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

Recruiters urged to go flexible to avoid sex discrimination rules

Recruiters should consider offering a flexible working option when advertising consultant vacancies or risk falling foul of indirect sex discrimination rules.

Rec-to-rec, Legal 30 October 2017

APPOINTMENTS: 30 OCTOBER-3 NOVEMBER 2017

This week’s appointments include: Bullhorn, Core-Asset Consulting, Franklin Fitch, FPS, Hamlyn Williams, ManpowerGroup, McGregor Boyall, Nakama Group, NHS Improvement, Oyster Partnership, Pedersen & Partners, Pure Search, Rutherford Cross, Talentmark, Team Support, Woodrow Mercer Finance

Public sector, Life sciences 30 October 2017

Confidence falls for third month in a row says JobsOutlook survey

Confidence in the UK economy has fallen for the third consecutive month, according to the latest ‘JobsOutlook’ survey by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC).

Public sector, Social care 25 October 2017

Thorntons on recruitment drive ahead of Christmas

Thorntons is seeking 200 additional staff ahead of Christmas, who will also benefit from staff discounts on the chocolate maker’s treats in their staff shop.

Retail, Industrial/Manufacturing 23 October 2017

Unemployment remains at record levels low despite Brexit uncertainty

UK unemployment remains at record levels, according to official data released by the Office for National Statistics this morning.

Get a pizza the action at the Bath Pizza Company

Do you like pizza? Do you want to get paid to eat pizza? Then we have the perfect job for you.

Retail, Industrial/Manufacturing 18 October 2017

Amazon creates 1,000 jobs at new distribution centre

The North-West’s industrial sector stands to benefit from more than 1,000 new jobs in the region.

Retail, Transport & logistics 13 October 2017

Animal lover? We have just the role for you

Do you love dogs? Want to get paid for looking after them? Well, we could have the perfect role for you as a dog sitter. There’s one catch, however…

Hospitality/Leisure 9 October 2017

G7 countries vow to help workers as labour markets change

G7 employment ministers have agreed to do more to improve worker employability as labour market demands change.

2 October 2017

CONTRACTS AND DEALS: 2-6 OCTOBER 2017

This week’s contracts and deals include: Adecco, Advorto, Beeline, IKEA Group, Kallidus, Mullin International, Nationwide Building Society, Palletways, Surgify, TaskRabbit, Triple Seven Group, Vidu, Workday

Retail, Transport & logistics 2 October 2017

HMRC refutes findings from ContractorCalculator survey

HM Revenue & Customs has slammed claims thousands of contractors are not using its IR35 status tool.

Public sector, Interim recruitment 28 September 2017

Meantime seeks part-time beer taster

Fancy being paid to drink beer? No, it’s not a trick question – beer company Meantime Brewing Company is recruiting for a part-time professional beer taster.

Retail, Industrial/Manufacturing 28 September 2017

Harry Potter and the recruitment hallos

Calling all muggles – fancy a wizard job at The Making of Harry Potter tour?

Retail, Hospitality/Leisure 27 September 2017

Weak pound hits labour-short sectors despite PM’s Brexit speech

A weakened pound in the wake of Brexit is causing employers in labour-short sectors to increase pay in order to secure talent, recruiters say.

Transport & logistics, Agriculture 25 September 2017

TfL’s Uber decision highlights vulnerability of gig workers

Transport for London’s decision to not issue ride hailing app Uber’s private hire licence highlights the precarious nature of gig working, say lawyers.

Retail, Transport & logistics 25 September 2017

APPOINTMENTS: 25-29 SEPTEMBER 2017

This week’s appointments include: Berry Recruitment, Cherry Professional, Coople, FCSA, Fox Rodney Search, Harvey Nash, McGregor Boyall, Pedersen & Partners, The Barton Partnership

Creative/Digital/Media, Legal 25 September 2017

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