San Francisco: A Cultural Hub Housing A Crippling Homeless Epidemic

San Francisco’s long-suffering homeless epidemic is threatening to tarnish the city’s reputation. Will an extra $30 million help lower the number of ‘tent cities’ and keep visitors coming back to one of America’s culture capitals?

8 Key Characteristics To Look For In Graduate Recruiters

It’s that time of year where a new class of graduates will be hitting the job boards in search of their first stepping stone into the world of work. But, in this day and age, it isn’t easy for a graduate to land a job straight after graduation. The job market is fierce with tough […]

UK Some Of The Most Unhappiest Employees In The World

The UK has one of lowest levels of staff satisfaction, ranking sixth in an international study of employee happiness, according to research released by global recruitment consultancy Robert Half. Working alongside happiness and well-being expert Nic Marks of Happiness Works, Marks’ team evaluated the levels of employee happiness among more than 23,000 working professionals across Europe, […]

Recruiters Hiring Apprentices Will Need To Tick All The Boxes

Government guidelines published on June 26 have concluded recruitment companies as well as other sectors will be held responsible for making sure all apprenticeship programme requirements are met. As part of the new apprenticeship levy, introduced in April this year, 20% of training given must be ‘off-the-job’, whereby one-fifth of learning will need to take […]

44% Of European Employees Paid Late, New Research Claims

More than two-fifths of European employees have either been paid late or incorrectly by their employers, according to new analysis by SD Worx. The global HR and service provider revealed 48% of the 4,000 employees surveyed had been paid incorrectly, with 79% having to pinpoint the issue themselves. The online survey, which collected responses from […]

Permanent Vacancies Stand Strong As Demand For Contractors Dips

Recruiters have reported a steady rise in the number of permanent vacancies available, while the demand for contractors has plunged 13% year-on-year. Data collected by the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) reveals considerable differences between the trade association’s core sector groups in terms of hiring activity. While permanent vacancies across both finance and engineering […]

RIDI: Apprenticeship Levy ‘Prime Opportunity’ To Unlocking Disabled Talent

The Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative (RIDI) has declared the Apprenticeship Levy will offer employers a ‘prime opportunity’ to improve disabled talent pipelines, as a result of its recent roundtable discussion. Attended by a diverse mix of representatives from both private and public sector companies, key recommendations as a result of the event included: raising the […]

The QPS Case — A Lesson In Why Recruiters Need To Cautiously Choose Suppliers

An elaborate VAT scam constructed by three members of the Copp family (Geoffrey, 55, his brother Andrew, 51, and son Joshua, 24) allowed them to live a life of pure excess, opulence and greed. Whilst enjoying the many gambling trips to Vegas casinos and posing on private jets with cash-loaded briefcases, foreign manual workers were […]