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Job Market Concerns

Latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures underline the crisis facing the jobs market now we are exiting lockdown. With vacancies understandably falling to a record low in May, the claimant count soaring and over nine million jobs having been furloughed at some point since March, the signs point to a labour market in some distress with millions of workers’ wages being subsidised by government. The ONS vacancies series shows

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GUIDANCE FOR RECRUITMENT AND HR – Supporting social distancing and remote working

Recruiting remotely may be the new norm for a while but how should we do that? This paper seeks to propose a straightforward approach to getting it right. I also think recruiting remotely may also remove some bias in face to face recruiting decisions. Moving hiring managers to a more fact based analysis and decision, naturally removing some of the ‘gut feel’ and by association personal bias, perhaps can’t be

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Covid-19 Business Continuity Update

Dear Clients and Candidates, As the rather extraordinary Covid-19 situation continues to develop, I wanted to write to let you know that in line with government advice, the majority of our staff started working remotely with effect from Monday the 16th of March. We have the technology in place to ensure that there will be no interruption to the service we are able to provide to both clients and candidates

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Simpson Booth launches new division

Simpson Booth are pleased to announce the launch of Berkeley Booth, a new brand specifically focused on the provision of recruitment and consulting support across the functions of Tax, HR and People Services. This new division has been set up following a period of significant growth in their offering in these areas. As well as the provision of traditional Executive Search and contingent recruitment, Berkeley Booth offers consultancy services across

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Quality Still Counts!

Specialist recruitment business and HR consultancy Simpson Booth has announced a recently successful audit of its ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 Management System Certification. Formed in 2012, Simpson Booth have held their ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certification since 2014. Given the ongoing cost and requirements to maintain such a system, this is a demonstrable commitment to our clients and candidates and the standard of service we provide. In concluding the

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Simpson Booth’s acquisition of Aqute

Specialist recruitment business and HR consultancy Simpson Booth has announced the completion of the acquisition of the business of Aqute Limited, a specialist IT and Technology recruitment company working in the UK and across Europe, with a particular focus on Spain. Simpson Booth Ltd, founded in 2012 with headquarters in London and a presence in the north-east of Scotland, is continuing to expand its offering as part of a growth

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Simpson Booth sponsors the Executive of the Year award

Simpson Booth were delighted to sponsor the Executive of the Year award at the Oil & Gas Council’s World Oil & Gas Week Awards Dinner in London. It was a great event, hosted by Rory Bremner and attended by over 800 senior oil & gas professionals. Congratulations to Karl Johnny Hersik, CEO of Det Norske who won Executive of the Year, and to all the other winners and runners-up

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Quality Standards

Simpson Booth are delighted to announce that our most recent certification audit for our ISO 9001:2008 & ISO 14001:2004 awards, has been successfully completed, confirming that we continue to maintain the high standards required of the ISO accreditation that was first awarded to us in March 2015. Conducted by the independent certification body, DNV GL, the rigorous two day audit undertaken in September confirmed the Management System Certification of our

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