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BSIA Briefing

There are a reported 30,000 skilled engineers required in the fire and security industry to meet customer demand. This problem will worsen over the next five years (according to the Government), where the engineering sector as a whole will face a skills shortage of over 200,000....
Posted On 29 Nov 2019
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‘How to Hire a Great Chief Risk Officer’ addressed by all-new IRM guidance

The Institute of Risk Management (IRM) has released new guidance on hiring for the most senior risk positions. The organisation also remarks on a shortage of candidates for senior level positions and calls on organisations to ensure that their professional development schemes and...
Posted On 15 Nov 2019
Anthony Webb
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Addressing the Talent Shortfall in Technology: What’s The Answer?

Whatever happens to Britain’s relationships with Europe and the wider world in the coming months, it seems certain that the shortage of talent in the UK’s technology industry is set to continue, and potentially worsen. 89% of employers in our sector expect to struggle with a...
Posted On 11 Oct 2019
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Home Office announces first wave of 20,000 new police officer recruits

The Home Office has confirmed the officer recruitment targets for every police force in England and Wales for the first year of what’s described as an “unprecedented drive” to increase their ranks by 20,000 over the next three years. Strengthening police numbers...
Posted On 10 Oct 2019
Peter Searle
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Former Adecco UK CEO joins Broadstone’s Board as firm reports rapid growth

Peter Searle, one of the foremost experts in Europe when it comes to staffing recruitment and outsourcing labour supply, has joined ‘Labour-as-a-Service’ staffing platform Broadstone as a non-executive director. Searle’s extensive experience in scaling businesses and his wealth...
Posted On 24 Sep 2019
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National campaign to recruit 20,000 police officers launched by Government

A national campaign orchestrated to recruit 20,000 new police officers has been launched by the Conservative Government. The police recruitment drive is the biggest in decades and follows Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s commitment to increase police numbers over the next three...
Posted On 10 Sep 2019
John Apter: chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales
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Police chiefs to hold emergency summit amid scourge of assaults on officers

The call for an emergency summit by police chiefs to improve officer safety in the wake of a spate of serious incidents is positive, but must be more than just words observes the Police Federation of England and Wales. Next month, the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) will...
Posted On 26 Aug 2019
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Mitie launches new initiatives designed to support Armed Forces community

Facilities management specialist Mitie is furthering its commitment to veterans, reservists and families of those working in the Armed Forces by launching a series of new initiatives focused on supporting these employees and pledging to recruit more individuals from the Armed...
Posted On 29 Jul 2019
James Doyle
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The Curriculum Vitae: Security Recruitment Prerequisite or Dying Tradition?

The Curriculum Vitae. Often branded as the CV. Latin for ‘the course of your life’. The traditional written overview of someone’s life’s work encompassing academic qualifications and their career history to date, etc so beloved by Human Resources...
Posted On 26 Jul 2019
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Security tech scale-up Broadstone celebrates “huge” revenue growth and office move

Manchester-based security tech scale-up Broadstone is celebrating “unprecedented” growth as it reports a 300% increase in revenue in the past five months and a 700% increase in its user community in the past six months (up from 2,500 users in October 2018 to 20,000...
Posted On 04 Jun 2019