Take a look through our news section to find the latest news and developments from across the Group.

August 2015

Leading multi-specialist recruitment and training company, Acorn, has retained its position in the top 1% of all UK-based recruitment agencies. Industry publisher Recruitment International, has released its annual Top 500 report, placing Acorn in 54th position by turnover, keeping the multi-specialist recruiter firmly in the top one percent of more than 9,000 recruitment companies in the UK.

In her monthly South Wales Argus column, Acorn's Sarah John looks at how businesses can seize a new increased pool of talent following result season. August is a milestone month for many teenagers and parents, with GCSE and A-Level results delivered just one week apart. For some, Sixth Form and University are foregone conclusions but it’s important to note that there are lots of other options, especially for individuals who are unsure whether to start employment or stay in education.

In his monthly Western Mail column, Acorn's Matt Southall addresses the link between immigration and the UK economy. There are few issues more topical this summer than immigration. With Calais and Kos hitting the headlines on an almost daily basis, there can be no question that people are on the move in large numbers.

UK-wide recruiter and training agency, Acorn has secured a Cyber Essentials accreditation, signalling its commitment to safeguarding its data and systems. To qualify for the Government backed certification, Acorn has met the required standard of clarity on good basic cyber security practise.

July 2015

Business Argus has been asking the local business community how important they think good customer service is in their sector.

In her monthly South Wales Argus column, Acorn's Sarah John addresses how the summer months can prompt businesses to evaluate skills. The summer months can often prove a difficult time for businesses as they struggle to cope with staff shortages over the holiday period.