UK-based recruitment firm Prime People announced that Donka Zaneva-Todorinski will step down as the company’s finance director with effect from 31 March 2021. Zaneva- Todorinski was appointed as finance director in October 2015 and has served the company diligently during a period of change, particularly through the turbulent period following the spread of the Covid-19 virus and subsequent lockdown, the company stated.

ManpowerGroup Austria has been expanded to include the Experis IT Solutions and Outsourcing division.  Oliver Pillwein will head the new division as Senior Director Experis IT Solutions & Outsourcing. “The rapid developments in 2020, triggered and accelerated by the global Covid-19 pandemic, were followed by a structural change within the ManpowerGroup,” the company stated. “This service portfolio is to be established in Austria in the future, adding another chapter to the success story. ”

Matt Southall, Founder and Managing Director of Acorn, a recruitment firm based in the UK, announced he is leaving his post as group managing director. Southall founded Newport-headquartered Acorn in 1992. The company has approximately 60 different branches across the UK, Poland, Portugal and Australia, and currently attracting a combined annual turnover of circa £180 million. Acorn’s Group Operations Director Andrew Tugwell will take on the role of interim managing director. Acorn’s parent company is France-based staffing firm Synergie.

LinkedIn has announced that Janine Chamberlin, Senior Director at LinkedIn, has been appointed to UK Country Manager, effective 1 April 2021. Chamberlin takes on the role from Josh Graff, who was recently appointed Managing Director of Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America at LinkedIn, and continues in his role as Vice President of Marketing Solutions in EMEA and LATAM. Chamberlin will be responsible for leading LinkedIn’s business in the UK and will also continue to lead LinkedIn’s Global Client Program for its Talent business.

European workforce strategy specialist TalentIn announced it opened a UK office to support UK-headquartered companies with their local and international workforce management challenges. TalentIn also announced that Dugald McIntosh has joined them as a Managing Partner. Previously Dugald held executive roles within ManpowerGroup and Capita where he was responsible for their workforce solutions business (MSP & RPO) across EMEA. TalentIn was established in 2017 to help clients respond to the changing world of work.