Public sector

FINANCIALS: Hays shows drop in UK NFI but Europe, Asia-Pac up

Recruitment giant Hays has seen a 4% drop in year-on-year UK & Ireland net fee income, according to an update for the quarter ended 31 March 2017.

Financials 13 April 2017

Universal Jobmatch changes could hit public sector hiring

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.

12 April 2017

Government announces Universal Jobmatch changes

Government is making changes to its Universal Jobmatch service to stop commercial job boards uploading vacancies in bulk.

Technology 10 April 2017
HMRC

Extra caution of tax avoidance schemes urged as new IR35 rules take effect

Recruiters and contractors have been warned to be ultra wary of tax avoidance schemes coming onto the market in light of new IR35 rules coming into force today. 

6 April 2017
Care Worker

New report finds crisis in social care staffing

Almost half (49%) of the UK’s home care workers are on zero-hour contracts, compared with 2.9% of the workforce nationally, a government committee has found.

Relief as NHS agency staffing ban put on hold

NHS Improvement has paused until further notice its plans to ban NHS Trusts from using agency workers who also hold substantive roles in the health service.

Readers’ views: 27-31 March 2017

A weekly round-up of comments on recruiter.co.uk stories

Article 50 triggered: recruiters call on government to provide more certainty

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

29 March 2017

Skilled workers a priority post-Brexit – wherever they’re from

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.

Contractors believe public sector unprepared for IR35 changes

Just 4% of UK contractors think their public sector clients are prepared for new IR35 rules coming into force on 6 April.

WEC inquiry looks at progress on older workers

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.

Bigwig recruit’s hair-raising scheme falls flat

A young would-be recruit for the Western Central Indian state police of Maharashtra has been turned down for a post for wearing a wig to boost his height.

In-house recruitment 28 March 2017

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.

Readers’ views: 20-24 March 2017

A weekly round-up of comments on recruiter.co.uk stories

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

New to the Market: 20-24 March 2017

Latest new launches, openings or products within the recruitment industry: 20-24 March 2017

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
A recent recruitment fair at the House of Commons is another initiative the organisation has trialled

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

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