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JobsOutlook shows employers more confident in economy

Employer confidence in the economy has rebounded, turning positive for the first time since last summer, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation.

Medical recruiter and five recruits jailed for fake shifts scam in hospitals

A medical recruiter and five agency workers he recruited to defraud the NHS have been sentenced for conspiracy to defraud.

22 May 2018

Baltimore Consulting leaves Opus as Kenny heads MBO

Public and third sector recruiter Baltimore Consulting, part of the Opus Talent Solutions Group, has just completed a management buyout for £1.4m.

CONTRACTS: 21-25 MAY 2018

This week’s contracts & deals include: Cloetta, Healthier Recruitment, ICS, ProClinical, Workday

Recruiters call for action after 6,000 applications for skilled workers’ visas are refused

Recruiters are calling on the government to act after a Freedom of Information request indicated more than 6,000 skilled professionals from outside the EU were turned down for visas to take up jobs they had been offered in the UK.

HMRC loses out in court to contractor in IR35 case

Another contractor has successfully won an IR35 appeal case against HM Revenue & Customs.

Recruiters call on long-term solution to NHS talent crisis

Recruiters have backed calls for the NHS to have a long-term solution to the talent crisis currently afflicting the service.

Demand for permanent staff up but not in retail, says Report on Jobs

Demand for permanent staff is still on the rise – but not for retail staff, according to the latest Report on Jobs from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation.

APPOINTMENTS: 8-11 MAY 2018

This week’s appointments include: Mercer, Pedersen & Partners, PK Education, The RSA Group

NHS pay increase good but doesn’t go far enough, say recruiters

While a pay increase for NHS staff is a “step in the right direction”, recruiters have raised concerns whether government’s move goes far enough to sufficiently tackle the service’s staffing crisis.

In-house recruitment 22 March 2018

BBC comes under fire from presenters and industry for poor IR35 advice

The BBC has been accused of being “cack handed” in the way it allegdedly encouraged presenters to work through personal service companies (PSCs).

Legislation/Regulation 21 March 2018

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 19-23 MARCH 2018

This week’s contracts & deals include: AESC, Brightwork, Hudson, Nakama Group, Northants GP, Parity, Sheffield Haworth, totaljobs, Workday

Supplier, Technology 19 March 2018

Royal Navy admits problems with Capita’s recruiting system

The Royal Navy has admitted to problems with its new Defence Recruiting System (DRS), the online recruitment system provided by outsourcing firm Capita.

Technology 15 March 2018

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 12-16 MARCH 2018

This week’s contracts and deals include: Adecco, Adzuna, ClickIQ, CV-Library, de Poel health + care, Education-Jobs.co.uk, NPAworldwide, Templine, Universal Jobmatch

Supplier, Technology 13 March 2018

Castlerock Recruitment acquires Healthcare Locums

Healthcare and medical recruiter Castlerock Recruitment Group (CRG) has acquired rival Healthcare Locums (HCL), Recruiter can exclusively reveal.

Recruiters call for collaboration to boost NHS staff morale

Recruiters have called for greater collaboration between the NHS, the staffing sector, patient group representatives and government, as well as better workforce planning, to halt plummeting worker morale in the health service.

FINANCIALS: Adecco see rise in revenues boosted by Western Europe growth

Recruitment giant Adecco has seen revenues increase 6% year-on-year boosted by “strong” growth in Western Europe.

FINANCIALS: US Cross Country Healthcare posts revenue increase

US healthcare recruiter Cross Country Healthcare has seen revenue increase 4% year-on-year, according to results released late yesterday.

1 March 2018

Defence secretary promises to cut Army recruitment time

The defence secretary has pledged to reduce the time taken between someone taking an interest in joining the British Army and a decision on their application.

Recruiters call for improvement in Army recruitment

The admission by defence secretary Gavin Williamson that the state of British Army recruitment was “unacceptable” has prompted recruiters to call for change. Williamson’s remark, made in a speech last week, came after it was revealed that it takes an average of 300 days for an application to join the Army to be completed.

Diversity/Inclusion 21 February 2018

Letters: Government must improve working standards to retain nurses

In light of the recent news that 33,000 nurses are leaving the NHS each year, working standards need to be improved to retain staff.

14 February 2018

NEW TO THE MARKET: 12-16 FEBRUARY 2018

This week’s launches include: APSCo, ClickMechanic, Computer Recruiter, Guidant Group, ITS, Recite Me, TFS Healthcare, Uncommon.co

Supplier, Technology 13 February 2018

Carillion collapse fallout continues

Carillion's much publicised collapse has sent shockwaves in the recruitment industry as well.
 

Your recruitment business 12 February 2018

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 12-16 FEBRUARY 2018

This week’s contracts & deals: Berry Recruitment, Bullhorn, Crown World Mobility, Educate Resourcing, Jobshop UK, PageGroup, Spider, Templine Employment Agency, The Curve Group, The Daisy Chain, Thunderhead, TXM Recruit, Uniting Ambition, Viventis Search Asia

Demand rises for social care recruiters to solve complex staffing challenge

Demand for the services of social care recruiters has never been higher as the sector contends with an “incredibly complex” staffing challenge.

Temporary workforce 9 February 2018

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