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It’s the Year of the (recruitment) Dog!

It’s Chinese New Year and this year it’s the year of the dog. To mark this auspicious occasion Recruiter spoke with agencies that can call upon canine consultants.

16 February 2018

Appeal case vindicates worker against recruitment agency and payroll firm

A pipe fitter has won an appeal case against recruitment agency On-Site Recruitment Solutions and payroll company Heritage Solutions City after he was found to be a worker and not self-employed.

Industrial/Manufacturing 16 February 2018

CV-speccing can lead to big fines for recruiters under GDPR

Recruiters have been urged to avoid engaging in “CV-speccing” or risk falling foul of current data protection rules and incoming general data protection regulations (GDPR).

Legislation 15 February 2018

Blu Global fires consultant for discriminating against British driver

A recruitment consultant has been fired after telling a candidate her agency’s positions exclude British candidates.

Transport & logistics 15 February 2018

HMRC wins IR35 case against BBC presenter Ackroyd

HM Revenue & Customs has won an IR35 case against former BBC Look North presenter Christa Ackroyd at tribunal.

Social recruiting March 2018

From leaping from the sky to seeing how fast 40 years has gone by, here’s what some of you have been up to inside and out of recruitment…

Lighter Side 15 February 2018

Employers miss out on Asperger’s talent, says Packham

BBC wildlife presenter Chris Packham says “employers are missing a trick” by not hiring people with Asperger’s syndrome.

PeopleHR 14 February 2018

Recruiter CSG makes employees shareholders in the business

Leeds-based recruiter CSG has moved to make all its employees shareholders of the business.

Financials 14 February 2018

APPOINTMENTS: 12-16 FEBRUARY 2018

This week’s appointments include: Brookson, Heidrick & Struggles, Jackson Hogg, Law At Work, ManpowerGroup, Pedersen & Partners, Portfolio Group, Tiger Recruitment

PeopleLegal, Executive search 12 February 2018

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 12-16 FEBRUARY 2018

This week’s contracts & deals: Berry Recruitment, Bullhorn, Crown World Mobility, Educate Resourcing, Jobshop UK, PageGroup, Spider, Templine Employment Agency, The Curve Group, The Daisy Chain, Thunderhead, TXM Recruit, Uniting Ambition, Viventis Search Asia

Ex-recruiter on target for Team GB at Winter Olympics

The PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics kicks off today and it turns out there’s an ex-recruitment agency worker in Team GB’s ranks for us all to cheer on.

Demand rises for social care recruiters to solve complex staffing challenge

Demand for the services of social care recruiters has never been higher as the sector contends with an “incredibly complex” staffing challenge.

Public sector, Social care 9 February 2018

White gets APSCo accreditation at Right Time

Recruiter James White, the joint winner of last year’s Apprentice, has finally achieved APSCo accreditation after telling porkies about being APSCo-accredited during the interview process in last year’s competition.

Lighter SideIT/Telecoms 9 February 2018

Metro Bank to recruit nearly 1,000 in 2018

A UK challenger bank is boosting the country’s financial sector to the tune of 900 new jobs this year.

Dream job for chocoholics at Cadbury

If you can’t get enough cocoa-induced foodstuffs and would gladly rugby tackle the Easter bunny to nick his chocolaty delights, then we may have the perfect role for you.

Wilkinson steps down as CEO from Gattaca

Brian Wilkinson has resigned as CEO at technical recruiter Gattaca.

Interview

Talent shortages lead to stronger demand for recruitment agencies says REC report

Employers are increasingly turning to recruitment agencies to fill roles as talent shortages bite, according to the latest IHS Markit/Recruitment & Employment Confederation report.

FINANCIALS: TrueBlue optimistic despite drop in revenue

US blue-collar recruiter TrueBlue has seen revenue fall 9% year-on-year, according to a results statement for Q4 2017.

Part-time drink assessors wanted: totter this way

Do you like a drink and want to get paid to taste them? Then step (or should that be stagger?) this way…

Hospitality/Leisure 8 February 2018

Raft of new rights for flexible workforce in response to Taylor Review

Government has announced a raft of new rights for the UK’s flexible workforce, as well as much stiffer penalties for firms that breach contracts or mistreat workers, in its response to last year’s Taylor Review.

LegislationHR 7 February 2018
Gig economy

Recruitment trade bodies welcome response to Taylor Review on flexible working

Recruitment industry trade bodies have broadly welcomed proposals announced by government in their response to last summer’s Taylor Review into modern working practices.

Legislation 7 February 2018

Chef Software creates jobs in new Belfast software centre

Seattle-based software company Chef Software to create 55 jobs at a new software development centre in Belfast.

Liverpool FC looks for two ticketing investigation officers

Fancy becoming Liverpool FC’s latest signing? Maybe not in a position on the field though.

ContractorCalculator’s Chaplin claims IR35 rules will be applied to private sector in April 2019

The founder of ContractorCalculator is warning controversial rules regarding off-payroll workers will be extended to the private sector from as early as April next year.

Legislation 6 February 2018

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