HR & Business News Round up

Executive recruiters Dorset

A round-up of Business & HR News – Local, National & Beyond
Cherry-picked for you…!

21st June
Bournemouth Echo:Brexit ‘could cost every household £2,200
Brexit is likely to cost every household money and spell job losses, although some industries in Dorset could see a positive effect.

20th June
Bournemouth Echo: The boss of retirement housing giant McCarthy & Stone is to leave the company after it warned of a fall in earnings.
Chief executive Clive Fenton led the Bournemouth-based business through its return to the stock market in 2015.

19th June
Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth’s retail and leisure industries are among fastest-growing in the UK, a report suggests.
The consumer sector employed 22,100 people and was worth £320million in gross value added (GVA) in the last quarter of 2017.

18th June
Bournemouth Echo: Video interview platform launched for recruiters
Of course, it could never beat the real thing :0) – but interesting idea from local entrepreneur trio.

17th June
FinancialExpress, India: The new workplace: From sleeping pods to meditation areas, co-working spaces are leaving no stone unturned to lure millennial worker
We have THIS workspace in Bournemouth, but this workplace in India takes things to a whole new level!

17th June Top salespeople need specific skill set
This U.S story highlights the skills sales people working in retail need to have – an area very much under threat here in the UK, it’s even more vital we get the skills right.

17th June Hands-on trading experience helps graduates find investment jobs
The importance of practical work experience when you’re looking for that first job out of Uni.

16th June
The Metro: People share stories of sex and romance at work
That old chestnut – stories of the heart in the workplace – good and bad!

15th June HRH The Earl of Wessex visits Sunseeker International
Poole’s iconic luxury boat builder, Sunseeker International, recently welcomed HRH The Earl of Wessex.

15th June Innovation Centre
Three expanding companies are to relocate to larger workspaces within a flourishing innovation centre in south Hampshire, following a £7 million extension.

14th June
Ransomware hackers demand £120,000
Cybercriminals locked a Dorset business out of its computer system in a bid to blackmail it for £120,000.

The engineering firm refused to meet the hackers’ demands and the Daily Echo understands it lost access to vital data including personal information about its staff, who number around 100.

14th June
Dorset LEP looks for ideas to make the county more productive
Businesses and public bodies are being urged to come up with ideas for projects which would boost Dorset’s productivity.
It is organising workshops to explain more about the proposal, which is looking for projects that would require grants of at least £250,000.

14th June
Redundancies possible’ in financial services
The outlook for the business and financial services sector – which employs thousands locally – has fallen to a nine-year low which could spell redundancies, research suggests.

13th June
Revealed: How Dorset Innovation Park is set to expand
PLANS to expand the county’s biggest innovation park which will create hundreds of jobs are due to be brought forward.

9th June
Parking charges and business rates ‘hurting shops’
Expensive car parks and high business rates are making it hard for Bournemouth’s shops to compete with the internet and out-of-town malls

6th June
Tops Day Nurseries founder Cheryl Hadland ‘most influential’
The founder of Bournemouth-based Tops Day Nurseries has been named the most influential person in childcare.

4th June
Sorrell’s second empire: Former WPP chief executive will face a harder time growing his new business
FMCG news – Martin Sorrell re-enters the ad industry – City AM give the low down.

4th June
Drapers Awards: Is yours the Best Fashion Marketing Campaign?
FMCG news – Drapers online give us the latest campaigns and Drapers Awards info

4th June
UK manufacturing has lost 600,000 jobs in a decade, says union
The Guardian give an overview of what’s going on in UK manufacturing.

3rd June
Monsoon Accessorize slashes hundreds of jobs in bid to get back in the black
Another high street name having to cut jobs to stay profitable, see The Telegraph’s full story.

2nd June
Lush facing boycott calls over ‘Paid to lie’ campaign over undercover police
Get the latest on local Poole based company – Lush – and their controversial campaign that is causing a stir – see Bournemouth Echo story.

31st May
Construction app TradeZapp could change how tradesmen communicate
Locally based Poole Engineers come up with app to boost productivity in Engineering sector – see Bournemouth Echo story.

31st May
North Dorset site set to create 250 jobs
New development to create job opportunities in Dorset – see Bournemouth Echo story.


Thanks to all of our news sources:
Bournemouth Echo, TheTelegraph, The Guardian, Drapers Online, City Am,,
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