Temporary workforce

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.

Perm placements on the up in December says Report on Jobs

Permanent placements rose at their quickest pace for four months in December, according to the latest IHS Markit/Recruitment & Employment Confederation ‘Report on Jobs’.

Public sector, Engineering 9 January 2018

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 8-12 JANUARY 2018

This week’s contracts and deals: Adzuna, Citifocus, In Job Group, NRG, Principality Recruitment, Recruitive, Search Consultancy

Administrators Deloitte still chasing Transline debts

Administrators of collapsed labour procurer Transline are chasing debts owed by its directors.

5 January 2018

BuzzHire uses GPS app to track temps on way to work

A start-up recruiter in London may have found the perfect solution to ensure temp staff get to assignments during the busy festive period.

19 December 2017

Uber ruling has ‘huge’ impact on gig economy

Gig economy worker employment rights have once again hit the headlines as taxi-hailing app firm Uber loses an appeal surrounding its drivers.

Transport & logistics 13 November 2017

Cancun desperately seeks CEO for taking photos and writing blogs

Fancy swapping 7 deg Celsius for 27 deg Celsius and be a new CEO in the sun?

Hospitality/Leisure 13 November 2017

FINANCIALS: Prime People posts small revenue drop but up in UK

Global professional and technical recruiter Prime People has posted a marginal fall in revenue, according to results for the six months ended 30 September 2017.

Construction & property 9 November 2017

Perm placements rise faster in London than rest of UK

Permanent placements in October in London grew at their fastest pace since May, according to the latest 'Report on Jobs' from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation.

8 November 2017

Dundee manufacturer brings 140 new jobs to the city

Dundee’s manufacturing sector is to be boosted by more than 100 new jobs in the city, according to Dundee’s Evening Telegraph.

Oil & gas/Energy, Engineering 1 November 2017

Recruiters claim IR35 rule change in the private sector would be a ‘logistical nightmare’

Recruiters have rounded on a suggestion that controversial ‘off payroll’ legislation could be extended from the public sector into the private sector as an attack on flexible working and a “logistical nightmare”.

Public sector 31 October 2017

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

APPOINTMENTS: 30 OCTOBER-3 NOVEMBER 2017

This week’s appointments include: Bullhorn, Core-Asset Consulting, Franklin Fitch, FPS, Hamlyn Williams, ManpowerGroup, McGregor Boyall, Nakama Group, NHS Improvement, Oyster Partnership, Pedersen & Partners, Pure Search, Rutherford Cross, Talentmark, Team Support, Woodrow Mercer Finance

Public sector, Life sciences 30 October 2017

Confidence falls for third month in a row says JobsOutlook survey

Confidence in the UK economy has fallen for the third consecutive month, according to the latest ‘JobsOutlook’ survey by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC).

Public sector, Social care 25 October 2017

Thorntons on recruitment drive ahead of Christmas

Thorntons is seeking 200 additional staff ahead of Christmas, who will also benefit from staff discounts on the chocolate maker’s treats in their staff shop.

Retail, Industrial/Manufacturing 23 October 2017

Unemployment remains at record levels low despite Brexit uncertainty

UK unemployment remains at record levels, according to official data released by the Office for National Statistics this morning.

Get a pizza the action at the Bath Pizza Company

Do you like pizza? Do you want to get paid to eat pizza? Then we have the perfect job for you.

Retail, Industrial/Manufacturing 18 October 2017

Amazon creates 1,000 jobs at new distribution centre

The North-West’s industrial sector stands to benefit from more than 1,000 new jobs in the region.

Retail, Transport & logistics 13 October 2017

Animal lover? We have just the role for you

Do you love dogs? Want to get paid for looking after them? Well, we could have the perfect role for you as a dog sitter. There’s one catch, however…

Hospitality/Leisure 9 October 2017

G7 countries vow to help workers as labour markets change

G7 employment ministers have agreed to do more to improve worker employability as labour market demands change.

2 October 2017

CONTRACTS AND DEALS: 2-6 OCTOBER 2017

This week’s contracts and deals include: Adecco, Advorto, Beeline, IKEA Group, Kallidus, Mullin International, Nationwide Building Society, Palletways, Surgify, TaskRabbit, Triple Seven Group, Vidu, Workday

Retail, Transport & logistics 2 October 2017

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