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In-house recruitment 13 November 2017

Three arrested in Kent in modern slavery operation

Two men and one woman were arrested in Kent today in connection with a Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority investigation into modern slavery in the poultry industry.

Legislation/Regulation 2 November 2017

Weak pound hits labour-short sectors despite PM’s Brexit speech

A weakened pound in the wake of Brexit is causing employers in labour-short sectors to increase pay in order to secure talent, recruiters say.

Blenheim Palace looks for apprentices in local schools

An Oxfordshire-based world heritage site, famous for being the birthplace and ancestral home of Sir Winston Churchill, is reaching out to local schools to recruit future talent.

In-house recruitment 1 August 2017

GLAA boss seeks to allay Brexit fears

The executive director of the GLAA (Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority) has sought to allay fears that Brexit will hamper its ability to tackle people trafficking, labour exploitation and modern slavery.

GLAA hits back at labour exploitation with new powers

New powers given to the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) have already seen positive results following the authority’s extended remit.

Settled status for EU workers good for UK plc

Recruiters have welcomed government plans granting EU workers “settled status” post-Brexit as good for UK plc and for the hiring of talent into the recruitment sector itself.

Legislation/Regulation 26 June 2017

Fruit growers could go out of business due to labour shortages

The director of a soft fruits supplier has asked the government to allow seasonal fruit pickers from the EU an easier ride into the UK or see firms like his go out of business.

Nottingham man jailed for forced labour and human trafficking

A Nottingham landlord has been sentenced to eight years in prison after admitting human trafficking, two counts of forced labour and fraud at Nottingham Crown Court earlier this month.

Gangmaster stripped of licence for endangering workers

A Stonehaven, Scotland-based gangmaster has been stripped of her licence after it was found her workers had been underpaid and transported in a “dangerous” vehicle.

Legislation/Regulation 5 October 2015

Australia sees rise in online job ads says SEEK

Online job ads in Australia are up 2% month-on-month for August, and up 11% year-on-year, pointing to a continually growing jobs market, job board SEEK says.

Government to consult on widening GLA’s remit and introduce a new offence

The government is to launch a consultation this autumn on proposals to widen the Gangmasters Licensing Authority’s (GLA) remit and introduce a new offence of aggravated breach of labour market legislation.

Legislation/Regulation 1 September 2015

Prime Time Recruitment denies employing illegal workers

Multi-sector recruiter Prime Time Recruitment has “strongly refuted” any claims it has employed illegal workers following a swoop on a London factory by immigration officers recently.

Recruiters warned to tread carefully on NMW or lose their GLA licence

The Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA) has warned recruiters to tread carefully when charging workers for accommodation, or risk losing their GLA licence.

Legislation/Regulation 31 July 2015

Gangmaster couple jailed for five and a half years

A Lincolnshire couple who ran a gangmaster business were jailed for a total of five and a half years at Sheffield Crown Court in a landmark case.

Australian job board SEEK finds demand in healthcare and medical sector

SEEK, one of the largest job boards in Asia Pacific, has reported heightened labour demand in the Australian healthcare and medical industry.

Romanian arrested on suspicion of being unlicensed gangmaster

A Romanian national was arrested in Lurgan, Northern Ireland, last week on suspicion of acting as an unlicensed gangmaster.

GLA delegates urged to recognise signs of slavery

Tackling modern slavery is the responsibility of everyone — from business owners securing supply chains to law enforcement agencies acting on information; from faith and voluntary groups to the average citizen who notices unusual activity.

GLA strips licence from underpaying recruiter

The Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA) has revoked the licence of a Dudley gangmaster found to be paying less than minimum wage and lacking “competencies required to run the business compliantly”.

Two ‘modern day slave drivers’ convicted of exploiting migrant workers

Two Latvian men described as “modern day slave drivers” have been convicted of exploiting migrant workers by acting as unlicensed gangmasters in Cambridgeshire.

Legislation/Regulation 19 December 2014

Thai ex-prisoners to be offered employment in fisheries

Labour shortages in the Thai fishing industry has prompted a government suggestion that ex-prisoners should be employed in the sector, according to the National News Bureau of Thailand.

In-house recruitment 19 November 2014

Global Spotlight on Nigeria

Although challenges persist, recruiters will find improvements in many aspects of business in the country, including the supply of homegrown talent

POEA shuts down immigration consultancy firm for illegal recruitment

The Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA) has closed down an immigration consultancy firm that was illegally recruiting workers for horticulture and agriculture jobs in New Zealand.

Your recruitment business 10 November 2014

Jobs training for disadvantaged in South Africa

More than 300 South Africans from historically disadvantaged communities will receive training to work in the agriculture sector, the country’s government has announced.

Your recruitment business 6 November 2014

India’s Bhubaneswar state government creates recruitment committee

The Indian state government of Bhubaneswar is creating its own recruitment committee due to large-scale vacancies which are affecting governance, The New Indian Express reports.

Your recruitment business 4 November 2014

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