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Confidence in the economy stabilises on Brexit anniversary

UK employer confidence in the economy has stabilised a year after the nation’s vote to leave the European Union.

21 June 2017

Think-tank calls on gig employers to disclose workers’ hourly earnings

Independent think-tank the Social Market Foundation has called for gig economy employers to disclose their gig worker hourly earnings.

20 June 2017

NEW TO THE MARKET: 19-23 JUNE 2017

Latest new launches, openings or products within the recruitment industry, including: 2B Interface, g2 Recruitment, Peace Recruitment Group, Tile Hill, VERCIDA.com

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.

NEW TO THE MARKET: 12-16 JUNE 2017

Latest new launches, openings or products within the recruitment industry, including: GenieJobs.com, JVP Group, Lyons Personnel, NHS Employers, Redstone Talent Consulting, Stafforce, Woodrow Mercer

Legal scales

ECJ adviser’s opinion could open doors to holiday pay claims

An opinion by a key adviser to the European Court of Justice could open the door to a wave of retrospective holiday pay claims.

Legal, HR 9 June 2017

Recruiters pin election hopes on focus on jobs

Recruiters are hoping for significant change to the employment landscape as they join the rest of the country in voting today for the next government.

8 June 2017

Qatar isolation a ‘headache’ for recruiters and contractors

Recruiters are hoping for a swift resolution to the diplomatic crisis in the Middle East that has seen several states cut ties with Qatar.

A quarter of recruiters think Brexit will be good for their business

One in four recruiters believe the UK’s exit from the EU will have a positive impact on their business, according to research.

7 June 2017

Swanstaff Recruitment closes Midlands offices but expands hub in Milton Keynes

South-East-based Swanstaff Recruitment has closed two offices in the Midlands, with the loss of five jobs.

7 June 2017
Gig economy

Nearly 10m workers in precarious employment, says GMB union

Up to 10 million people in the UK are in so-called precarious employment, according to a trade union.

5 June 2017

Use of recruitment agencies set to plummet says CIPD research

More than half of HR professionals expect their organisation to cut their use of recruitment agencies this year, according to research.

HR 5 June 2017

Everton needs you - to be a match day steward

Ever wanted to be part of the match day experience at one of the Premier League’s top clubs?

Hospitality/Leisure 26 May 2017

Travelodge creates 1,000 roles over the summer

Travelodge is seeking to fill 1,000 positions across its UK network this summer.

Hospitality/Leisure 26 May 2017

FINANCIALS: Parity Group makes ‘satisfactory’ start to the year

Parity Group has made a “satisfactory” start to the year’s trading, according to the talent management business’s non-executive chairman John Conoley.

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.

UK firms plan to hire more temps in next quarter

UK firms are becoming increasingly reliant on temporary workers, according to the latest data from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC).

Social care, Engineering 24 May 2017

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.

Union seeks talks with Transline owners over unpaid backpay

Unite the Union is seeking urgent talks with the new owners of Transline over outstanding backpay owed to workers, which the labour procurer supplied to sports retailer Sports Direct.

Russell Taylor Holdings buys Transline Group

Wirral-headquartered recruitment group Russell Taylor Holdings has bought labour procurer Transline Group.

Employment rate hits record highs

The UK’s employment rate has hit levels not seen since records began in 1971.

17 May 2017

Labour’s pledges for recruiters and recruitment

The Labour Party has confirmed plans to ban umbrella companies in its election manifesto and ensure all workers are given equal employment rights, as well as offering hope to recruiters chasing late payment.

Public sector 17 May 2017

Recruitment director fined for supplying workers without licence

A Somerset businesswoman has been fined a total of £4k after admitting supplying workers to a fish processing plant without the necessary gangmaster licence.

Agriculture 12 May 2017

Deliveroo changes courier contract following MPs’ criticism

Deliveroo has made changes to its contract for its couriers. The move follows MPs’ criticism of contracts of workers employed in the gig economy.

12 May 2017

FINANCIALS: Kelly Services sees fall in revenue but rise in operating earnings

Kelly Services has seen revenue fall but operating earnings increase, according to results for Q1 2017.

12 May 2017

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