Legislation/Regulation

Recruiters urged to review safe workplace policies

Recruiters have been urged to keep policies about providing a safe place of work under review, in light of this week’s summer heatwave.

Public sector, Engineering 23 June 2017

Recruiters welcome softer Brexit stance in Queen’s Speech

Recruiters have welcomed an anticipated ‘softer’ stance on immigration than previously indicated from government following yesterday’s Queen’s Speech.

Public sector, Legal 22 June 2017

Armed forces to bring in flexible working

The UK’s armed forces are to benefit from flexible working, thanks to measures announced in yesterday’s Queen’s Speech.

Public sector 22 June 2017

Watch out for grey areas in pay, recruiters warned

Recruiters have been warned to be wary of grey areas in rules governing the payment of consultants.

Rec-to-rec, Legal 19 June 2017

Nottingham man jailed for forced labour and human trafficking

A Nottingham landlord has been sentenced to eight years in prison after admitting human trafficking, two counts of forced labour and fraud at Nottingham Crown Court earlier this month.

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.

Public sector, Social care 14 June 2017

Red Snapper helps GLAA find investigating officers

London-based recruiter Red Snapper Group is working with the Gangmasters & Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) on a recruitment drive.

7 June 2017

Mixed response to NHS U-turn over blanket IR35 rule

The NHS’s decision not to place all locum and contractor staff inside IR35 was met with a muted welcome from recruiters, claiming that those hired will still be caught by the new law.

Healthcare/Medical 31 May 2017

Union in court to seek recognition for Deliveroo workers

The Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB) has started legal proceedings to secure union representation for workers at food courier firm Deliveroo.

Government review to give workers on zero-hours contracts ‘right to request’ fixed hours

Workers on zero-hour contracts are set to be given the right to request fixed hours, according to reports.

Conservative manifesto pledges highly skilled jobs for the young

Commitments to leave the European single market and to create a “modern industrial strategy”, aimed at helping young people into high skilled jobs of the future, were just some of the stand-out promises affecting recruitment in the Conservative’s Election Manifesto.

19 May 2017

Lib Dems manifesto protects UK workers in the EU and improves diversity

Protecting UK citizens’ right to work in the European Union and commitments to improve diversity in recruitment are some of the stand out pledges affecting recruitment in the Liberal Democrat’s Election Manifesto.

18 May 2017

Recruiters round on Labour’s employment policies but like late payment plans

Labour Party plans to ensure workers have the same employment rights from day one and ban umbrella companies have been given short shrift by recruiters and umbrella companies.

17 May 2017

APSCo manifesto pushes for Apprenticeship Levy reform

The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) is advocating for a reform of the collection and use of the Apprenticeship Levy in its new manifesto.

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Invest NI strategy plans 40,000 jobs for Northern Ireland by 2021

Invest NI has pledged to deliver 40,000 jobs to Northern Ireland by 2021.

16 May 2017

Umbrellas blast Labour’s ‘ill-thought out’ policy to ban them

Umbrella companies have rounded on Labour Party proposals to ban them, should they win the election in June.

Accounting/Finance 12 May 2017

Recruiters voice concerns over leaked Labour Party Manifesto

Recruiters have told Recruiter of their concerns about Labour Party policies contained in a leaked election manifesto, with one recruiter warning a prospective Labour government “to be careful not to be seen as hostile to business”.

11 May 2017

Recruiters give muted response to Labour’s plans for the NHS

Recruiters have given a muted welcome to Labour’s plans for a pay rise for NHS workers and to require trusts to legislate to ensure safe staffing levels.

Healthcare/Medical 26 April 2017
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Recruiters welcome snap election in hope of a better Brexit

Recruiters have mostly backed the Prime Minister’s early election call due to the anticipated clearer mandate it will give government to get on with Brexit.

19 April 2017
Legal scales

Ex-CTPartners consultant wins dismissal case against troubled DHR Global

A partially sighted former employee of DHR Global’s UK operation has won a case for wrongful dismissal, adding to a list of legal action by former employees against the global executive search firm.

Legal 18 April 2017

Calls for clarity and Taylor review 'to force tax rethink’, says PRISM

Government will have no choice but to remodel legal and tax frameworks for UK workers once Matthew Taylor completes his Review into Modern Employment due to “widespread” dissatisfaction with the government’s current approach to employment legislation, PRISM has predicted.

Legal 18 April 2017

Bahrain housemaid agency under investigation in ‘win a domestic worker’ ad

Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) in Bahrain has suspended a recruitment agency for placing an online advert offering the chance to ‘win a domestic worker’.

Legal 18 April 2017

Institute of Recruiters seeks chartered status with name change

The Institute of Recruiters has set its sights on achieving chartered status as it rebrands to the British Institute of Recruiters.

18 April 2017
HMRC

HMRC dismisses claims IR35 tool facilitates tax avoidance

HM Revenue & Customs has hit back over “completely incorrect” claims its new IR35 status tool could be facilitating tax avoidance.

10 April 2017

SAFERjobs launches anti-fraud framework

Non-profit organisation SAFERjobs has launched a framework for recruiters aimed at preventing jobseekers being subject to attempted fraud.

10 April 2017

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