Public sector

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

Recruiters sceptical over leaked Doomsday Brexit economic document

Recruiters are sceptical over a leaked document showing the UK economy will be hit no matter what Brexit deal is struck.

Hogarth says Staffline in good shape as Pullen takes the helm

Andy Hogarth has stepped down as CEO at Staffline after a decade and a half with the recruitment and employability organisation.

Companies, Financials 24 January 2018

APPOINTMENTS: 9-13 OCTOBER 2017

This week’s appointments include: Altus Partners, Corecom Consulting, DNA Recruit, Equal Approach, Execucare, Ezek, Holmes Noble, JXT, Pedersen & Partners, Pure Search, Three R’s Teacher Recruitment, ZRG Partners

Blog: REC reports from Conservative Party Conference

Continuing the series of Recruitment & Employment Confederation blogs from this year’s major political party conferences, REC policy team leader Philip Campbell reports from the Conservative Party conference in Manchester.

Do more to tackle nursing shortages recruiters tell Hunt

Recruiters have called on health secretary Jeremy Hunt to do more to tackle the UK shortage of entry-level nurses.

In-house recruitment 4 October 2017

HMRC refutes findings from ContractorCalculator survey

HM Revenue & Customs has slammed claims thousands of contractors are not using its IR35 status tool.

Temporary workforce 28 September 2017

FINANCIALS: Capita sees fall in revenues

Business outsourcing provider Capita has seen revenues drop 3% year-on-year, according to results for the half-year to 30 June 2017.

Financials 21 September 2017

Letters October 2017

Readers' responses to Recruiter articles online.

Legislation/Regulation 19 September 2017

NEW TO THE MARKET: 18-22 SEPTEMBER 2017

Latest new launches, openings or products within the recruitment industry, including: Butler Rose, Coursera, cut-e, EasyRecruit, greenbean by NRG, HMRC, ISE, Saberr, Search Global, SomeoneWho

Technology 18 September 2017

FINANCIALS: Parity posts marginal revenue drop

Parity Group has posted a marginal decline of group year-on-year revenues, according to interim results for the six months to 30 June 2017.

Technology 14 September 2017

Recruiters call for end to pay freeze for nurses and teachers

Recruiters have called on government to introduce a pay rise for nurses and teachers of above 2.9% to stave off an ongoing exodus of talent.

In-house recruitment 13 September 2017

Non-disclosure for past offences in BAME justice review

Ensuring reformed ex-offenders need not disclose offences to prospective employers is one of the stand-out recommendations to government in a review led by Labour MP David Lammy.

Diversity/Inclusion 8 September 2017

Government drops part-privatisation plans for NHS Professionals

The UK government has abandoned plans for the part privatisation of NHS Professionals.

7 September 2017

READERS’ VIEWS: 4-8 September 2017

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

Opinion 6 September 2017

GLAA investigates labour abuses in Blackpool

The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority has revealed its officers have interviewed a number of employees yesterday as part of an investigation into alleged worker exploitation at hotels in Blackpool.

IR35 tax reform causes mass exodus of public sector contractors

April’s IR35 tax reform is causing a mass exodus of public sector contractor talent and delays to projects agencies are recruiting for, according to research from contracting site ContractorCalculator.

Temporary workforce, Technology 4 September 2017

Palmerston is the cat’s whiskers at his mice new job

One of the Foreign Office’s 2016 recruits is putting in an almost purrfect performance.

4 September 2017

APPOINTMENTS: 4-8 SEPTEMBER 2017

This week’s appointments include: Ascendant, Athona, Driver Hire,  Eames Partnership, Etonwood, Franklin Fitch, Green Park, Meridian Business Support, NRG, Pedersen & Partners, SRi, Volcanic

Technology 4 September 2017

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