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May 10, 2019

Why recruiters aren’t able to effectively benefit from new business opportunities

The number of new recruitment agencies registered at Companies House grew by a record amount in 2018, with 8,448 new registrations. It is almost twice the growth of that in 2017. At the same time, the total value of UK recruitment also grew by 11% to £35.7bn in 2018. The growth of freelancing, the shortage …

Mar 7, 2019

Gig management processes: let’s cut the wastage

Contingent staffing and workers in the gig economy are an increasingly vital part of the global workforce. In fact, according to the Association of Independent Workers and the Self-Employed (IPSE),  an estimated 4.8 million people in the UK are self-employed, contributing a staggering £217billion to the economy in 2017 alone. And this trend has long …

Feb 13, 2019

Recruitment Agency Expo London

On the 5th and 6th of February, Engage exhibited at the Recruitment Agency Expo in London.  It was a great event presenting the latest tools and technologies, creating a valuable B2B networking platform for the recruitment industry. Our Commercial Director, Drey Francis spoke on how to use technology to win big – a VMS story.  …

Feb 8, 2019

10km London Winter run

On the 3rd of February Engage and friends braved the icy weather for the 10km Cancer Research UK London Winter Run through the heart of the city. Great effort all from all involved, especially Anna who ran our fastest at 51:40! We look forward to participating again in 2020.

Dec 14, 2018

How smarter payments are making the Gig Economy safer

The freelance market has expanded rapidly in recent years drawn in by the flexibility of creating own schedules and skipping the 9-to-5 grind. While the gig economy attracts strong participation, many of the space’s workers and employers still rely on old-fashioned payment methods. The Gig Economy Index outlined that a significant share of employees are still …

Dec 13, 2018

Recruiters must act now to limit Brexit damage

Engage Tech is calling recruiters to streamline their compliance checking and recordkeeping as a matter of urgency with Brexit and its potential impact on Freedom of Movement just one of the hurdles agencies face in 2019. With a potential shortage of labour across a number of industries and the possibility for greater employment and right …

Nov 22, 2018

FM firms increase hourly pay for skills-short roles as Brexit D-Day looms

Facilities management firms are turning to financial incentives to lure top contract talent as the Brexit vote drives EU citizens out of the UK.   The staffing software supplier’s pay data has revealed that since the vote to leave the Bloc in 2016, hourly pay for skills-short roles has increased, with maintenance positions in particular …

Nov 12, 2018

Investment engaged, additional £5 million for Engage

In light of the growing demand for fully integrated VMS and Agency Back Office systems, Engage has secured a second round of investment of £5 million as tech specialist investors seek to support the continued growth of our cloud native platform. This latest news comes at a time when we have seen our client base …

Nov 7, 2018

Engage Technology Partners and Jumio join forces to automate right to work verification

Integrating online identity verification into Engage’s SaaS recruitment platform streamlines time-consuming and manual verification process with state-of-the-art verification technologies. As recruiters will be aware, right to work checks are a compulsory step in the UK recruitment process. Applicants must supply original identity documents, which must be verified as valid, copies retained and a record made …

Sep 19, 2018

Establishing a balance

An all-inclusive approach is still needed in some areas of recruitment In the past decade, recruitment has moved away from the domination of the generalist and now favours the specialist agency. Indeed, the consistent increase of start-up businesses launching over the past few years – with 9,001 new companies set up in 2017 alone – …