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


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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
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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

Car wash owner prosecuted for National Minimum Wage offence

A Southampton car wash owner is the first employer in Hampshire to be prosecuted for National Minimum Wage offences.

Your recruitment business 12 December 2016
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REC unveils finance and legal forum

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) is to convene a networking group for recruitment firms specialising in finance and legal services to help shape the professional body’s campaigning activity in these areas.

12 December 2016

Livingston James unveils former Hudson chief

Scottish headquartered recruiter Livingston James has appointed Karen Scott, former managing director of Hudson UK and Ireland, to its board.

Your recruitment business 9 December 2016

Recruitment firm not liable after Xmas party assault leaves worker with brain damage

The High Court ruled last week that a recruitment company was not liable for an assault by a director, which left his victim unconscious and with brain damage after a Christmas party.

7 December 2016

Maria Hanson Foundation appoints Sellick Partnership’s Kinsey to board

The Maria Hanson Foundation has appointed financial & legal staffing specialist Sellick Partnership’s Nikki Kinsey to its board of trustees.

Your recruitment business 2 December 2016

Taylor Review team tours the UK on gig economy fact-finding mission

Matthew Taylor, chief executive of the Royal Society of Arts, along with three other experts, including the CEO of the Gangmasters Licensing Authority, are to embark on an evidence gathering tour of the country to find out how the gig economy is affecting workers' rights.

REC brings Croner on board for members

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation has agreed a strategic alliance with consultants Croner to provide legal insurance for its members.

Your recruitment business 30 November 2016

CitySprint workers take firm to court over employment rights

The status of workers in the ‘gig’ economy has been thrown back into the spotlight as delivery firm CitySprint today faces demands at an Employment Tribunal to treat its freelance couriers as employees.

Recruiters give Hammond their wish list for the Autumn Statement

Recruiters want Chancellor Philip Hammond to use tomorrow’s Autumn Statement to provide greater clarity about the UK’s direction in terms of securing access to the single market following the country’s decision to leave the European Union.

Bitter pill to swallow: the Apprenticeship Levy

On the surface, the Apprenticeship Levy seems like a good move for the UK and its workforce. But as DeeDee Doke reports, Randstad is leading the charge for common sense to prevail as its abiding principles don’t add up for recruiters, businesses and apprentices alike

Acorn brings Edwards on board

Specialist recruitment and training agency Acorn’s executive search division has appointed Gareth Edwards as director.

Your recruitment business 18 November 2016

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