Temporary workforce

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

Travel to Gulliver’s Kingdom in Matlock for a fun-filled recruitment weekend

Gulliver’s Kingdom in Derbyshire is hosting a recruitment day for an array of roles.

Retail, Sales 16 February 2018

HMRC wins IR35 case against BBC presenter Ackroyd

HM Revenue & Customs has won an IR35 case against former BBC Look North presenter Christa Ackroyd at tribunal.

Creative/Digital/Media 15 February 2018

Roll up for new roles at Wicksteed Park in Kettering

Kettering’s hospitality and leisure sector is being boosted to the tune of 100 full and part-time jobs.

Retail, Hospitality/Leisure 14 February 2018

Duties of hospitality: We must protect our workers

The recent reports of workers allegedly being sexually harassed at the Presidents Club has thrust the hospitality sector under the microscope.

Hospitality/Leisure 14 February 2018

Employers use agency workers to fill staffing gaps, finds survey

Most employers use agency workers to cover gaps in staffing rather than as a cheaper alternative to permanent staff, according to a study from The Resolution Foundation.

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

Demand rises for social care recruiters to solve complex staffing challenge

Demand for the services of social care recruiters has never been higher as the sector contends with an “incredibly complex” staffing challenge.

Public sector, Social care 9 February 2018
Interview

Talent shortages lead to stronger demand for recruitment agencies says REC report

Employers are increasingly turning to recruitment agencies to fill roles as talent shortages bite, according to the latest IHS Markit/Recruitment & Employment Confederation report.

Part-time drink assessors wanted: totter this way

Do you like a drink and want to get paid to taste them? Then step (or should that be stagger?) this way…

Hospitality/Leisure 8 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

ContractorCalculator’s Chaplin claims IR35 rules will be applied to private sector in April 2019

The founder of ContractorCalculator is warning controversial rules regarding off-payroll workers will be extended to the private sector from as early as April next year.

6 February 2018

Workers come up with far-fetched excuses for absence

What’s the worst excuse you’ve heard one of your temps give for failing to turn up for an assignment? Can it beat ‘There’s a lion in my garden’ or ‘I accidentally got on a flight to Spain’?

1 February 2018

Political and economic uncertainties and skills shortages major concerns for hiring

Political and economic uncertainties are causing hiring concerns among UK employers, according to the latest ‘JobsOutlook’ from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC).

31 January 2018

GLAA revokes Cornish gangmaster’s licence

A Cornish gangmaster has been shut down by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA).

Coronation Street is on the lookout for new scriptwriters for the iconic soap

Were you on the front line of protests when the Weatherfield One (better known as Deidre Barlow) was jailed for a crime she did not commit?

Creative/Digital/Media 26 January 2018
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FINANCIALS: Cpl Resources reveals rise in revenues

Dublin-based employment services group Cpl Resources has revealed double-digit growth in revenues in its half-yearly report to 31 December 2017.

IT/Telecoms, HR 25 January 2018

Fall in unemployment, drop in self-employment and tough to find skilled staff

While unemployment continues to fall, self-employment is actually declining and it’s becoming even tougher for businesses to find appropriately skilled staff.

24 January 2018

FINANCIALS: Empresaria expects ‘record profit’ in final results

Empresaria Group says it expects full-year profitability will be in line with market expectations for the year to 31 December 2017.

Draft Bill clarifying worker status could hit use of agency workers

While a Draft Bill, currently passing through Parliament proposing the ban of zero-hour contracts, will offer greater clarity of worker status, it could also result in a dramatic decrease in the use of agency workers.

22 January 2018

Barometer reveals good weather ahead for recruiters’ prospects

As recruiters start the year, agency optimism is improving but there are also concerns around availability of consultants and candidates, and increased debtor days.

22 January 2018

Recruiter lobbies Home Office over shortage occupation lists for all doctors

A Bristol-based recruiter is lobbying the Home Office to call for all doctor classifications to be added to shortage occupation lists after discovering around 50 doctors who are waiting to enter the UK.

Man arrested in collaborative anti-slavery operation in South London

A man was arrested in London last week in an investigation into suspected trafficking of Romanian nationals into the UK for labour exploitation.

Industrial/Manufacturing 16 January 2018

FINANCIALS: Robert Walters reports positive group profits

Global recruiter Robert Walters has continued to see positive growth with group gross profit up 19% year-on-year, according to a trading update for Q4 2017.

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