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Visa cap set to be waived for NHS

Recruiters have welcomed reports government is about to relax immigration rules to enable more doctors and nurses from outside the EU to come and work in the UK.

Supreme Court ruling upsets flexible working apple cart in landmark case

The rights of flexible workers have been thrown back into the spotlight in light of a plumber’s legal victory in a Supreme Court ruling today.

EU law could hit recruiters using memes under new copyright rules

Recruiters using memes to market their business could see these memes removed by social media platforms, if new European copyright rules are given the go-ahead.

Quicker to shut down sites in Bangladesh than UK, says GLAA chief

Shutting down a labour-exploitative work site in Bangladesh would take less time than it currently does in the UK, the interim CEO of the Gangmasters Licensing and Labour Abuse Authority has suggested.

HR 11 June 2018

Senior recruitment staff guilty of opting temps out of pension scheme

Senior staff at a national recruitment agency have pleaded guilty to trying to save money by impersonating their temporary workers to opt them out of their workplace pension scheme.

HR 8 June 2018

Javid promises to revisit visa caps for skilled workers

Recruiters have backed a commitment from the home secretary to take a “fresh look” at the cap on the number of skilled workers being given visas.

Public sector, Engineering 4 June 2018

Recruiters slam FTSE firms’ excuses over women board appointments

Recruiters have slammed excuses offered up by bosses for not appointing women to FTSE 350 company boards.

Executive search 31 May 2018

Costs set to rise for recruiters sending workers within Europe

Recruiters can expect additional costs as a result of new European Union rules on the posting of workers temporarily to another EU state.

HR 30 May 2018

ContractorCalculator rejects HMRC fact sheet claims on CEST

The CEO of ContractorCalculator, an online portal for contractors and freelancers, is disputing claims made by HM Revenue & Customs about the accuracy of HMRC’s Check Employment Status for Tax service (CEST) tool.

Public sector 29 May 2018

GDPR could clean up recruitment sector, say recruiters

New general data protection regulation (GDPR) legislation could raise standards across the recruitment sector, ridding it of bad practice and “cowboy” recruiters.

HR 25 May 2018

GLAA operation rescues Vietnamese girl in Wigan

A Vietnamese girl has been brought to safety following a Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) operation in Wigan.

Hospitality/Leisure 24 May 2018

Recruiters must heed Acas guidance on religion in job ads or face discrimination claims

New guidance on religion and belief means recruiters should think carefully not only about job content but where adverts are placed.

Marketing, HR 23 May 2018

Recruiter fined for stealing personal data from previous employer

A recruitment consultant has been fined for unlawfully taking personal data from his former employer when he left his job to set up his own agency.

Healthcare/Medical 22 May 2018

Recruiters must expect disruption if IR35 extends into private sector

Recruiters can expect the same sort of disruption created by off-payroll rules in the public sector should they be extended into the private sector.

Interim recruitment, HR 21 May 2018

Recruiters call for action after 6,000 applications for skilled workers’ visas are refused

Recruiters are calling on the government to act after a Freedom of Information request indicated more than 6,000 skilled professionals from outside the EU were turned down for visas to take up jobs they had been offered in the UK.

Public sector, Education 18 May 2018

CAP proposal cracks down on gender stereotyping in ads

Recruiters have been warned to be “very mindful” of the content of job adverts they place in light of a proposed crackdown on harmful gender stereotypes in adverts.

Marketing, HR 18 May 2018

HMRC loses out in court to contractor in IR35 case

Another contractor has successfully won an IR35 appeal case against HM Revenue & Customs.

Public sector 17 May 2018

GLAA tackles labour exploitation in joint op in Salisbury

A number of addresses in Salisbury were raided to check on the welfare of employees suspected to be victims of labour exploitation.

16 May 2018

New guidelines prevent recruiters ordering temps how to dress

Recruiters could face hefty fines and compensation pay outs should they order their temps to wear heels, skirts or make-up.

15 May 2018

Recruitment director banned from managing companies for 10 years

A recruitment agency director has been banned from running companies after he was found to have been diverting £60k from an insurance settlement into his personal bank account.

EastEnders’ recruitment gaffe could land Mel in Barney Rubble

Recruiters have been urged not to be like EastEnders’ Mel Owen and carry out the necessary criminal record and reference checks on new recruits or face a spell in the shovel and pick (nick).

Hospitality/Leisure 10 May 2018

EASI remit could tackle labour exploitation at umbrella and intermediary firms

The Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate could have its remit extended to tackle labour exploitation at umbrella companies and intermediaries.

Agriculture, HR 9 May 2018

Recruiters urged to do more to tackle labour exploitation

Recruiters have been urged to do more to help tackle the scourge of modern slavery, as a new report suggests potentially thousands of instances of labour exploitation is going unreported.

8 May 2018

Contextual recruitment is not a bad thing if used correctly say lawyers

Contextual recruitment is not illegal when used properly, say employment lawyers discussing comments made by Tory MP Justine Greening.

Public sector, Education 4 May 2018

Recruiters ratting on candidates could land themselves in court

Recruiters that tip off clients when approached by one of their client’s employees run the risk of being sued for damages.

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