Temporary workforce

Blue Arrow pays for mistake after sending worker on shift to closed factory

A caterer, who was sent on a 50-mile round trip to work at a factory that turned out to be closed, has been reimbursed and paid an additional £100 by the hospitality recruiter.

Star Wars Ep IX looks for new recruits

A casting agency is recruiting extras to appear in the ninth installment about the battle between good and evil in a galaxy far, far away.

Taylor to be quizzed by two government committees

Matthew Taylor is to appear before two Parliamentary Select Committees following this summer’s publication of his review into modern working practices.

13 September 2017

Low unemployment doesn’t help talent shortage

UK unemployment has hit a new 42 year low. Figures reveal UK unemployment fell by 75,000 in the quarter to July.

13 September 2017

Luxembourg wins in clean sweep for pay

What’s the best paying hourly rate for contractors on your books? Does it compare with £13.17 an hour?

Industrial/Manufacturing 12 September 2017

Coalition should have gone further to tackle labour market abuse, says Cable

Leader of the Liberal Democrats Sir Vince Cable has admitted that the Conservative-Liberal Coalition government should have gone further in tackling labour market abuse.

8 September 2017

TrueBlue recruits workers ready for hurricane clear-up

US blue-collar recruiter TrueBlue is playing an active role in recruiting workers in the recovery effort in hurricane-torn areas.

8 September 2017

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.

Social care, Engineering 8 September 2017

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.

IR35 tax reform causes mass exodus of public sector contractors

April’s IR35 tax reform is causing a mass exodus of public sector contractor talent and delays to projects agencies are recruiting for, according to research from contracting site ContractorCalculator.

Public sector, IT/Telecoms 4 September 2017

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 4-8 SEPTEMBER 2017

This week's contracts and deals, including: Clinical Professionals, Kelly Services, NonStop Recruitment, Pathway CTM, RGP, Sheffield Haworth, Syft, taskforce, Technicon Design, The Curve Group

Berry Recruitment find bar staff for UB40 gig through Facebook

A hospitality recruiter has managed to recruit all 70+ bar staff to work at reggae band UB40’s recent concert in Darlington entirely through Facebook.

Retail, Hospitality/Leisure 18 August 2017

Recruiters on ‘name and shame’ list for underpaying NMW

Three recruitment agencies have been named in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s latest list of firms found to have underpaid workers the National Minimum or Living Wage.

17 August 2017

Revolutionise the way you recruit with texting

Finding the right candidate for the job is a costly investment in time and energy.

17 August 2017

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.

Social care, Engineering 16 August 2017

Road improvements to provide 6,000 jobs boost

Up to 6,000 jobs are to be created as a result of three road improvement schemes announced by Highways England.

NEW TO THE MARKET: 14-18 AUGUST 2017

Latest new launches, openings or products within the recruitment industry, including: Bluestones Logistics, Flexology, M-Files, Opus Professional Services Group, Pure Search, Red Eagle, Spencer Ogden

Contractor market attracting tech start-ups

The contractor market is attracting tech start-ups, who are keen to offer innovative solutions to address the sector’s many challenges.

HR 10 August 2017

FINANCIALS: Kelly Services reveals revenue drop

Recruitment giant Kelly Services has seen revenue fall 3% year-on-year, according to results for the second quarter of 2017.

10 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’.

Public sector, Social care 8 August 2017

Addison Lee loses in ‘independent contractors’ tribunal ruling

Private hire company Addison Lee is the latest company to have been defeated in court over the treatment of “independent contractors” without rights to holiday pay or the National Minimum Wage.

Retail, Transport & logistics 4 August 2017

Labour accuses government of pushing through NHSP deal 'behind closed doors’

The Labour Party is calling for an inquiry into government's sale of a majority stake in NHS Professionals.

FINANCIALS: Impellam Group shows slight rise in revenue and profits

Impellam Group has reported a marginal increase in revenue and profits amid challenging conditions for the managed services and specialist staffing provider’s UK business.

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Taylor Review recognises positive role of agency work

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation's Tom Hadley on the how the recruitment industry fares in the recently published Taylor Review. 

HR 18 July 2017

GLAA boss seeks to allay Brexit fears

The executive director of the GLAA (Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority) has sought to allay fears that Brexit will hamper its ability to tackle people trafficking, labour exploitation and modern slavery.

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