November 2018
November 2018

Editors Letter


From ‘you’re hired’ to hiring

Where are you on Wednesday nights? Working up a sweat at your weekly spin class? Tackling the never-ending stack of life-admin tasks? Or heading down the local to tackle your mid-week crisis?

Here at Recruitment Grapevine, there’s only one place we want to be – sat in front of the TV watching the new series of The Apprentice. Lord Sugar has returned to the Boardroom to dish out some cracking one-liners and waggle his finger at clueless wannabies, while rival teams Typhoon and Collaborative attempt to fashion half-baked ‘bespoke’ doughnuts or flog hefty bodybuilding equipment. We love seeing the candidates fighting to do everything in their power to avoid the chastising coffee of reflection – served in a grim polystyrene cup with compliments from the Bridge Café.

In this issue, Recruitment Grapevine speaks to former Apprentice winner Ricky Martin, Founder and Managing Director of Hyper Recruitment Solutions (HRS), about becoming the first of Lord Sugar’s hand-picked protégées to hit the £1million milestone and his journey through the challenging business process since his win in 2012. Additionally, we ask recruiters about whether the industry needs to embrace flexible working, and to industry experts about what went wrong with Amazon’s ‘sexist’ AI recruiter.

Sophie ParrottSignature Sophie
Sophie Parrott - Staff Writer

 

Contents


Advisory Board

Bev White
Gi Group

Bev White

UK & Ireland CEO

Bev joined Gi Group in January 2017 as the UK & Ireland CEO. Her responsibilities include temporary and permanent recruitment across a UK wide network of branches and onsite managed client operations, professional search and selection, coaching, career development, career transition and training.

Keith Rosser
Safer Jobs

Keith Rosser

Chair Director

Keith chairs Metropolitan Police founded charity, SAFERjobs. He was also recently appointed to the Ministerial Advisory Panel for UK Government on the Taylor Review of Modern Employment Practices and is a Committee Member of ECHO, a Home Office body advising on legislation around right to work.

Adrian Marlowe
Arc

Adrian Marlowe

Director, Chair & Chief Spokesperson

Adrian is the Founder and Managing Director of Lawspeed, the recruitment law specialist consultancy. Adrian has been involved in various legislative consultations including the Conduct of Employment.

Ann Swain
APSCo

Ann Swain

Chief Executive

Ann has over 30 years’ recruitment experience that includes time as Managing Director of Learning Curve and UK Sales Director at Computer People.

Tom Hadley
Recruitment & Employment Confederation

Tom Hadley

Director

Tom Hadley is the Director of Policy & Professional Services at the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) - the professional body for the UK recruitment industry, representing 3,200 corporate members and over 10,000 individual members of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals (IRP).

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