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Recruitment industry benefits from Plan for Jobs support service

The recruitment industry will likely be a key beneficiary of the Plan for Jobs announced yesterday as part of a £40m investment in a job-finding support service in Great Britain.

9 July 2020

Man arrested in £495k furlough job scheme fraud

A West Midlands man has been arrested as part of an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation into a suspected £495k furlough scheme fraud, the tax authority has announced.

9 July 2020

FINANCIALS: Robert Walters releases trading update

Pre-Covid-19 investment in technology ensured that Robert Walters employees remained productive during the pandemic, the company revealed in its Q2 trading update today [9 July].

Chancellor’s lifeline mostly welcome from industry but questions still remain

Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s new Plan for Jobs has been warmly welcomed by many in business and in the recruitment sector.

9 July 2020

Chancellor hand-outs to stimulate jobs and economy

Vouchers for meals out, a 15% VAT cut on hospitality and tourism offerings, and a £1k bonus to employers who bring back furloughed employees were among the initiatives revealed today by Chancellor Rishi Sunak.

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 6-10 JULY 2020

This week’s new contracts & deals include: Cornerstone OnDemand, IR35.io, Kingsbridge Group, Resume-Library, SNAPP Resume, Wagestream

NEW TO THE MARKET: 6-10 JULY 2020

This week’s new launches include: greenbean, NRG, Zenjob

Job Centres set to double number of work coaches

News reports over the weekend suggest that the doubling of work coaches at the UK’s Job Centres to help the increasing number of unemployed people into jobs will be announced on Wednesday [8 July].

Public sector, HR 6 July 2020

Parkdean Resorts looks to recruit 1,500 for predicted UK holiday boom

UK holiday chain Parkdean Resorts has created 1,500 jobs as it predicts a fully booked summer, according to online news service Bdaily.

Working practices and pay in clothing factories investigated in Leicester

Leicestershire Police, along with the Gangmasters Labour and Abuse Authority (GLAA) and the National Crime Agency, are among the organisations looking into allegations about how workplaces and factories in Leicester have been or are operating during the lockdown.

APPOINTMENTS: 6-10 JULY 2020

This week’s appointments include: interactive investor

Parliament deals final blow to anti-IR35 private sector roll-out

It’s full steam ahead now for the April 2021 roll-out to the private sector of the Off-Payroll rules, following Parliament’s acceptance yesterday [1 July 2020] of the Finance Bill.

Legislation 2 July 2020

SSP rebate rules hit temp agencies unfairly

Temp recruitment agencies are unfairly affected by the Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) rebate rules.

Umbrella Parasol to protect contractors up to November

Umbrella company Parasol has announced it will absorb the full cost of employer’s National Insurance (NI) and pension contributions for all of its furloughed contractors from August.

2 July 2020

Lord Sugar invests in Apprentice runner-up Allen-Horton’s Harper Fox Partners

It’s Number Four for Lord Sugar – the fourth recruitment business in his portfolio of companies – with today’s announcement that he has invested in Harper Fox Partners.

Search launches Search Recruitment Brand and integrates tech divisions

Search, the multi-sector recruitment organisation, has launched its new Search Recruitment Group brand.

Sales, IT/Telecoms 1 July 2020

GLAA CEO Rich steps down after 18 months

GLAA CEO Michael Rich has today announced he is stepping down after 18 months in his role.

People 1 July 2020

Bright Network receives £3.5m investment led by Maven Capital

Maven Capital Partners has today announced that it has led a £3.5m investment in technology recruitment platform Bright Network, which connects employers with graduates.

APPOINTMENTS: 29 JUNE-3 JULY 2020

This week’s appointments include: Hearst Television, Sanderson

Action needed to avert labour market crisis, says report

With unemployment widely expected to rise over the coming months as the government furlough scheme is withdrawn, a new report has called on the government to take a two-pronged approach to avert a labour market crisis.

Retail, Social care 30 June 2020

Airswift welcomes ‘positive’ fair employment licence changes in Singapore

New licence conditions being introduced for employment agencies in Singapore to promote fair hiring “are a positive change”, according to Airswift’s president for Asia.

Fintech bucks Covid-19 hiring trend says Robert Walters

While hiring across the economy as a whole has taken a severe hit during the coronavirus pandemic, the UK’s fintech sector is bucking the trend, according to international professional recruiter Robert Walters.

Hays Travel plans recruitment drive lift-off

A spike in holiday bookings has sparked a recruitment drive for one travel agency.

Recruitment businesses face ‘cliff edge’ as government support scaled back

Insolvency experts familiar with the recruitment sector have added their voices to warnings that the industry is headed for a fall as government support for business is withdrawn over the coming months.

29 June 2020

FINANCIALS: Norman Broadbent ‘better placed than many’ to respond to Covid

The CEO of professional services firm Norman Broadbent Group says that despite being impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, actions taken “leaves us better placed to respond to these challenges than many”.

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