Public sector

Letters: August 2018

Readers' responses to stories on recruiter.co.uk.

BBC offers one-off payout to off-payroll workers

The BBC is helping some of its employees settle accountancy bills connected to their compliance with off-payroll working rules in the public sector.

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 16-20 JULY 2018

This week’s contracts and deals include: Arch Apprentices, Hays, IPSE, Route1 International, Staffline, TeacherActive, Tile Hill Interim Management

Gurkha regiment to recruit women from 2020

The Gurkhas are to allow female recruits for the first time from 2020.

Diversity/Inclusion 16 July 2018

HMRC bags £400m+ from public sector off-payroll working rules

The country’s coffers have been boosted to the tune of £410m in income tax and National Insurance Contributions as a result of off-payroll working rules in the public sector.

FINANCIALS: Hays sees profit rise across all regions

Recruitment giant Hays has posted a 15% year-on-year increase in net fee income (NFI) with GP growth across all regions including the UK & Ireland.

NEW TO THE MARKET: 9-13 JULY 2018

This week’s launches include: Accenture, Crown World Mobility, Dynamite Recruitment, Engage Talent Partners, ETZ Payments, Real Time Consultants

Recruiters among over 200 employers named for not paying NMW

Six recruiters appear in the government’s latest list of employers found to have underpaid National Living and National Minimum Wage.

HMRC’s lack of MOO in CEST is farcical, say industry experts

HM Revenue & Customs has come under fire from industry figures for confirming a key test for determining a person’s worker status does not feature in its Check Employment Status Tool (CEST).

Demand for local Saudi talent on the increase, says Hays

Hays is reporting increased demand for its services to source local talent in Saudi Arabia, as the kingdom makes progress with its Saudi Vision 2030 programme.

Industry gives cautious reaction to unemployment fall

Unemployment has fallen to levels not seen since the year Stevie Nicks joined Fleetwood Mac, Microsoft was founded and Monty Python and the Holy Grail hit cinemas.

More robust NHS workforce planning needed, finds Healthier Recruitment research

The NHS needs better workforce planning to move away from relying on a short-term approach to recruiting staff.

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 16-20 APRIL 2018

This week’s contracts and deals include: Adecco, APSCo, Careix, DWP, Edward Reed Recruitment, PIXID, REC, Sky Recruitment Specialists

Companies, Supplier 16 April 2018

Additional test dates for overseas doctors welcomed but more needs to be done

While recruiters welcome the General Medical Council’s move to add additional linguistic test dates, more needs to be done to boost overseas doctor numbers to the UK.

In-house recruitment 12 April 2018

Parliament opens its doors for recruitment fair

Fancy working for a 1,000-year-old institution as an HR business partner, clerk or barista?

In-house recruitment 12 April 2018

Industry outraged over HMRC’s CEST shortcomings

Concerns have been raised over the accuracy of HM Revenue & Customs’ Check Employment Status for Tax (CEST) tool.

Recruiter Awards shortlisted new agencies share their secrets

In the week the shortlist for the Recruiter Awards 2018 in association with flexr was released, Recruiter spoke to the agencies that made the cut in the Best New Agency category.

Technology, Recruiter Awards 23 March 2018

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.

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