Legislation/Regulation

Appeal case vindicates worker against recruitment agency and payroll firm

A pipe fitter has won an appeal case against recruitment agency On-Site Recruitment Solutions and payroll company Heritage Solutions City after he was found to be a worker and not self-employed.

Industrial/Manufacturing 16 February 2018

CV-speccing can lead to big fines for recruiters under GDPR

Recruiters have been urged to avoid engaging in “CV-speccing” or risk falling foul of current data protection rules and incoming general data protection regulations (GDPR).

15 February 2018

Review sexual harassment policies, recruiters advised

Recruiters have been urged to review policies and contractual liability clauses in light of a new government inquiry into workplace sexual harassment and non-disclosure agreements.

Legal, HR 13 February 2018

Government response to Taylor Review could bring more costs and red tape for recruiters

If the government acts on proposals outlined in the Taylor Review consultation, recruiters will have increased costs and more red tape.

Legal 12 February 2018

Raft of new rights for flexible workforce in response to Taylor Review

Government has announced a raft of new rights for the UK’s flexible workforce, as well as much stiffer penalties for firms that breach contracts or mistreat workers, in its response to last year’s Taylor Review.

HR 7 February 2018
Gig economy

Recruitment trade bodies welcome response to Taylor Review on flexible working

Recruitment industry trade bodies have broadly welcomed proposals announced by government in their response to last summer’s Taylor Review into modern working practices.

7 February 2018

GLAA arrest gangmasters in Ely and recover enslaved workers

Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority officers have arrested a Romanian couple in Cambridgeshire on suspicion of modern slavery and gangmaster offences.

NCA carries out major people trafficking operation

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has announced it is currently carrying out a major operation targeting a suspected people smuggling organised criminal network in the North-East, London and the South Coast.

6 February 2018

13 arrested in West Midlands in joint modern slavery operation with GLAA

Thirteen people have been arrested on suspicion of modern slavery offences following a series of early morning raids yesterday by West Midlands Police working with the Gangmasters & Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA).

26 January 2018

MP proposals on ‘gig’ employer crackdown good news for recruiters

Proposals from a cross-party group of MPs to crackdown on ‘gig economy’ employers exploiting loopholes in employment law will be welcome news for recruiters.

Retail, Hospitality/Leisure 20 November 2017

Three arrested in Kent in modern slavery operation

Two men and one woman were arrested in Kent today in connection with a Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority investigation into modern slavery in the poultry industry.

Recruiters urged to go flexible to avoid sex discrimination rules

Recruiters should consider offering a flexible working option when advertising consultant vacancies or risk falling foul of indirect sex discrimination rules.

Rec-to-rec, Legal 30 October 2017

Two arrested in human trafficking investigation in Derbyshire

Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority officers arrested two men yesterday in connection with an ongoing multi-agency investigation into organised human trafficking in and around Derby.

25 October 2017

Review intern hiring policies, lawyers warn recruitment departments

Recruitment departments should review intern hiring policies in light of renewed calls to ban unpaid internships.

Is Brexit’s breeze turning into an icy chill for recruiters?

While recruiters are certainly feeling the ill effects of Brexit through hiring uncertainty among clients, they’re divided over whether reversing Brexit would be a good idea.

Recruitment director banned for seven years

The director of a Birmingham-based recruiter has been banned from acting as a director for seven years.

13 October 2017

ASA upholds misleading claim against ‘modelling agency’ ad

The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld a complaint against an advert casting for models, actors and dancers placed by First Step Modelling for falsely claiming they were a recruitment agency.

11 October 2017

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.

Bonus pay could highlight gender gap in recruitment

Recruiters run the risk of disclosing huge gender bonus pay gaps between male and female consultants due to new rules not taking account of part-time working.

Rec-to-rec, Legal 3 October 2017

Stark warning to recruiters for changes to Finances Act this weekend

Recruiters need to get to grips with new rules under the Criminal Finances Act 2017, effective from this Saturday, or run the risk of criminal convictions, unlimited fines and irreparable reputational damage.

Legal 26 September 2017

Think tank calls on government to resurrect strike-breakers proposal

The Centre for Policy Studies has called on government to resurrect a controversial proposal that would enable recruiters to supply essential workers as ‘strike breakers’ as cover in the event of industrial action.

19 September 2017

Letters October 2017

Readers' responses to Recruiter articles online.

Public sector, Healthcare/Medical 19 September 2017

Joint GLAA modern slavery operation leads to five arrests

A joint operation by Derbyshire Police and the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) has resulted in five people being charged with modern slavery and human trafficking offences.

18 September 2017

Domestic talent can’t fix low-skilled job challenge say recruiters

Recruiters warn leaked government plans about how Britain’s immigration system could work post-Brexit risk major labour shortages, with domestic talent unable to fill resulting skills gaps.

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.

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