Findings reveal firms unprepared for public sector IR35 changes

Just 4% of UK contractors think their public sector clients are prepared for new IR35 rules coming into force on 6 April.

Public sector 29 March 2017

Invasion of the (robot) bricklayers

British brickies could find themselves losing work to robot counterparts in a matter of months due to a new technological development from New York-based Construction Robotics.

Construction & property 29 March 2017

Genpact expands with 300 jobs in Glasgow

Global professional services firm Genpact is to create more than 300 new jobs in Glasgow over the next five years.

Contracts & Deals: 27-31 March 2017

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ContractsMarketing 29 March 2017

Sports Direct Transline workers still to receive back pay, claims union

MPs have been told workers at sportswear retailer Sports Direct’s Shirebrook site, found to have been paid under National Minimum Wage, are still to receive outstanding back pay for these shifts.

LegislationRetail 28 March 2017

WEC inquiry looks at progress on older workers

The Women and Equalities Committee has launched a new inquiry into older people and employment, looking at current government policies to help people extend working lives, and possible further steps tackling age discrimination.

LegislationPublic sector 28 March 2017

Damovo creates 30 roles in Dublin

Technology firm Damovo is recruiting for 30 tech roles at its global services centre in Dublin.

IT/Telecoms, HR 28 March 2017

Bigwig recruit’s hair-raising scheme falls flat

A young would-be recruit for the Western Central Indian state police of Maharashtra has been turned down for a post for wearing a wig to boost his height.

Paid Tweetdeck could take Twitter to another level for recruiters

Twitter’s proposed enhanced paid version of its analysis interface Tweetdeck will need to provide a greater understanding of user personalities as well as their topics of conversation to truly resonate with the recruitment industry, recruitment tech experts say.

27 March 2017

ARC’s letter to MPs draws attention to IR35

The Association of Recruitment Consultancies (ARC) has written to MPs, pointing out what it regards as the most important anomalies in HM Revenue & Customs’ approach to the application of IR35 rules following amendments to the Finance Bill last week.

Legislation 27 March 2017

Latest ruling highlights shortcomings in ‘gig’ label

The employment rights of gig economy workers have been thrust back into the spotlight after an employment tribunal’s ruling last week that a self-employed courier for the ground transport company Excel was actually “a worker”.

Legislation 27 March 2017

A stitch up role by Royal appointment

Are you dab hand at sewing? Well, Recruiter could have the perfect role for you – working for the Queen.

Hospitality/Leisure 27 March 2017

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Recruiters warned against ‘unscrupulous’ tax avoidance scheme

Recruiters have been warned to give a scheme claiming to avoid tax using job boards and loyalty points paid by a third party a wide berth or risk facing big penalties.

Agencies fear overtime ban will hit NHS staffing

More than three quarters of recruiters expect the NHS’s current staffing crisis to intensify due to new measures restricting trusts from recruiting agency nurses and locum doctors also employed as substantive staff in the health service.

New anti-piracy HQ for CJCH Solicitors to create 70+ jobs

Law firm CJCH Solicitors expects to create 71 highly skilled jobs through the opening of its anti-piracy HQ.

Legal, IT/Telecoms 24 March 2017

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Public sector, Education 24 March 2017

Diversifying and talent development behind success of Awards 2017 shortlist

Rapid growth through operating in an array of industry sectors and the successful development of future recruitment talent have been behind the shortlisting of some of the best small agencies for this year’s Recruiter Awards in association with Anderson BPO.

UK&Ireland 23 March 2017

Work starts on Yorkshire business park creating up to 2550 jobs

Developers have begun work on a new £105m Yorkshire business park near Leeds that could create up to 2,550 jobs.

Revenue climbs as tech group Parity continues with ‘stabilisation’

Parity Group has seen revenues jump 11% in a year of “stablisation” for the technology services group, according to full-year results for the year ended 31 December 2016.

New jobs and castle restoration in Northern Ireland luxury hotel project

The multi-million pound development of a Northern Ireland luxury hotel and spa at Killeavy Castle Estate is to create 80 jobs.

Travelodge gearing up for major expansion, starting with 325 jobs

Hotel chain Travelodge is creating 325 new jobs and is set to open 15 new UK hotels this year, growing its hotel network to 558 locations in the UK, Spain and Ireland.

Social care recruiters get creative in council care home squeeze

As a funding squeeze causes care firms to cancel contracts with local authorities, recruiters face a choice between getting creative to help clients or the difficult decision to walk away from placing candidates in this part of the sector altogether.

Public sector, Social care 22 March 2017

Staffing fears for certain sectors as Brexit edges closer

The UK’s hospitality, manufacturing and transport sectors will be hardest hit, should limits on the movement of European Union and non-EU workers be imposed in the wake of the UK leaving the EU.

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