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    AI Psychometrics Push

    AI recruitment firm, AssessFirst, has teamed up with leading Midlands based brand agency Champions (UK) plc to accelerate the introduction of advanced psychometrics to UK companies recruiting and managing workforces. Founded in 2002 with more than 3,500 clients worldwide, including Coca Cola and Puma, AssessFirst say they want to reinvent the way in which companies and recruiters hire staff in the UK.

    The human-centric future

    From the advent of the steam engine through to the creation of the internet, we as humans constantly strive for ingenuity and innovation. Our history is a story of individuals seeking to maximise use of the resources around us, to enable more productive and efficient ways of working. This ever-churning conveyor belt of workplace inventions continues to produce ingenious new technology at an astounding pace, with no sign of slowing down. AI, robotics, and automation, once the stuff of science fiction, are beginning to appear in more and more workplaces across the globe, and data shows this could yet continue.

    Shaping future careers

    Since COVID-19 became part of the vernacular, disruption has been the name of the game and no sector, industry or individual has been immune. This is particularly the case for recruitment. Much of the narrative has been around digitisation and the future of work yet it’s easy to overlook the individuals at the centre of this situation – job seekers.

    Engagement and efficiency

    Access Recruitment has launched its new worker mobile app, Access WorkView. With skills shortages prevalent in many sectors such as education, logistics and healthcare, Access WorkView has been created for recruitment companies to help them retain their existing temporary workers through better candidate engagement.

    Web wise

    Encore Personnel has launched an innovative new website to support job seekers in finding their perfect role quickly, as unemployment figures continue to rise. The company, which has just reported a record turnover during its busiest year to date, operates 22 managed services sites and supplies more than 3,500 temporary staff per week to businesses across the region.

    Online Solution Grows

    Smart Recruit Online who have created a software platform that helps businesses optimise online recruitment has raised £630,000 to support its growth plans. The funding has come from the MEIF Proof of Concept & Early Stage Fund, which is managed by Mercia and part of the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF), and private investors.

    Post-pandemic hiring view

    PitchMe, the global tech-driven, skills-based talent marketplace, has announces key corporate momentum figures, including year-over-year company growth increasing by 5 times from 2020 to 2021. An AI-powered candidate profiling and hiring solution, PitchMe in an AI powered candidate profiling and hiring solution which uses sophisticated machine learning technology to make hiring smarter and free from bias using its matching algorithm to connect candidates with the right employment opportunities as well as identifying key upskilling opportunities.

    Zenjob expands

    Zenjob (www.zenjob.com) an online platform for side jobs in Germany, has officially launched its service in the Netherlands. This is the very first international expansion for Zenjob, with more countries to follow in the near future. Zenjob distinguishes itself by offering flexible last-minute jobs as well as long term side jobs and guaranteeing fast payout. After a successful pilot in Amsterdam, Zenjob is now active in The Hague, Groningen, Haarlem, Leiden, Nijmegen, Rotterdam, Tilburg and Utrecht. Zenjob will be available in more Dutch cities in the coming months. In Germany, Zenjob offers its service in 35 cities so far.

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