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FINANCIALS: Impellam Groups 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.

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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EASI remit could escalate

The Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate's remit could expand.

18 July 2017

Rail recruiters welcome challenge to find talent for HS2

Rail recruiters have welcomed the business opportunity posed by the thousands of jobs created by high-speed rail network HS2.

Trade bodies weigh in to Taylor Review debate

Recruitment trade bodies have voiced their concerns about several aspects within the Taylor Review of modern employment practices.

12 July 2017

Taylor Review: Agency workers can request direct contract after a year

Granting agency workers the right to request a direct contract of employment after a year working with an employer is one of the standout recommendations affecting the world of agency work in the Taylor Review, published this morning.

11 July 2017

Anderson Group refutes Guardian story over link to ‘tax avoidance scheme’

The Guardian newspaper reports that what it called “an aggressive tax avoidance scheme” linked to recruitment industry financial services provider Anderson Group is being liquidated.

11 July 2017

‘Dependent contractor’ status among the main Taylor Review benefits for gig workers

A new ‘dependent contractor’ status that will see gig economy workers benefit from sick pay and holiday leave is to feature among the recommendations of the Taylor Review, according to reports.

Legal 10 July 2017

Perm placements rise sharply says Report on Jobs

Permanent placements rose rise sharply again in June, despite the rate of expansion easing slightly on May’s 25-month high, according to the latest Markit/REC ‘Report on Jobs’.

Resolution Foundation sets out its NMW proposal

Think tank Resolution Foundation has suggested that a minimum wage be put in place for workers currently classified as “self-employed” who do not control what prices are set for their services.

Agency work could take over from gig economy models predicts employment specialist

Agency work will consolidate its position as the UK’s favourite way of engaging flexible labour, should government act on a recommendation for the self-employed to be entitled to the National Minimum Wage.

4 July 2017

FINANCIALS: Staffline reports it is on track to ‘burst a billion’

Staffing and employability organisation Staffline has reported it is trading in line with expectations and remains on track to ‘burst a billion’ this year.

GLAA hits back at labour exploitation with new powers

New powers given to the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) have already seen positive results following the authority’s extended remit.

Public sector, Agriculture 3 July 2017

Best of Both Worlds campaign to get doctors and nurses to work in Northamptonshire

Four Northamptonshire-based NHS healthcare providers and the University of Northampton have joined forces to launch a recruitment campaign.

Public sector, Marketing 28 June 2017

Industry calls for clarity over EU workers’ status

While recruiters should welcome government plans to give EU workers currently in the UK settled status, questions remain over how these plans will work in practice.

Legal 27 June 2017

Unions less than ecstatic as Taylor extols virtues of flexible work

Two weeks ahead of the publication of his long-awaited government review, Matthew Taylor has voiced his support for Britain’s flexible labour market and allowing people to work in the way that they choose.

27 June 2017

Is the flexible market still working for the UK?

The UK's flexible labour market sector stands at a crossroads.

27 June 2017

NEW TO THE MARKET: 26-30 JUNE 2017

Latest new launches, openings or products within the recruitment industry, including: Airswift, Argyll Scott, BSI, Cartus Corporation, CILT, National Locums, NonStop Recruitment, Talentpuddle, Technically Compatible, The Best Connection

Fruit growers could go out of business due to labour shortages

The director of a soft fruits supplier has asked the government to allow seasonal fruit pickers from the EU an easier ride into the UK or see firms like his go out of business.

Agriculture 23 June 2017

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, APSCo, 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

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