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Recruiters divided over benefits of second Brexit referendum

Recruiters are split over the benefits to the sector of a second referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union.

16 July 2018

Gurkha regiment to recruit women from 2020

The Gurkhas are to allow female recruits for the first time from 2020.

Public sector 16 July 2018

Malone Group creates jobs in Burton, West Midlands

A Burton-based firm is to create 100 new jobs as it expands across the globe.

APPOINTMENTS: 16-20 JULY 2018

This week’s appointments include: Berry Recruitment

Recruiters call for flexible points-based immigration system post-Brexit

Recruiters have called on government to introduce a flexible points-based immigration system when the UK leaves the European Union.

Legislation 13 July 2018

HMRC bags £400m+ from public sector off-payroll working rules

The country’s coffers have been boosted to the tune of £410m in income tax and National Insurance Contributions as a result of off-payroll working rules in the public sector.

FINANCIALS: Hays sees profit rise across all regions

Recruitment giant Hays has posted a 15% year-on-year increase in net fee income (NFI) with GP growth across all regions including the UK & Ireland.

Former Apprentice contestant Shah expands agency

The Apprentice 2017 contestant and recruiter Sajan Shah’s agency Talent 4 Tomorrow has already moved to larger premises and expanded beyond its initial remit of graduate recruitment.

Five recruiters make Sunday Times Top Track list

Five recruiters feature in The Sunday Times HSBC Top Track 100 for 2018.

12 July 2018

It’s goodnight from ASTRiiD’s founder… but a good future for his charity

In a service punctuated with songs by Pink Floyd, Queen and ELO (Electric Light Orchestra), the life of Recruiter’s Charity of the Year founder David Shutts OBE was celebrated Friday in Surfleet, South Lincolnshire.

BT disputes CWU union claims of two-year probation period

BT disputes union claims it is imposing two-year probationary periods on all new joiners, including former agency staff.

LegislationIT/Telecoms, HR 2 July 2018

Cosplay dressing up job site launches in Japan

Want to get paid for dressing up like Batman, Princess Leia or Wonder Woman? Well, there’s a careers site for that.

APPOINTMENTS: 2-6 JULY 2018

This week’s appointments include: Willis Towers Watson

Lookalikes recruitment agency back on our screens

As Lookalikes, a TV show about a recruitment agency that places people who resemble celebrities, returned to our screens this week, Recruiter spoke to its star Ricky Gervais – no sorry, our mistake! – Tim Oliver (above, left).

Lighter Side 29 June 2018

JCB to create 200 jobs for new Staffordshire factory

Construction equipment giant JCB is to create 200 jobs at a new factory off the A50 in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire.

Police recruit first pawfficer in the US – we’re not kitten-ing

A police department in Michigan in the US has a furry new recruit.

Lighter Side 29 June 2018

Wickes takes on ex-B&Q staff for kitchen installation demand

Retailer Wickes is recruiting 900 new team members to keep up with “demand for designed and installed kitchens”.
 

Workchain staff could face jail for pension scheme fraud

Senior staff at a national recruitment agency will have to wait until August to find out if they will be jailed for trying to save money by impersonating their temporary workers to opt them out of their workplace pension scheme.

LegislationLegal 28 June 2018

UK CO2 shortage starting to hit clients, recruiters say

As England fans prepare to watch their team take on Belgium this evening, the current CO2 crisis could have much more of an effect on recruiters than just their choice of beer at the pub.

Retail, Sales 28 June 2018

Women not quite on board to reach government target

While making some progress, Britain’s company boards have some way to go to meet the government’s 33% target for women appointed by 2020.

28 June 2018

Dress-code dilemmas over shorts in the heat

Recruiters that allow female consultants but not their male colleagues to wear shorts in hot weather run the risk of discrimination cases being brought against them.

LegislationHR 27 June 2018

GLAA joins Greater Manchester Police in exploitation operation at car wash

Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) officers have conducted a joint operation with Greater Manchester Police (GMP).

Recruiters advised to get the location right for top talent

Recruiters should focus on matching candidates with not only the right role but also the right location, if data from HR research and advisory firm Gartner is anything to go by.

27 June 2018

New BBC channel Scotland TV to create media and tech jobs

The BBC is to create 140 new jobs through the launch of a dedicated Scotland TV channel.

Recruiters back government plans to improve suppliers’ diversity

Recruiters have welcomed government plans to require its biggest suppliers to publish data and action plans to improve the diversity of their workforce.

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