Social care

Industry reaction as unemployment falls to 42-year low

Despite fears that a combination of a consumer squeeze and Brexit uncertainty is damaging the economy, the UK labour market continues to perform strongly, according to official figures released today.

Readers’ views: 14-18 August 2017

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Opinion 16 August 2017

Temp and perm billings on the increase, says Report on Jobs

Appointments have increased at their fastest rate for more than two and a half years, according to the latest ‘Report on Jobs’.

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Supplier, Technology 7 August 2017

Recruiters slam government announcement for mental health workers

Recruiters have rounded on government for not providing enough detail on plans to recruit thousands more mental health workers into the NHS.

In-house recruitment 31 July 2017

Migration system must be evidence-based, say recruitment bodies

Recruitment trade bodies have called on government to ensure the UK’s new migration system is based on evidence about the skills the country needs to thrive post-Brexit.

Abbeyfield holds recruitment day for care home

Older person charity Abbeyfield is to host a recruitment day for its old people’s home in Silksworth, Sunderland.

In-house recruitment 10 July 2017

‘Perfect storm’ for nursing talent crisis say recruiters

Recruiters are finding it harder and harder to source good quality nurses, as research show for the first time in almost a decade more nurses are leaving the profession than joining.

In-house recruitment 3 July 2017

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 3-7 JULY 2017

This week’s contracts and deals, including Alder Training, Bright Network, Charlton Morris, Cross Country Healthcare, Harvey Nash, Hays, PAT Management, Peach Recruitment, Regenda, Workforce Recruitment

Supplier, Your business 3 July 2017

Capita completes sale of recruitment businesses to Endless

Capita has completed the sale of its specialist recruitment businesses within education, social, care and health personnel to Endless, a specialist turnaround investor.

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 26-30 JUNE 2017

This week’s contracts and deals, including Amrop, CIPD, Driver Hire, Gravitas Recruitment Group, Hays Talent Solutions, Kubrick Group, Liquid Careers, N-Trust Care Services, Nakama, Recruitive Software, Sheffield Haworth

Supplier, Technology 26 June 2017

Leading recruiter concerned with losing low-skilled EU workers

The group CEO of nGAGE Specialist Recruitment says he is more worried about the potential drain of EU immigrant workers in caring, catering and cleaning jobs than the loss of professionally skilled workers.

Legislation/Regulation 14 June 2017
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FINANCIALS: Servoca sees revenue rise thanks to social care division

Servoca has seen revenue increase 18.8% led by a strong performance of its health and social care and criminal justice division, according to results for the six months ended 31 March 2017.

Companies 12 June 2017

UK firms plan to hire more temps in next quarter

UK firms are becoming increasingly reliant on temporary workers, according to the latest data from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC).

Temporary workforce 24 May 2017
Care Worker

New Care creates 80 jobs in Greater Manchester

Care operator New Care is to create 80 jobs through the opening of a new care home in Sale, Greater Manchester.

In-house recruitment 10 May 2017

Health and care recruiters endorse recommendations on recruiting post-Brexit

The UK’s next government needs to ensure health and social care providers can recruit and retain top talent from across the global post-Brexit, Parliament’s Health Committee has recommended.

Talent management 28 April 2017
Care Worker

Forest Healthcare to pay above NLW to recruit and retain top talent

A care home group in the South-East of England has committed to paying above the living wage in order to recruit and retain top talent, and reduce reliance on agency staff.

In-house recruitment 24 April 2017

Jobs survey shows skills shortage still a major issue

More than four in 10 employers have increased salaries in an effort to attract candidates, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC).

19 April 2017

Recruiters reported to be among bidders for NHS Professionals

Reports suggest two recruitment agencies are among the bidders to take a controlling stake in NHS in-house recruitment agency NHS Professionals.

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.

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.

Hammond hits the self-employed but champions tech skills

Building STEM skills, helping combat business rate increases and raising NI for the self-employed were among the highlights in this afternoon’s Spring Budget statement.

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
Care Worker

Care sector recruiters wary of cost-cutting clients

Care sector recruiters have to be increasingly choosy about the clients they take on, as government data reveals the full extent of care providers struggling to pay the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage.

21 February 2017

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