The government’s decision to terminate the bulk upload facility on its Universal Jobmatch service could “significantly hinder” public sector clients’ ability to fill crucial vacancies, a public sector job board has warned.
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
Easing access to skilled workers the UK needs to thrive in a post-Brexit world should be Prime Minister Theresa May’s priority as she prepares to begin negotiations with former EU partners, recruiters say.
The Women and Equalities Committee has launched a new inquiry into older people and employment, looking at current government policies to help people extend working lives, and possible further steps tackling age discrimination.
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.
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.
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.