• Perceptions of the Recruitment Industry

    By Michael Allen of Brightred Resourcing Limited June 2015 In September 2011, the Resource Solutions Group joined forces with APSCo to release a survey to their client and contractor base at the time. The purpose of the exercise was to discover and document perceptions of the recruitment industry. You can see their findings here. It […]

  • Where are all the Women?

    By Michael Allen of Brightred Resourcing Limited May 2015  In an article written for Forbes magazine in 2012, writer Mark Fidelman presented his findings regarding the issue of shortfall in the number of women employed in technology positions. He discussed the evidence with ten successful women who had, at the time, made it to the top of […]

  • What is the potential impact of a changing government on the UK employment legislation and how might this impact the recruitment industry?

    By Michael Allen of Brightred Resourcing Limited April 2015 With the general election only a matter of weeks away, political rhetoric is heating up. Each party fighting in the General Election has policies and manifesto commitments which will, if implemented, have major implications throughout the political landscape, not least in the workplace. Employment law is […]

  • Keeping it real

    By Michael Allen of Brightred Resourcing Limited In today’s economic climate, how do you reassure your clients that your company follows through the promises it makes? In the UK, the recruitment industry frequently boasts about offering an exemplary quality of service, when in reality it often falls short. There is a growing trend of internet-based […]

  • Do workplace apprenticeship schemes add any value to the recruitment industry?

    In his 2013 Autumn Statement, the chancellor George Osborne announced a major reform to the way apprenticeships worked. Not only would the Government be doubling the number available, meaning that over the following two years, an additional 20,000 young people could opt for training on the job, but employers would now be funded directly through […]

  • Interview with Zohra Hussain, Brightred’s first apprentice

    So Zohra, why did you choose an apprenticeship over going to university? When I was in years 10 and 11 at school in Slough, I was appointed as the co-manager of the executive team. My main role was to recruit new members and it was down to me to conduct prospective candidates’ interviews and assessments. […]