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Workplace disputes will rise due to Test and Trace warns employment lawyer

The government’s new Test and Trace system could contribute to a rise in workplace disputes, an employment lawyer at law firm Irwin Mitchell has warned.

29 May 2020

Work with recruitment industry to get economy up and running

Government should weigh up how health-focused activity against the Covid-19 virus and economic activity can “run in parallel” as the pandemic recovery phase begins, REC CEO Neil Carberry has told Chancellor Rishi Sunak.

29 May 2020

DWP's job portal is free-to-post

Employment minister Mims Davies is calling on employers to advertise their job vacancies at no cost on a recently launched portal.

29 May 2020

GLAA temporary licensing scheme ends

A temporary licensing scheme launched by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) in March to meet a predicted urgent demand will end this week.

Pertemps Managed Solutions wins extension to Thames Water contract

Pertemps Managed Solutions has won a continuation of its contract to deliver recruitment process outsourcing and managed service provider services across all of Thames Water’s locations.

ONS joins with Adzuna to launch real-time job vacancy index

The Office of National Statistics (ONS) has launched a real-time job vacancy index to update their methods of tracking and monitoring the job market.

New to Market 28 May 2020

NEW TO THE MARKET: 24-28 MAY 2020

This week’s new launches include: Pace Med Tech, Podium, Redwigwam

Industry’s wealthiest make the Rich List

Recruitment has paid off well for recruiters, investors in recruitment businesses and suppliers to the industry, according to The Sunday Times Rich List 2020.

People 21 May 2020

Lockdown conditions brings opportunities for recruiters

The “flood gates have opened” – and clients who previously demanded that their staff needed to be in the official office full time are becoming “more relaxed, more comfortable” in the virtual world even with onboarding and security processes, according to Wendy Merricks, CEO/founder of UK-based Jumar Solutions.

21 May 2020

Consilium Recruit helps Electroflight source engineering specialists

Midlands recruitment company Consilium Recruit has signed a two-year deal with pioneering technology specialist Electroflight to source specialists in the emerging battery-powered aerospace industry.

Call for visa route for ‘independent professionals’

A dedicated visa route is needed for independent professionals or skilled talent.

Legislation 21 May 2020

APPOINTMENTS: 18-22 MAY 2020

This week’s appointments include: Amrop Partnership

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 18-22 MAY 2020

This week’s new contracts & deals include: CV-Library, Vacancy Poster

Contracts 21 May 2020

NEW TO THE MARKET: 18-22 MAY 2020

This week’s new launches include: Giig

New to Market 21 May 2020

Social recruiting June/July 2020

Unprecedented times lead to extraordinary acts of kindness, as our recruiters have shown...

Lighter Side 21 May 2020

Virtual careers fairs

Don't stand so close to me!

21 May 2020

Start-up Spotlight: Pineapple Recruitment

With Covid-19 still a live and present danger, launching a brand-new recruitment agency might not appear to be the most obvious, or indeed sensible, thing to do.

New to Market 21 May 2020

Covid-19 extends briefing to appointment time for recruiters

The latest findings from the latest Recruitment Sector Barometer.

TALES FROM THE FRONT: From headhunter to cleaner

Headhunter Stacey Wilkinson (above right) is proud to list her job as a cleaner in prime position at the top of her LinkedIn profile.

Pandemic resets industry and brings recruiters together

What has been the effect on the recruitment industry from the Covid-19 pandemic?

21 May 2020

IR35 amendment fails to get delay in Parliament but battle continues

An amendment tabled in Parliament yesterday failed to delay the implementation of IR35 Off-Payroll Tax rules for the private sector until 2023.

Legislation 20 May 2020

Serco shares emails of 300 contact tracers in error

A new wrinkle has occurred in the continuing saga of the government’s drive to recruit and train thousands of contact tracers in the war against the further spread of Covid-19.

20 May 2020

Recruiter editor highlights new landscape of recruitment in podcast with REC CEO

The shattering outbreak of Covid-19 has created a landscape of unexpected hurdles and unseen holes for the UK’s recruitment industry at a time when the sector was enjoying great prosperity overall.

People 20 May 2020

FINANCIALS: Norman Broadbent reports rise in profits

The Norman Broadbent Group has reported a 12% increase in net fee income (NFI) during January to April 2020 from the same period last year. 

Parliament debates delay to IR35 legislation

All eyes from the contractor community will be on Parliament today in anticipation of another round of activity around controversial IR35 legislation included in the Finance Bill.

Legislation 19 May 2020
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