Temporary workforce

Smart software helps Staff Heroes deliver Deliveroo partner restaurants staff on a plate

Low cost airline-type booking software that adjusts pay rates in response to supply and demand will help Deliveroo’s 12,000 UK partner restaurants fill their peak-time shifts and meet their last minute demand for staff.

Retail, Transport & logistics 26 April 2018

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 23-27 APRIL 2018

This week’s contracts and deals include: FCSA, Recruitready

HR 25 April 2018

NHS misses the recruitment boat for Jamaican nurses

A recruitment drive to attract Jamaican nurses to the NHS, amid the controversy surrounding treatment of the Windrush Generation, has been labelled as “too little too late” by the CEO of a nursing recruiter.

Question marks hang over IR35 and employment status

The impact of the IR35 rules on the public sector has been “very negative”, according to a survey of public and private sector professionals carried out by professional recruitment company Harvey Nash.

Public sector 19 April 2018

Industry gives cautious reaction to unemployment fall

Unemployment has fallen to levels not seen since the year Stevie Nicks joined Fleetwood Mac, Microsoft was founded and Monty Python and the Holy Grail hit cinemas.

Retail, Public sector 17 April 2018
Immigration EU Illustration iStock

The immigration game

With the final outcome of the Brexit negotiations uncertain, immigration lawyers warn that employers who rely on low-skilled EU workers face a set of particular challenges.

HR 16 April 2018
Roy Pemberton: Square pegs in round IR35 holes

Roy Pemberton: Square pegs in round IR35 holes

Many contractors have been pressed into IR35 despite believing that we should fit robustly outside.

HR 16 April 2018

More robust NHS workforce planning needed, finds Healthier Recruitment research

The NHS needs better workforce planning to move away from relying on a short-term approach to recruiting staff.

Public sector, Social care 16 April 2018
Rishi Kapadia

Start-up of the Month: Reecru

Rishi Kapadia has launched Reecru, an online agency providing traditional recruitment agency services through specialist freelance recruiters.

16 April 2018

Recruiters call for collaboration to boost NHS staff morale

Recruiters have called for greater collaboration between the NHS, the staffing sector, patient group representatives and government, as well as better workforce planning, to halt plummeting worker morale in the health service.

New rules in Criminal Finances Act could hit recruiters hard

Recruiters have been urged to get to grips with the Criminal Finances Act ahead of it coming into full effect in a matter of weeks.

27 February 2018

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

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