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Recruiters welcome softer Brexit stance in Queen’s Speech

Recruiters have welcomed an anticipated ‘softer’ stance on immigration than previously indicated from government following yesterday’s Queen’s Speech.

Legislation/Regulation 22 June 2017

Watch out for grey areas in pay, recruiters warned

Recruiters have been warned to be wary of grey areas in rules governing the payment of consultants.

Legislation/Regulation 19 June 2017

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.

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FINANCIALS: Servoca sees revenue rise thanks to social care division

Servoca has seen revenue increase 18.8% led by a strong performance of its health and social care and criminal justice division, according to results for the six months ended 31 March 2017.

Companies 12 June 2017
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ECJ adviser’s opinion could open doors to holiday pay claims

An opinion by a key adviser to the European Court of Justice could open the door to a wave of retrospective holiday pay claims.

Temporary workforce 9 June 2017

APPOINTMENTS 5-9 JUNE 2017

This week’s appointments include: C&D Group, Fawkes & Reece, Gattaca, Harrier Human Capital, Heidrick & Struggles, The Classroom Partnership

NEW TO THE MARKET 5-9 JUNE 2017

Latest new launches, openings or products within the recruitment industry, including: Adastrum Consulting, Bullhorn, Bygott Biggs, The Classroom Partnership

Supplier, Technology 5 June 2017

APPOINTMENTS: 15-19 MAY 2017

This week’s appointments including: Aman, Argyll Scott, Eames Consulting Group, First Call Contract Services, Fox Rodney Search, Hasson Associates, Heidrick & Struggles, Kellogg's, Norman Broadbent, Phenom People, ZRG Partners

Asperger’s employment case highlights caution with multiple-choice testing

Recruiters have been warned to tread carefully if using multiple-choice testing when hiring, so as not to discriminate against candidates with autism.

Diversity/Inclusion 9 May 2017

‘Further investigations warranted’ in latest Bleasdale court issue

A new wrinkle has occurred in the ongoing legal saga of Healthcare Locums founder Kate Bleasdale.

2 May 2017

London’s courts on diverse recruitment drive for magistrates

London’s courts are reaching out to people from all ages and communities to fill 350 magistrates’ roles.

Clegg urges recruiters to be a bridge between clients and candidates from ‘lower-caste’ backgrounds

With the UK suffering from a “social caste” system, recruiters need to be the bridge between clients and candidates to boost social mobility across the UK, according to former Deputy Prime Minister and Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg.

Conduct risk assessments for candidates or face negligence claims

Recruiters should conduct risk assessments ahead of placing candidates in exotic environments or face cases being brought for a breach of duty of care due to an increased risk of contracting malaria.

25 April 2017

APPOINTMENTS: 24-28 APRIL 2017

Latest appointments for week of 24-28 April 2017

In-house recruitment 24 April 2017
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Ex-CTPartners consultant wins dismissal case against troubled DHR Global

A partially sighted former employee of DHR Global’s UK operation has won a case for wrongful dismissal, adding to a list of legal action by former employees against the global executive search firm.

Legislation/Regulation 18 April 2017

Calls for clarity and Taylor review 'to force tax rethink’, says PRISM

Government will have no choice but to remodel legal and tax frameworks for UK workers once Matthew Taylor completes his Review into Modern Employment due to “widespread” dissatisfaction with the government’s current approach to employment legislation, PRISM has predicted.

Legislation/Regulation 18 April 2017

Bahrain housemaid agency under investigation in ‘win a domestic worker’ ad

Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) in Bahrain has suspended a recruitment agency for placing an online advert offering the chance to ‘win a domestic worker’.

Legislation/Regulation 18 April 2017

Recruiters reminded to ensure against ex-consultants stealing clients

Recruiters have been warned to ensure candidate databases are properly protected and contracts are well drafted to guard against ex-consultants stealing clients.

Your business 13 April 2017
Gig economy

Inquiry into gig economy contracts good for recruiters

Gig economy contracts coming under ever greater scrutiny is good news for contingent recruitment agencies, an employment lawyer has claimed.

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Recruiters warned over uncertainty in employment cases post Brexit

Confusion abounds over how European legislation, such as agency worker and working time regulations, can be properly applied if these rules are not fully transposed into UK law to take account of past case law post Brexit, an employment lawyer has warned.

30 March 2017

New anti-piracy HQ for CJCH Solicitors to create 70+ jobs

Law firm CJCH Solicitors expects to create 71 highly skilled jobs through the opening of its anti-piracy HQ.

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

Adecco sees revenue jump amid operational changes

Recruitment giant Adecco has seen group revenues increase 4% year-on-year driven by strong global

2 March 2017

Stars in the legal firmament

Fresh from a rebrand, legal recruiters SSQ tell Colin Cottell how operating under their competitors' radar helps them thrive during boom times as well as when things get chaotic

Profiles 1 January 2017

Legalesign joins TEAM

Legalesign, the electronic signatures platform, has joined TEAM, the UK network of independent recruiters, as service provider for electronic signatures.

12 December 2016

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