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

Recruiters urged to ensure temps know of sexual harassment procedures

Recruiters have been urged to have open communication with candidates and clients, as well as clear procedures for reporting sexual harassment for workers on assignment.

11 December 2017

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 11-15 DECEMBER 2017

This week’s contracts and deals include: CSG, Job Matrix, Key, NPAworldwide, REC, Recruitive

Retail, Engineering 11 December 2017

Staffing firm tops government NMW name and shame list

Hundreds of employers, including six recruitment firms, have been named and shamed for underpaying the National Minimum Wage (NMW), according to a government list.

8 December 2017
Gig economy

Gig economy legislation delayed

Industry figures are calling on the government to take a broader view when it comes to reforming the gig economy days after the Conservatives announced a further delay to its legislation proposals following the Taylor report.

Transport & logistics, Legal 7 December 2017

Britons will ‘starve’ after Brexit

England’s biggest winemaker, and supplier to 10 Downing Street, has warned that Britons will “starve” if foreign fruit pickers are not allowed into the country after Brexit.

Retail, Agriculture 6 December 2017

Industry sidelined by partial HMRC-commissioned off-payroll research

HMRC-commissioned research into the impact of controversial off-payroll rules introduced across the public sector in April has been criticised for not taking into account the views of the recruitment sector.

29 November 2017

Uncertainty continues over extension of IR35 off-payroll rules

The government’s decision not to go ahead with controversial changes to IR35 legislation that had been anticipated would be included in yesterday’s Budget has been widely welcomed across the sector.

23 November 2017

GLAA film urges employees to ‘Do the Right Thing’

The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) is encouraging employers to show their staff a film that tells them what to do if they suspect modern slavery in their workplace.

Australia study reveals endemic exploitation of temporary migrant workers

A major new study has found evidence of widespread and endemic exploitation of foreign temporary workers in Australia.

Retail, Transport & logistics 22 November 2017

New UPS hub could deliver 1,000+ jobs to the East Midlands

Parcel delivery firm UPS could be bringing more than 1,000 new jobs to a site near East Midlands Airport if recently submitted plans are accepted.

Transport & logistics 21 November 2017

MP proposals on ‘gig’ employer crackdown good news for recruiters

Proposals from a cross-party group of MPs to crackdown on ‘gig economy’ employers exploiting loopholes in employment law will be welcome news for recruiters.

Retail, Hospitality/Leisure 20 November 2017

GLAA looks into exploitation in London

Investigators from the Gangmasters & Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) employed their new powers during a week of action looking into reports of possible labour exploitation in London.

New development creates over 100 jobs in the Potteries

One of the six towns that make up the city of Stoke-on-Trent is to get a jobs boost, thanks to the next development of a former factory site.

Retail, Transport & logistics 20 November 2017

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

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