruitment process. ...
Chancellor urged to recover money lost from recruitment sector tax avoidance image
. The chancellor is being asked to reassure parliament that he will recover any monies lost to aggressive tax avoidance in the recruitment sector, after a Guardian investigation exposed how millions of pounds could be lost to the exchequer. ...
Recruitment advisers' tax scheme liquidated after HMRC asks questions image
. An aggressive tax avoidance scheme, linked to one of the recruitment industry’s highest-profile names, is being liquidated in a move that could prevent HM Revenue and Customs from recouping millions of pounds. ...
British strawberries could cost 50% more because of Brexit, MPs told image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of July 2017 05:27:19 PM
....A combination of the fall in the pound, uncertainty over the status of EU migrants after the Brexit vote and the improving wages in countries like Poland, meant seasonal labour was becoming harder to recruit, Parish said. Parish, a former chair of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs select committee, said 78% of respondents to an inquiry into seasonal labour had told the committee recruitment was more difficult this year than last year. ...
Brexit fears trigger exodus of crucial EU health and social care workforce | Hélène Mulholland image
.... It seeks to ensure that all EU nationals currently working in UK health and social care services can remain in the UK after Brexit. He says that the number of junior doctors applying to come from Europe appears to be unaffected, but recruitment of EU nurses, on which the NHS relies, is “drying up”. ...
Skills shortage costs British businesses £2bn a year, survey finds image
. Skills shortages in Britain are costing businesses more than £2bn a year in higher salaries, recruitment costs and temporary staffing bills, according to research by the Open University. ...
Deliveroo set to become a tech 'unicorn' as investors seek a slice image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of July 2017 11:57:55 AM
....In April it emerged that managers at Deliveroo had been given a list of dos and don’ts setting out how to talk to the firm’s couriers, using terms that appeared designed to fend off claims the couriers were employees. Couriers should be referred to as “independent suppliers”, according to the document seen by the Guardian, and that, instead of hiring riders at a recruitment centre, senior staff should undertake “onboarding” at a “supply centre”. ...
Skilled labour shortage fuelled by uncertainty for EU workers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 25th of June 2017 11:01:43 PM
....The balance of companies facing challenges in recruiting unskilled labour also rose to 26% from 14%, according to the predominantly small and medium-sized businesses surveyed for Lloyds bank’s regular Business in Britain report. Lloyds’ findings come after the National Farmers’ Union warned that the number of seasonal workers coming to the UK this year had dropped by 17%, because the lack of clarity on the future for EU workers in post-Brexit Britain and a drop in the value of sterling had hit recruitment. ...
M&S fashion chief will leave behind £1.7m as she departs Halfords image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 05:24:01 PM
....16m in potential long-term bonus share awards, which stretched to 2019, a third of last year’s bonus, which had been deferred in shares worth £53,130, and about £260,000 related to compensation for missed bonuses at her previous employer the fast food chain McDonalds. M&S’s annual report says: “Where an individual forfeits outstanding variable pay opportunities or contractual rights at a previous employer as a result of appointment, the [company] may offer compensatory payments or buy-out awards, dependent on the individual circumstances of recruitment, determined on a case-by-case basis. ...
British farmers warn loss of EU workers will see strawberry prices soar image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 12:00:22 AM
.... Producers have called on the government to introduce a permit scheme for seasonal workers to ensure that the expansion of soft fruit production in the UK is not brought to a halt. Their warning comes as farmers say the number of seasonal workers coming to the UK this year has already dropped by 17% this year, because the lack of clarity on the future for EU workers in post-Brexit Britain and a drop in the value of sterling have hit recruitment. ...
Jaguar Land Rover to recruit 5,000 staff after record year of sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of June 2017 04:50:45 PM
.... There will also be code-breaking challenges to test applicants’ “curiosity, persistence, lateral thinking and problem solving skills”. JLR said: “The best performers will be fast-tracked through the recruitment process, helping to meet Jaguar Land Rover’s ambition to employ thousands of bright new talents over the next year. ...
You’re unsuited to your company, not your job’ – our work expert responds image
....• It does sound like there’s a language confidence issue here – you say his English is excellent but if he’s not willing or able to draft this letter is it really as good as you say? Green123. • The “big four” have struggled to fill their recruitment targets over the past couple of years, so a direct approach via their websites could be worth a shout at this time of year. ...
As with everything Brexit, the battle for the City will be messy | Nils Pratley image
....That’s a long way from the £10. 50 of a year ago, before the first of two hefty profits warnings related to overspending on the London congestion charge contract and failure to spot the rot in the now-sold recruitment business. ...
UK employers plan to keep hiring despite Brexit and slow growth image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 05:01:47 AM
....Employers in Britain are planning to take on new workers over coming months despite looming Brexit negotiations and slower economic growth, according to a survey. A poll of 2,109 employers by recruitment agency ManpowerGroup found that a net balance of 5% were planning to increase staff levels rather than cut them over the July-to-September quarter. ...
Brexit talks and government uncertainty cast a long cloud over business image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 11th of June 2017 12:01:00 AM
.... . This casts a long shadow over UK businesses, who have to make crucial investment and recruitment decisions against a backdrop of squabbling politicians, volatile stock markets, the weakened pound and our prickly relationship with the EU. ...
Gordon Ramsay's Brexit nightmare: chef hires team to halt rising costs image
....In the accounts, for the 12 months to the end of August 2016, the firm warns: “As a consequence of the referendum in the summer of 2016 there is a great deal of uncertainty about the future direction of the economy. “This will have a number of potential implications including cost pressures due to the inflationary impact of sterling against the euro, recruitment and the general economic climate. ...
US oil firm Halliburton branded ‘obscene’ over unpaid UK internships image
....Oil industry company Halliburton has been branded “obscene” for advertising unpaid UK internships, which critics say give an unfair advantage to people from privileged backgrounds. In an advert on its recruitment site, Halliburton said it was seeking “people who want to innovate, achieve, grow and lead” for student internships at its office in Chiswick, west London. ...
EY report: Scottish economy 'stuck in slow lane' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 5th of June 2017 11:23:30 PM
....In terms of staff demand, the data signalled the fastest rate of expansion in the survey's 14-year history, with growth faster in Scotland than across the UK as a whole. Scottish recruitment consultancies also recorded further steep growth in demand for temporary staff. ...
Telegram image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 5th of June 2017 08:29:16 AM
.... . Like many other such groups, IS has been an enthusiastic user of social media and the web, broadcasting propaganda about its successes and using it as a recruitment tool. ...
Nearly 10 million Britons are in insecure work, says union image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 5th of June 2017 06:01:45 AM
....Roache said workers were likely to suffer more if the UK economy slowed further, and the Treasury was being deprived of tax receipts. Adrian Gregory, the chief executive of the London-based recruitment agency Extraman, who gave evidence to an MP-led inquiry into the future of the world of work in March, told the GMB that employment agencies’ use of tax-avoidance schemes was proliferating. ...
Canada calling: tech industry lures workers north in wake of Trump image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 4th of June 2017 10:00:21 AM
.... Another made by a startup in southern Ontario featured Trump flashing a thumbs up. The brazen recruitment campaign was among the first to capture the streak of opportunism now rippling through Canada’s tech sector. ...
Let’s hope a hung parliament can halt the Brexit disaster image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 4th of June 2017 05:59:15 AM
.... As I understand it, extra NHS spending is running at no more than 1% a year in “real” – ie inflation-adjusted – terms, whereas merely to avoid going backwards the service needs an annual real-terms increase of 4%. Furthermore, the situation threatens to get a whole lot worse, as the service suffers from the thinly disguised racism behind Ukip’s conquest of the Conservative party – and May’s obsession with reducing immigration almost guarantees an impending recruitment crisis. ...
'I have little doubt your daughter should leave' – our work expert responds image
.... She is clerical so is possibly easier to place than a specialist role. But it may be worth checking whether there are any recruitment firms specialising in your field that could place you on a fixed-term or contract basis. ...
Black and Asian workers more likely to have insecure jobs, says TUC image
.... That call chimes with Labour’s pledge to ban all zero-hours contracts and put a halt to unpaid internships if it wins next week’s snap general election. The trade union group is also calling for rules that force employers to publish ethnic monitoring reports on recruitment, pay and employment type. ...
Trade union membership has plunged to all-time low, says ONS image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 10:43:25 AM
....“Cuts to the public sector workforce have meant the loss of many good quality jobs, and recent growth in private sector employment has been characterised by a large proportion of insecure jobs,” said the TUC general secretary, Frances O’Grady. “This presents challenges to trade unions for recruitment. ...
Just the job? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 29th of May 2017 11:25:58 PM
....Ever had a job interview that seemed to have nothing to do with your ability to do the job? It appears that plenty of people can answer "yes" to that question. Katherine Irvine was 37 when she went for a job as a recruitment consultant in Cornwall. ...
Back to work image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 28th of May 2017 11:09:28 PM
.... It was part-time, location-wise it was flexible and it was relevant to my engineering skills," she says. "I had heard some horror stories from people with big gaps in their CV where the initial [recruitment] filter just puts them straight in the bin. ...
Brexit and the coming food crisis: ‘If you can’t feed a country, you haven’t got a country’ image
.... But many more are just seasonal, coming and going at short notice. Every single one is interviewed for a job by a member of Kay’s team; they run temporary recruitment centres in town halls and civic libraries across eastern Europe. ...
Sports Direct recruiter Transline sold to rival Russell Taylor Group image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 05:16:24 PM
....”. Ben Russell, group chief executive of Russell Taylor Holdings – which recruits for construction, engineering, warehousing and manufacturing – said: “Transline has been a growing force within the industrial recruitment industry for nearly three decades. ...
University of Apple  image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 11:03:56 PM
....The global "ransomware" computer hack last week once again raised concerns about the acute shortage of cyber-security skills in many countries. There have been plenty of warnings about this - and IBM's general manager for security, Marc van Zadelhoff, has called for a different approach to recruitment. ...
EasyJet half-year loss widens on weaker pound image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 07:28:42 AM
....It added that it expected to meet current forecasts for its performance for the rest of the year. In a separate announcement, EasyJet said it would be launching its largest pilot recruitment drive in June, as it looks for an additional 450 pilots. ...
Jobs market will suffer a Brexit slowdown, say experts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 11:01:29 PM
....3% and expected to rise over coming months. Pay expectations are now at their weakest in three and a half years, according to the survey of more than 1,000 employers by HR specialists the CIPD and Adecco, the recruitment agency. ...
Pret a Manger considers putting New York IPO on the menu image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 02:23:58 PM
....In the UK, about 65% of its workforce is drawn from EU countries other than Britain. The company has traditionally relied on its website to fill vacancies, with applicants directed to a recruitment centre in London, but it has started advertising roles in job centres and on social media to try to attract British workers. ...
You're fired! image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 01:38:41 PM
....Whether you're sacking someone in person or putting it in writing, the general message is keep it concise. "Being to the point, and not having an hour-long chat about the last football game before sharing the decision is very important," says Jeannine Hertel, chief operating officer at the Singapore operation of recruitment firm Mercuri Urval. ...
Aberdeen-Standard deal 'to cost 800 jobs' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 06:34:28 AM
.... . "Other appropriate steps will be taken to minimise the number of compulsory redundancies, including the active management of Standard Life's and Aberdeen's recruitment and vacancies. ...
UK firms struggle to find employees – even before Brexit bites image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 05:01:52 AM
. Employers in the UK are struggling to fill vacancies after the sharpest drop for more than a year in the number of available candidates, according to a report that points to more recruitment difficulties ahead once Brexit bites. ...
TV's got talent: top jobs in UK broadcasting up for grabs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 06:29:22 AM
....The first top TV job to fall vacant is likely to be at ITV, with Crozier departing at the end of June. Finance director Ian Griffiths will step up to chief operating officer and run the company for an interim period, while the chairman, Sir Peter Bazalgette, becomes executive chairman and oversees the recruitment of Crozier’s replacement. ...
Social media giants 'shamefully far' from tackling illegal content image
.... . Hate speech, terror recruitment videos and sexual images of children all took too long to be removed, said the Home Affairs Select Committee report. ...
General election: May paves way for end to pledges on NI and income tax image
....The response led to an angry reaction from nursing chiefs. The RCN’s chief executive, Janet Davies, said the 1% cap on basic pay increases in the public sector was “fuelling a recruitment and retention crisis” that was risking patient safety. ...
Pret a Manger tries to woo British workers as Brexit looms image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 07:01:44 PM
....Pret a Manger has embarked on a charm offensive to attract more British workers as it faces up to potential staff shortages after Brexit. “Traditionally at Pret we just had our recruitment centre and everybody just came to us,” said its chief executive, Clive Schlee. ...
Amazon creates 1,200 jobs at warehouse equipped with advanced robotics image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 10:34:55 AM
.... Employees also receive grants of Amazon shares and a company pension. “We are thrilled to begin recruitment for 1,200 new permanent roles in Warrington with competitive wages and comprehensive benefits starting on day one,” said Perego. ...
How can companies cut the UK's class pay gap? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 05:30:08 AM
.... In fact, more than 190 employers have signed up to the government’s Social Mobility Business Compact scheme, which aims to “address elitism and improve social mobility by encouraging businesses to open up opportunities to everyone”. As one of the lead signatories, Deloitte has introduced new ways to broaden out its recruitment. ...
Sports Direct staff supplier Transline faces administration image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 03:57:01 PM
....An employment agency that provides staff for Sports Direct's largest warehouse is facing administration. Transline Group said it was suffering from "tighter margins in the recruitment industry". ...
Sports Direct agency Transline preparing for insolvency image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 10:49:04 AM
....It also follows the firm being axed last month from supplying temporary warehousing staff to the world’s largest retailer Amazon, and comes two weeks after the company announced that Colin Beasley – who was the majority shareholder when the group founded - had left its board. A Transline spokesperson said: “The company has suffered as a result of a continued move to tighter margins in the recruitment industry. ...
Brexit brain drain threatens UK universities, MPs warn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 05:00:39 AM
....”. Prof Sir Robert Lechler, president of the Academy of Medical Sciences, said he was more concerned about the recruitment of people than future access to funding. ...
'You're hired Mr Happy' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 11:03:35 PM
....". In explaining the thinking behind this rather novel approach to recruitment, Mr Timpson, 74, says that while you can train someone to do a job, you cannot train their personality. ...
'It was like the tap turned off on job applications': SMEs post Brexit vote image
. For many SMEs Brexit is proving a recruitment nightmare. ...
Australia to introduce stricter rules on working visas image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 07:38:55 AM
....The 457 visa programme is used mainly to hire foreign workers in the restaurant, IT and medical industries - the majority came from India, the UK and China. But PM Malcolm Turnbull said it would be abolished to prioritise the recruitment of Australian nationals. ...
Rise of the intern minority harms job hopes for the majority image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of April 2017 07:11:58 PM
.... But many of the positions do not offer meaningful learning opportunities, have poor working conditions, and are inaccessible to young people without the connections or the knowhow to obtain one. The thinktank said focus groups conducted with graduates revealed that “discrimination, low confidence in navigating opaque recruitment practices, and a lack of knowledge in how to find good placements, can prevent young people from less privileged backgrounds from securing an internship. ...
UK firms 'struggling to recruit staff' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 01:07:25 AM
....The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) spoke to 7,300 businesses in the manufacturing and services sectors, and found the percentage seeking to hire had grown by up to 9% in the last quarter. But most also experienced "high levels of recruitment difficulties" which the BCC said was a risk to growth. ...
The money machine: how a high-profile corruption investigation fell apart image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 05:00:26 AM
.... Money can flow unhindered between countries, but police officers cannot, so it is always more difficult to prosecute a crime than to commit one. At the start of each year, Ukraine budgets for the money it plans to reclaim from its deposed rulers, and at the end of the year activists from the Anti-Corruption Action Centre (an NGO that oversees recruitment of Ukraine’s new anti-corruption detectives) calculate how much of that money prosecutors actually found. ...
The good stuff image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 11:19:56 PM
.... . "Engaged employees lead not only to better corporate performance, but also significant cost savings through stronger retention and more targeted recruitment based on cultural appreciation," she says. ...
Barclays boss used bank's security team to hunt for whistleblower image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 09:06:17 AM
....The letters are understood to have made allegations about the previous conduct of Tim Main, who worked with Staley at US bank JP Morgan and was then recruited to Barclays in a senior role last June. Main declined to comment but, according to Barclays, the letters raised concerns of “a personal nature about the senior employee, Mr Staley’s knowledge of and role in dealing with those issues at a previous employer, and the appropriateness of the recruitment process followed on this occasion by Barclays”. ...
Gender pay gap image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 11:50:56 AM
....She said the problem was that "just a handful" of engineering apprentices and graduates are female. "Until we are able to move the dial on female recruitment we are unlikely to see much movement on closing the gender pay gap," she added. ...
Deliveroo accused of 'creating vocabulary' to avoid calling couriers employees image
.... The document provides carefully worded example sentences to explain how work practices can be described – and how they can’t. Instead of hiring riders at a recruitment centre, for example, senior staff undertake “onboarding” at a “supply centre”. ...
You're hired? New levy and tougher rules signal apprenticeship shakeup image
....While engineering has long relied on apprenticeships there is hope the levy will also encourage other sectors to open themselves up to employing more people through paid training schemes. The accountancy firm Deloitte says even before the levy, white collar apprenticeships were becoming more important as its sector realised the business benefits of casting a wider recruitment net. ...
UK's gender pay rankings will put discrimination under spotlight image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of April 2017 12:16:22 PM
....8%. The company has been looking at how to entrench gender equality through its recruitment, management, pay, environment and giving people ways to speak up. ...
Help us fix Brexit labour shortage with Saturday jobs, say employers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 1st of April 2017 12:23:10 PM
....Her comments come as the hospitality sector this week became the first major UK industry to set out a plan to reduce its dependence on EU workers. Without future EU migration, the British Hospitality Association said, hotels, restaurants and others faced a recruitment crisis, with upwards of 60,000 workers per year needed in addition to the ongoing recruitment of 200,000 workers to replace churn. ...
Clean up your act on diversity, government tells FTSE companies image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 11:36:15 AM
....It concluded that helping black and minority ethnic people to progress in their careers at the same rate as their white counterparts could add £24bn a year to the British economy. McGregor-Smith, a Conservative peer and the former chief executive of facilities management company Mitie, said recruitment processes, biases and, in some cases, outright discrimination had held back workers from BME backgrounds. ...
Sports Direct workers paid less than minimum wage yet to get back pay image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 10:15:04 AM
.... However, written evidence sent to the inquiry by one agency chief executive suggested poor practices are common. A submission by Adrian Gregory, the director of London-based recruitment agency Extraman and a campaigner against abuses within the industry, said: “Having spent 30 years in the business, I would … suggest that my particular part of the recruitment industry, that dealing with unskilled industrial staff, currently operates with little regard for the law and none whatever for any ethical considerations. ...
The British jobs Brexit makes hard to fill image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 04:00:06 PM
.... And pressures will only grow, because a third of doctors plan to retire by 2020. Care homes, where underfunding and recruitment problems have reached crisis levels, are also hugely reliant on EU-born workers. ...
Pret a Manger to pay work experience recruits after criticism of unpaid scheme image
....Pret a Manger has said it will now pay hundreds of teenagers it plans to hire this summer, after campaigners criticised the company for offering work experience roles for free food but no pay. The Guardian reported that the sandwich chain hoped to solve its looming recruitment crisis by offering 500 16- to 18-year-olds a week of unpaid work experience. ...
Pret a Manger looks to UK's teenagers to tackle looming staff crisis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 07:00:03 AM
. Pret a Manger is hoping to solve its looming recruitment crisis by offering 500 British teenagers a week of unpaid work experience. ...
Boss of British Gas owner gets 40% pay rise as millions live in fuel poverty image
....Much of the increase in Conn’s remuneration package is a £1. 4m “recruitment award”, compensation for rewards he forfeited when he joined Centrica in January 2015 after a 29-year career at BP. ...
Google promises to take action on 'hateful' content image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 08:15:36 AM
....A recent investigation by the Times found adverts from a range of well-known firms and organisations had appeared alongside content from supporters of extremist groups on YouTube. Last week, ministers summoned Google for talks at the Cabinet Office after imposing a temporary restriction on the government's own adverts, including for military recruitment and blood donation campaigns. ...
Advertising control image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 12:07:48 AM
. One of the biggest challenges for advertisers right now is "to make sure your advert doesn't end up next to a recruitment video for Isis", says Matt Scheckner, founder of an advertising industry extravaganza being held in London this week. ...
Google apologises after ads appear next to extremist content image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 10:09:41 AM
....Read Rory's blog in full. Last week, ministers summoned Google for talks at the Cabinet Office after imposing a temporary restriction on the government's own adverts, including for military recruitment and blood donation campaigns. ...
'Out of control' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 12:02:11 AM
...."I knew there needed to be something for people with disabilities who just need a little bit of flexibility from their employers," she says. So she decided to quit her government job and launch Enabled Employment, a recruitment consultancy that helps people with a disability find paid work. ...
George Osborne is laughing at us as he takes his Evening Standard job | Aditya Chakrabortty image
....The fundamental job of any free press is to hold power to account. This recruitment blows that idea out of the water. ...
French advertising giant pulls out of Google and YouTube image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 03:08:24 PM
....An investigation by the Times claimed that as well as taxpayer-funded ads from the government, ads from several media and retail companies including Channel 4, the BBC, Argos and L’Oréal also appeared alongside extremist content on Google and YouTube. A government spokeswoman said: “Digital advertising is a cost-effective way for the government to engage millions of people in vital campaigns such as military recruitment and blood donation. ...
YouTube: UK government suspends ads amid extremism concerns image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 11:15:21 AM
.... . Ministers have summoned Google for talks at the Cabinet Office after imposing a temporary restriction on its own ads - including for military recruitment and blood donation campaigns - appearing on YouTube. ...
Google summoned   by ministers as government pulls ads over extremist content image
....Pressure mounted on Google as Isba, an organisation representing British advertisers with hundreds of members, urged the company to overhaul its practices. A government spokeswoman said: “Digital advertising is a cost-effective way for the government to engage millions of people in vital campaigns such as military recruitment and blood donation. ...
Has the tech bubble peaked? Signs that the startup boom may be fizzling image
....Today, rents are still expensive, but the market has plateaued after years of painful increases. It’s part of a broader trend in the Bay Area: Silicon Valley’s technology bubble has had some of its wind knocked out – not bursting, but fizzling – with VCs making fewer investments, startup valuations falling, and recruitment slowing. ...

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