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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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