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Forest Healthcare to pay above NLW to recruit and retain top talent

A care home group in the South-East of England has committed to paying above the living wage in order to recruit and retain top talent, and reduce reliance on agency staff.

In-house recruitment 24 April 2017

Jobs survey shows skills shortage still a major issue

More than four in 10 employers have increased salaries in an effort to attract candidates, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC).

19 April 2017
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Aristos pays English test for Philippines nurses

Putting social responsibility at the heart of business has proved a winning formula for internati

Talent management 18 April 2017

Search is on… for a nurse to work on one of Scotland’s remotest islands

Healthcare recruiters may be of use in finding a new nurse for a remote island near Shetland.

11 April 2017

Contracts and deals: 10-14 April 2017

Contracts and deals for 10-14 April 2017

Technology 11 April 2017

Government announces Universal Jobmatch changes

Government is making changes to its Universal Jobmatch service to stop commercial job boards uploading vacancies in bulk.

Technology 10 April 2017

Recruiters ask PM to extend free movement to five years

Recruiters have called on Prime Minister Theresa May to extend free movement of people from the EU to the UK for up to a period of five years following Brexit.

Legislation/Regulation 5 April 2017

Sharp Clinical Services creates jobs in Wales

Biotech firm Sharp Clinical Services is creating 73 jobs due to its move to new European headquarters in Rhymney, South-East Wales.

In-house recruitment 5 April 2017

Recruiters reported to be among bidders for NHS Professionals

Reports suggest two recruitment agencies are among the bidders to take a controlling stake in NHS in-house recruitment agency NHS Professionals.

Healthcare staffing in crisis from ‘perfect storm’

Recruiters have backed calls by MPs to ensure the NHS can continue to recruit from the EU post-Brexit.

In-house recruitment 3 April 2017
Care Worker

New report finds crisis in social care staffing

Almost half (49%) of the UK’s home care workers are on zero-hour contracts, compared with 2.9% of the workforce nationally, a government committee has found.

Relief as NHS agency staffing ban put on hold

NHS Improvement has paused until further notice its plans to ban NHS Trusts from using agency workers who also hold substantive roles in the health service.

Readers’ views: 27-31 March 2017

A weekly round-up of comments on recruiter.co.uk stories

Article 50 triggered: recruiters call on government to provide more certainty

After the formal triggering of Article 50 earlier today, recruiters have urged the government to reduce the uncertainty around the key aspects of the forthcoming negotiations with the EU that they say is already damaging businesses and the economy. Colin Cottell reports

29 March 2017

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.

Readers’ views: 20-24 March 2017

A weekly round-up of comments on recruiter.co.uk stories

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.

21 March 2017

Contracts & Deals: 20-24 March 2017

Contracts & Deals for the week 20-24 March 2017

20 March 2017

Labs ensure interviewers aren’t barking up the wrong tree

Prospective vet student applicants to Edinburgh Napier University are facing a rather unusual interview panel.

14 March 2017

Contracts & Deals: 13-17 March 2017

Contracts & Deals for the week 13-17 March 2017

13 March 2017

Private equity deals in staffing firms on the up and up

Private equity (PE) will continue to increase its share of M&A transactions at the expense of trade transactions between staffing companies.

Financials, Technology 10 March 2017

FINANCIALS: Impellam Group sees revenue rise

International specialist staffing business Impellam Group has seen group revenue climb 20.4% year-on-year, according to unaudited final results for the year ended 31 December 2016.

9 March 2017

Hammond hits the self-employed but champions tech skills

Building STEM skills, helping combat business rate increases and raising NI for the self-employed were among the highlights in this afternoon’s Spring Budget statement.

Recruiters eyeing budget boost

Recruiters have given a cautious welcome to anticipated announcements affecting social care, business rates and STEM skills, ahead of today’s Spring Statement.

8 March 2017

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