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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.

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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.

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.

Lighter Side 22 March 2017
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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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