Dealing with rogue recruiters – are your recruiters legal or lethal?

Recruiters are often subject to fair amount of bad press. Whilst I’d love to say that these negative typecasts are often unfounded, it would seem that in some cases, they’re rather more accurate than we would like to admit. I’m talking again about the worrying trend of certain recruiters sending candidate CVs to companies without […]


During the forthcoming festive period our opening hours are as follows: Mon 22 Dec – usual hours Tues 23 Dec – usual hours Wed 24 Dec – open only until 12 noon Thurs 25 & Fri 26 Dec – closed Mon 29, Tues 30 Dec & Wed 31 – usual hours Thurs 1 Jan – closed […]

Current ONS employment stats report record high employment levels

The Office of National Statistics report that last quarters employment levels continue to rise and unemployment continues to fall across Great Britain, continuing the trend of the past two years. ONS headline figures are now: EMPLOYMENT: UNEMPLOYMENT: ECONOMICALLY INATIVE: There are 8.78m people aged 16 – 64 who are out of work but not seeking […]

REC’s Compliance Test – we scored 100%!

      Earlier this week we completed the Recruitment & Employment Confederation’s Compliance Test and achieved a staggering 100%, well beyond the 75% pass mark. REC Members must pass this test every 2 years, to prove their knowledge of current legislation and the REC’s Code of Conduct. It cover topics such as Contracts, Advertising, […]

Results are in from the REC/KPMG’s Jan ’14 ‘Report on Jobs’

  This monthly guide to the UK labour market, which uses survey data provided by a select panel of recruitment consultancies (including yours truly), clearly reports continued increasing confidence from UK Employer’s.   At a glance: Vacancies rise at fastest pace in almost 16 years!

Festive opening hours


During the forthcoming festive period our opening hours are as follows: Mon 23 Dec – usual hours Tues 24 Dec – open only until 12 noon Wed 25 & Thurs 26 Dec – closed Fri 27 Dec – usual hours Mon 30 & Tues 31 Dec – usual hours Wed 1 Jan – closed Thurs […]

Christmas contractor payroll deadlines


Please see below for our payroll timetable, which accommodates for the Christmas and New Year period.     For week ending 15th December 2013: payroll as normal For week ending 22nd December 2013: timesheets have to be in and authorised by 9am on Friday 20th December 2013 for payment on Monday 30th December 2013

IP EXPO 2013

Next week the doors will open on this year’s IP EXPO at London’s Earls Court. You can plan your visit in advance at MyVisit but here are some of the headlines: 1.    Q&A session with the world’s most notorious hacker,  Kevin Mitnick – Keynote Day 1 …

Jacobs to buy SKM for £765M

US consulting giant Jacobs has signed an agreement to take over Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM) in a deal worth £765M, subject to shareholder approval. SKM said the deal, described as a merger, represents the best way for it to achieve it’s vision to broaden its business across geographies, sectors and skills.

Vodafone sells Verizon stake for $130bn

Vodafone has sold its 45% stake in Verizon Wireless to US telecoms group Verizon Communications in one of the biggest deals in corporate history. The $130bn (£84bn) deal was announced on Monday by Vodafone after the close of trading on the London Stock Exchange. The company will return £54bn to its shareholders, of which £22bn […]