Social care

FINANCIALS: Impellam expects earnings to be down

Impellam Group says it expects full-year earnings to be slightly below expectations, according to a trading update.

Financials 16 November 2017

Confidence falls for third month in a row says JobsOutlook survey

Confidence in the UK economy has fallen for the third consecutive month, according to the latest ‘JobsOutlook’ survey by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC).

Sturgeon launches campaign to encourage school leavers into childcare

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has launched a recruitment campaign aimed at encouraging school leavers into nursery and childcare careers.

In-house recruitment 24 October 2017

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

HC-One creates care sector support roles in North-East

North-East England’s social care sector is being boosted with more than 100 new jobs.

In-house recruitment 3 October 2017

JobsOutlook reveals fall in economic confidence

Confidence in the UK economy has fallen to its lowest level since June 2016, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC).

Cordant Group refocuses business on social enterprise

Cordant Group has announced plans to become a social enterprise.

Perm placements up but candidate availability down

The number of people placed into permanent jobs continued to rise markedly in August, according to the latest Report on Jobs from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation and IHS Markit.

Hales recruits 100 home care workers in Hull

Hull’s home care sector is to be boosted to the tune of 100 new jobs.

21 August 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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