Temporary workforce

Toys ‘R’ Us on the hunt for chief play officer

Toys ‘R’ Us Canada is on the hunt for someone to play with toys all day.

Retail, Hospitality/Leisure 20 July 2018

Letters: August 2018

Readers' responses to stories on recruiter.co.uk.

Public sector, HR 20 July 2018

BBC offers one-off payout to off-payroll workers

The BBC is helping some of its employees settle accountancy bills connected to their compliance with off-payroll working rules in the public sector.

Unemployment falls again with employment reaching record high

The UK’s employment rate has reached a record high, while unemployment has remained at levels not seen since the mid-1970s.

17 July 2018

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 16-20 JULY 2018

This week’s contracts and deals include: Arch Apprentices, Hays, IPSE, Route1 International, Staffline, TeacherActive, Tile Hill Interim Management

HMRC bags £400m+ from public sector off-payroll working rules

The country’s coffers have been boosted to the tune of £410m in income tax and National Insurance Contributions as a result of off-payroll working rules in the public sector.

Public sector 13 July 2018

FINANCIALS: Hays sees profit rise across all regions

Recruitment giant Hays has posted a 15% year-on-year increase in net fee income (NFI) with GP growth across all regions including the UK & Ireland.

Public sector, IT/Telecoms 13 July 2018

Southgate’s former club Middlesbrough on recruitment drive

England manager Gareth Southgate’s former club has launched a recruitment drive for cash office workers and kitchen staff.

New Brexit secretary wanted UK to ditch ‘draconian’ WTD and AWR

The new Brexit secretary has previously advocated repealing the Agency Worker Regulations and the Working Time Directive, it has emerged.

10 July 2018

Recruiters among over 200 employers named for not paying NMW

Six recruiters appear in the government’s latest list of employers found to have underpaid National Living and National Minimum Wage.

Public sector, Education 9 July 2018

HMRC’s lack of MOO in CEST is farcical, say industry experts

HM Revenue & Customs has come under fire from industry figures for confirming a key test for determining a person’s worker status does not feature in its Check Employment Status Tool (CEST).

Public sector, HR 9 July 2018

Rise in both temp and perm billings, says Report on Jobs

Permanent placements and temporary billings continued to rise sharply in June, according to the latest IHS Markit/Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) 'Report on Jobs'.

Retail, Engineering 6 July 2018

RecFest 2018: Employment minister challenges recruiters to create jobs of the future

The employment minister has thrown down the gauntlet to recruiters to create the flexible jobs of the future for all candidates, regardless of age.

5 July 2018

Foreign investment creates jobs in UK automotive sector

The UK’s automotive sector is to benefit from £130m foreign investment that will create 500 new jobs.

Contractors to resist off-payroll contracts, according to survey

Recruiters have backed up findings from ContractorCalculator revealing massive contractor resistance toward taking contracts that would place them inside of IR35.

Public sector, Engineering 4 July 2018

FINANCIALS: Staffline trades in line with expectations

Staffline is trading in line with expectations, according to a trading update, released by the recruitment and training organisation.

Public sector, Engineering 4 July 2018

BT disputes CWU union claims of two-year probation period

BT disputes union claims it is imposing two-year probationary periods on all new joiners, including former agency staff.

IT/Telecoms, HR 2 July 2018

Workchain staff could face jail for pension scheme fraud

Senior staff at a national recruitment agency will have to wait until August to find out if they will be jailed for trying to save money by impersonating their temporary workers to opt them out of their workplace pension scheme.

Legal 28 June 2018

GLAA joins Greater Manchester Police in exploitation operation at car wash

Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) officers have conducted a joint operation with Greater Manchester Police (GMP).

Dan Richards

RL100 conference: Focus on the skills not the category

Is there much of a difference between gig workers and perm workers?

18 June 2018

Supreme Court ruling upsets flexible working apple cart in landmark case

The rights of flexible workers have been thrown back into the spotlight in light of a plumber’s legal victory in a Supreme Court ruling today.

Quicker to shut down sites in Bangladesh than UK, says GLAA chief

Shutting down a labour-exploitative work site in Bangladesh would take less time than it currently does in the UK, the interim CEO of the Gangmasters Licensing and Labour Abuse Authority has suggested.

HR 11 June 2018

Pawsome job helping to create teddy bears

Ever dream of jacking it all in for a career making teddy bears? You do?

Retail, Sales 11 June 2018

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 11-15 JUNE 2018

This week’s contracts and deals include: Cordant Group, Cornerstone OnDemand, FCSA, The Curve Group, Workday

Newly awarded rail project in Wales will lead to hundreds of jobs

The Welsh Government’s billion-pound contract to upgrade the railway network in South Wales will create hundreds of new jobs.

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