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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

Candidate shortage continues to hit UK says Report on Jobs

The UK continues to suffer from a shortage of candidates, according to the latest IHS Markit/Recruitment & Employment Confederation ‘Report on Jobs’.

Agency work tops global revenues for employment industry

Agency work continues to be the top revenue generator for the global employment industry.

10 April 2018


This week’s contracts and deals include: Abacus Professional Recruitment, Immersive Labs, Optionis

IT/Telecoms, HR 9 April 2018

Doritos to recruit superfan to test new products

Do you fancy a career change? How about becoming a professional snacker?

Industry outraged over HMRC’s CEST shortcomings

Concerns have been raised over the accuracy of HM Revenue & Customs’ Check Employment Status for Tax (CEST) tool.

Public sector 4 April 2018

GLAA arrests man in Croydon on suspicion of modern slavery offences

Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority modern slavery officers have arrested one man, and are supporting six potential victims, following a search of a house in Croydon, South London.

Construction & property 29 March 2018

Employers still uncertain about hiring, says JobsOutlook

Employer confidence in the UK economy is showing no signs of improvement, according to the latest ‘JobsOutlook’ survey by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC).

28 March 2018

MAC considers full impact of EEA migration on the UK

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) is currently assessing the full impact of European Economic Area migration on the UK.

28 March 2018

Man arrested in alleged modern slavery raid in Sheffield

A man has been arrested over modern slavery offences following a raid in Sheffield yesterday.

27 March 2018


This week’s launches include: Acas, Harvey Nash, ProClinical, Remedium Partners

Life sciences, Engineering 27 March 2018
Job search

Numbers in work rise, but employers still struggle to fill roles

While latest official figures point to yet a further increase in the number of people in work, evidence suggests employers are really struggling to fill roles.

21 March 2018


This week’s launches include: Airswift, chefs-direct.com, cut-e, Head Resourcing, LogicMelon, Norman Broadbent

Oil & gas/Energy, Engineering 20 March 2018

Start-up of the Month: Grafter

Tom Cape has launched Grafter, a self-service recruitment platform for short-term and seasonal workers.

FINANCIALS: SThree sees rise in group profit but fall in UK & Ireland growth

SThree has seen group gross profit rise 8% year-on-year, led by its international operations.

Optionis acquires First Freelance and First Umbrella

Provider of professional services to the flexible workforce Optionis has acquired contractor accountancy firm First Freelance and its sister umbrella company First Five Projects, which trades as First Umbrella.

Accounting/Finance 14 March 2018


This week’s launches include: breatheHR, Harnham, Hiring Success Company, Hotelhouse.co, Mapped, Morgan McKinley, NC Associates, Neuven Solutions, NonStop Recruitment, PRISM

HR, Hospitality/Leisure 12 March 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.

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