Social care

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
Niall Dickson

Less reliance on agency staff

The newly appointed CEO of the NHS Confederation said he favours the NHS recruiting more permanent staff and relying less on temporary agency staff.

1 February 2017

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