Public sector

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.

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Social care recruiters get creative in council care home squeeze

As a funding squeeze causes care firms to cancel contracts with local authorities, recruiters face a choice between getting creative to help clients or the difficult decision to walk away from placing candidates in this part of the sector altogether.

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

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Supplier, Technology 20 March 2017

Watch out, Beedles stepped out (of Connex)

Mark Beedles, chairman and founder of national education supply company Connex Education, is stepping down to launch new education recruitment business Supli in the UK and the US.

17 March 2017
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Talent management pilot scheme in the House

A talent management scheme for middle managers is being piloted in the House of Commons and the Parliamentary Digital Service.

In-house recruitment 16 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

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

Perm placements peak while temp billings slow

Recruiters have seen a pick up in growth of permanent placements to reach a one-year peak, but temp billings have risen at their slowest pace for four months.

Temporary workforce 8 March 2017

London-based recruiters raise fears over business rate hike

Recruiters are worried an upcoming increase in business rates will eat into profits, with agencies having to “suck up” rate hikes.

Legislation/Regulation 6 March 2017

Pertemps buys a stake in ISE Partners

Pertemps Network Group (PNG) has acquired a stake in London-based recruiter ISE Partners.

Financials 2 March 2017
John Ridpath

Tech talent ‘priority’ in Brexit settlement

The UK’s Brexit settlement must take into account the UK tech sector’s reliance on foreign talent, according to companies operating in the sector.

Kirklees sows seeds of success with new gardeners drive

West Yorkshire-based Kirklees Council has launched a recruitment drive for 30 green-fingered new

1 March 2017

Parliament appeals to Commons people

Even institutions as well known as Parliament need to boost awareness of their employer brand.

Events, Diversity/Inclusion 28 February 2017

HMRC hits back at criticism surrounding its IR35 support

HM Revenue & Customs has hit back following criticism from recruiters late last week over confusion created around April’s changes to the tax status of interims and contractors working in the public sector.

Legislation/Regulation 27 February 2017

ContractorCalculator offers IR35 compliance service

ContractorCalculator is offering an automated compliance solution service,

Supplier, Legislation/Regulation 27 February 2017
Niall Dickson

Less reliance on agency staff

The newly appointed CEO of the NHS Confederation said he favours the NHS recruiting more permanent staff and relying less on temporary agency staff.

1 February 2017

SThree sees full-year profit above market expectations

International recruiter SThree said it expects pre-tax profits for the full year to be slightly above market expectations after seeing strong growth in Europe despite mixed trading conditions.

9 December 2016

FINANCIALS: Servoca results in line with expectations

Servoca said its results for the results for the full-year ended 30 September will be in line with market expectations indicating a “significant improvement in the performance and profitability of the group”.

8 December 2016

Glasgow to close half of its job centres

The government has announced it will close half of Glasgow’s 16 job centres.

Legislation/Regulation 8 December 2016

Muck finds new teacher following social media recruitment campaign

The remote Hebridean island of Muck has appointed a teacher for its primary school following a successful social media campaign.

In-house recruitment 2 December 2016

Nearly half of contractors to shun public sector work

Four in 10 contractors will avoid public sector roles following confirmation of new ‘off-payroll’ rules affecting public sector workers set to come into force in April next year.

TribePad wins place on CCS framework

Talent acquisition software specialist TribePad has been awarded a place on the Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) G Cloud 8 framework for its candidate management system.

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