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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.

Flashdance: what a flexible feeling

A dancing flash-mob is descending on London's Trafalgar Square at the end of the month to promote flexible working.

22 March 2017
Care Worker

Employers concerned about lack of available perm talent

Just over half of employers expect a shortage of candidates to fill permanent jobs, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC).

22 March 2017

ASA rules AJD Recruitment ad misleading

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled a “misleading” job advert posted by education recruiter AJD Recruitment on job board Reed.co.uk must not appear again in its current form.

Marketing, Education 22 March 2017

Recruitment process must be watertight in NHS whistleblowing cases

Recruiters have been warned to ensure they record clear reasons for turning down a candidate for NHS roles that are not linked to actual or perceived whistleblowing, or risk facing discrimination claims at employment tribunal.

Public sector, Legal 21 March 2017

Industry bodies welcome IR35 amendment

Bodies representing recruiters, umbrella employers and accountancy providers have welcomed an amendment to the Finance Bill, laid before Parliament yesterday, that passes ultimate liability of working out whether IR35 applies back to public sector hirers.

Legislation 21 March 2017

US jobseekers look for more flexibility

The modern US workforce is confident about landing quality jobs and will not settle for anything less, according to a report on ‘The State of the American Workplace’, conducted by management consulting company Gallup.

21 March 2017

Abbeyfield home in Sunderland to create 80 jobs

Older person charity Abbeyfield is creating 80 jobs through the construction of an old people’s home in Silksworth, Sunderland.

DHR Global’s UK business forced into liquidation

Executive search firm DHR Global’s UK operation has been forced into liquidation due to being unable to pay debts of more than £2.3m.

Irish eShopWorld creates 250 jobs over three years

Irish tech company eShopWorld, is creating 250 new jobs over the next three years at its new global headquarters at Airside Business Park in Swords, Co. Dublin.

Retail, Sales 20 March 2017

Becton Dickinson seeks 20 roles for HQ

Global medical technology company Becton Dickinson is recruiting for around 20 roles as it relocates its head office.

No job offers for Saddam Hussain (no, not that one)

An Indian marine engineer has claimed he cannot get a job due to his sharing a name with a certain former Iraqi leader.

Lighter SideEngineering 20 March 2017

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17 March 2017

Llewellyn sings the praises of recruitment in her new career

A recruiter-turned-soprano, who is set to star in a new production of Puccini’s La Rondine this summer, has told Recruiter how her start in recruitment set on her on the road to a successful singing career.

Sales 17 March 2017

Watch out, Beedles stepped out (of Connex)

Mark Beedles, chairman and founder of national education supply company Connex Education, is stepping down to launch new education recruitment business Supli in the UK and the US.

ManpowerGroup promotes Brenninkmeijer in the Netherlands

Recruitment giant ManpowerGroup has appointed José Brenninkmeijer managing director for ManpowerGroup Netherlands.

People 17 March 2017

FINANCIALS: UK & Ireland holds back SThree Group’s growth

International specialist staffing business SThree Group has seen flat growth in gross profit, according to a trading update for the period from 1 December 2016 to date.

Recruiters welcome chancellor’s U-turn

Recruiters have given a cautious welcome to the chancellor’s U-turn on an increase in National Insurance Contributions for the self employed.

Legislation 16 March 2017

Brexit worries hit big City firms but not SMEs

Brexit uncertainty is causing large City of London banking and financial institutions to move jobs out of the Square Mile, while it’s “business as usual” for smaller players, according to banking and finance recruiters.

Four Star Pizza creates 300 jobs in Northern Ireland

Dublin-based Four Star Pizza is to create 300 jobs through the opening of 18 new stores in Northern Ireland.

Retail, Sales 16 March 2017

Access Group completes Safe buy

Software provider Access Group has completed the acquisition of Safe Computing, an outsourcing group for the HR, payroll, financials, credit control and staffing sectors.

ContractsHR 16 March 2017

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