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Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

Improving Social Value in Technology Procurement

UK and Republic of Korea issue warning about DPRK state-linked cyber actors attacking software supply chains

Information Commissioner seeks permission to appeal Clearview AI Inc ruling

World first AI robot for tackling the pothole problem

Dstl and Google Cloud Hackathon: new era of defence AI innovation

Beyond the AI Safety Summit – Immediate priorities for UK Government

Landmark sci-tech deal with the Republic of Korea to boost cooperation in critical technologies such as AI and semiconductors

Struggling, Not Crumbling: Russian Defence AI in a Time of War

Changes to data protection laws to unlock post-Brexit opportunity

Children’s charities and free speech groups could be allowed to submit super-complaints to Ofcom to keep internet safe

Shell Energy fined £1.4m for failing to flag end of contracts and best deals to phone and broadband customers

Recruiters Guide to Unlocking Hidden Talent: Your Next Great Hire Could be Hiding in Plain Sight

The talent acquisition war has shifted dramatically in the past year. It’s becoming increasingly challenging to find talent, let alone top talent.

So, what strategies can talent acquisition specialists employ to find and recruit the candidates their organisations need to not only survive, but thrive?

With the considerable talent pool you’re probably sitting on, talent rediscovery overcomes the most pressing challenges facing recruiters today. Developing great talent from within to fill critical roles uses fewer resources, reducing time and cost to hire.

This latest guide explores the trending strategies organisations are currently using to fill their talent gaps and how an intuitive talent acquisition platform can improve all aspects of your hiring process.

Access the recruiters guide

Editor’s choice of Health, Social Care & Homelessness related items of note:

Early HIV testing key to living healthy lives

NICE gets ready to assess new dementia treatments.

90% of NHS trusts now have electronic patient records

NICE draft updated guideline recommends more treatment choices for menopause symptoms

Calls for action to reduce risk of antibiotic resistance

Women urged to take up NHS cervical screening invitations

“Safeguarding is everyone’s business”: launch of new Expert Citizens toolkit

Biggest prostate cancer screening trial in decades to start in UK

NHS expands use of secure COVID-19 research platform to help find new treatments for major killer conditions

Landmark deal to boost nation’s health and save NHS £14 billion

One in five children and young people had a probable mental disorder in 2023

New NHS software to improve care for millions of patients

Editor’s choice of Business / Commercial items of note:

Chancellor backs business and rewards workers to get Northern Ireland growing

Chancellor backs business and rewards workers to get Britain growing

Chancellor backs business and rewards workers to get Wales growing

More than 200 companies and trade associations join CBI and Make UK call on full capital expensing

Network North: highways maintenance funding increase

Technology Working Group publishes report on fund tokenisation

New political funding rules sneak in

UK Space Agency: Space for Our Future: UK aims to join Atlantic Constellation with funding for new Earth observation satellite

£111 million awarded to Wales from the Levelling Up Fund

UK Space Agency: New UK funding for space technology projects

Editor’s choice of Policy & General items of note:

The King presents Honorary MBEs to BLACKPINK

APCC Chair, Donna Jones, Comments on The Policing Productivity Review Published

Argentines voted to dismantle Peronist patronage. Whether Milei can do that is uncertain

Gender pay gap will take “decades to close”, says TUC

Foreign Secretary's statement on Israel-Hamas hostage agreement

Vision for the future of civil and family courts and tribunals

Supporting farmers impacted by floods

New report shows investment in transport can transform working life in Wales

Government calls on councils to make taxis and private hire vehicles more accessible

Celebrating World Children’s Day

The King marks Inter Faith Week with faith leaders at Lambeth Palace Library

Third member of criminal network who smuggled Vietnamese migrants into the UK in lorries convicted

Farm site sale will lead to the creation of 500 new homes

NEPO branches out to help plant Great Northumberland Forest

SME Supplier Locator update...

With the officially stated target and ongoing drive for SME’s to receive £1 of every £3 spent on government contracts, UK public sector spend with SME’s is continually on the increase.

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