Temporary workforce

Ever tried to recruit a chocolate-ologist or an ice assistant?

What’s the weirdest job you’ve ever recruited for? Can it beat chocolate-ologist, ice assistant or blood labeller?

Retail, Industrial/Manufacturing 17 November 2017

Latest employment figures highlight UK skills shortage

While UK unemployment has held steady, the number of people in work across the country has recorded its biggest fall since 2015.

15 November 2017

Centre for Ageing Better calls on recruiters to get older workers in jobs

As a new report reveals 3.6m 50-64-year-olds are out of work, independent charitable foundation the Centre for Ageing Better has highlighted three key ways recruiters can help cut the unemployment rate of older workers.

14 November 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

Blog: REC reports from Lib Dem Conference

Zero-hour contracts, gender equality, the government’s approach to skills development and Brexit were all hot button topics at this week’s Lib Dem conference.

22 September 2017

JobsOutlook reveals fall in economic confidence

Confidence in the UK economy has fallen to its lowest level since June 2016, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC).

Blue Arrow pays for mistake after sending worker on shift to closed factory

A caterer, who was sent on a 50-mile round trip to work at a factory that turned out to be closed, has been reimbursed and paid an additional £100 by the hospitality recruiter.

Star Wars Ep IX looks for new recruits

A casting agency is recruiting extras to appear in the ninth installment about the battle between good and evil in a galaxy far, far away.

Taylor to be quizzed by two government committees

Matthew Taylor is to appear before two Parliamentary Select Committees following this summer’s publication of his review into modern working practices.

13 September 2017

Low unemployment doesn’t help talent shortage

UK unemployment has hit a new 42 year low. Figures reveal UK unemployment fell by 75,000 in the quarter to July.

13 September 2017

Luxembourg wins in clean sweep for pay

What’s the best paying hourly rate for contractors on your books? Does it compare with £13.17 an hour?

Industrial/Manufacturing 12 September 2017

Coalition should have gone further to tackle labour market abuse, says Cable

Leader of the Liberal Democrats Sir Vince Cable has admitted that the Conservative-Liberal Coalition government should have gone further in tackling labour market abuse.

8 September 2017

TrueBlue recruits workers ready for hurricane clear-up

US blue-collar recruiter TrueBlue is playing an active role in recruiting workers in the recovery effort in hurricane-torn areas.

8 September 2017

Perm placements up but candidate availability down

The number of people placed into permanent jobs continued to rise markedly in August, according to the latest Report on Jobs from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation and IHS Markit.

Social care, Engineering 8 September 2017

GLAA investigates labour abuses in Blackpool

The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority has revealed its officers have interviewed a number of employees yesterday as part of an investigation into alleged worker exploitation at hotels in Blackpool.

IR35 tax reform causes mass exodus of public sector contractors

April’s IR35 tax reform is causing a mass exodus of public sector contractor talent and delays to projects agencies are recruiting for, according to research from contracting site ContractorCalculator.

Public sector, IT/Telecoms 4 September 2017

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 4-8 SEPTEMBER 2017

This week's contracts and deals, including: Clinical Professionals, Kelly Services, NonStop Recruitment, Pathway CTM, RGP, Sheffield Haworth, Syft, taskforce, Technicon Design, The Curve Group

Berry Recruitment find bar staff for UB40 gig through Facebook

A hospitality recruiter has managed to recruit all 70+ bar staff to work at reggae band UB40’s recent concert in Darlington entirely through Facebook.

Retail, Hospitality/Leisure 18 August 2017

Recruiters on ‘name and shame’ list for underpaying NMW

Three recruitment agencies have been named in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s latest list of firms found to have underpaid workers the National Minimum or Living Wage.

17 August 2017

Revolutionise the way you recruit with texting

Finding the right candidate for the job is a costly investment in time and energy.

17 August 2017

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