Recruiters step up and take mental health of consultants seriously

Anxiety, depression, stress and addiction continue to affect the mental health of recruitment consultants, but forward-thinking agencies are taking steps to effectively tackle these issues.

10 October 2019

‘Brexit effect’ kicks in with business investment

The ‘Brexit effect’ is kicking in, according to the Enterprise Investment Scheme Association (EISA), the trade body for the Enterprise Investment Scheme.

10 October 2019

Insurance company creates 100+ jobs in Ireland

Liberty Insurance has announced plans create up to 120 jobs in its Cavan operations in Ireland over the next three years.

Banking/Financial services 10 October 2019

Equality Act has no beef with recruitment practices

Recruiters are likely to be successful in any defence against claims they discriminated against a candidate due to their vegetarian beliefs following a recent landmark ruling.

30 September 2019

New IR35 rules put workers off contracting as a career

More than half of skilled contractors claim they would consider jumping ship if the business that hires them finds they are inside IR35.

30 September 2019

Jobs created at £1.35m Belfast software centre

A tech company is creating 15 new jobs in Northern Ireland through the launch of a new £1.35m software centre in south Belfast.

IT/Telecoms 9 September 2019

Sort out Brexit, recruiters urge new PM Johnson

Recruiters have urged Britain’s new Prime Minister Boris Johnson to get the UK’s employment sector out of the limbo it finds itself in by sorting out Brexit one way or another.

23 July 2019

Man jailed after GLAA investigation in Liverpool

A man investigated by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) for gangmaster and fraud offences in the Merseyside area has been jailed.

23 July 2019

Community nurses wanted in Leicestershire

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) is on a summer recruitment drive for community nurses across Leicestershire.

Healthcare/Medical 23 July 2019

Reaction: Abolition of Swedish derogation will ‘drive up industry standards’

Recruitment industry representatives have largely backed the government’s decision to repeal the Swedish derogation in a year’s time.

11 April 2019

Review contracts before Swedish derogation ends

Recruiters have been urged to review contracts and processes ahead of the abolition of the Swedish derogation model in a year’s time.

11 April 2019

Major stakeholders give back shares in SSQ restructuring

Legal staffing specialist SSQ has added 20 new employee shareholders in an ownership and management overhaul.

11 April 2019

Engineering candidates demand better communication with recruiters, says survey

Engineering recruiters’ top priority should be concentrating effectively with candidates, if new research from global technical recruiter VHR is anything to go by.

5 February 2019

US firm launches recruitment drive in Dublin

US firm Sedgwick is creating 250 jobs in Dublin over the next two years.

5 February 2019

Recruiters require robust social media policies when nabbing consultants throwing sickies

Recruiters must have robust social media policies in place should they use postings to take action against consultants skipping work to go to an interview this National Sickie Day.

4 February 2019

Hermes strikes ‘self-employed plus’ deal with union

The subject of employee status has been thrown back into the spotlight as a German parcel delivery firm has struck an agreement with a union offering UK workers a ‘self-employed plus’ status.

4 February 2019

Zip World seeks instructors – no experience necessary

Adventure destination Zip World has launched a recruitment drive to find 100 instructors across it its three sites in North Wales.

4 February 2019

GLAA issues LMEUs to prevent non-licence holders from supplying workers

Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) investigators have recently introduced labour market powers to prevent five people in Shropshire from supplying workers without a licence.

25 January 2019

Midlands hospitals hold recruitment drives

The University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust is to hold a recruitment day for nurses.

Healthcare/Medical 25 January 2019

BMW launches manufacturing apprenticeships

More than 40 apprenticeship places are up for grabs across automotive giant BMW Group’s UK manufacturing operations.

10 January 2019

Businesses join with prisons to find ex-offenders work

A further 120 businesses have signed up to working with prisons to help offenders into work on their release.

6 December 2018

Recruiters urged ‘mind your language’ in ads

Recruiters have been urged to exercise caution when using expletives in job adverts or risk falling foul of Advertising Standards Authority rules.

3 December 2018

Resolution Foundation calls for repeal of Swedish derogation

The Resolution Foundation has called on government to repeal the Swedish derogation to stop firms from being able to avoid paying agency workers the same as directly employed staff.

3 December 2018

New Barrhead Travel stores create hundreds of new jobs

Scottish travel agency Barrhead Travel is to create 200 new roles with the opening of up to 25 stores over the next five years.

29 November 2018

Recruiters are urged to review internship programmes

Recruiters have been urged to take a closer look at their internship programmes ahead of a proposed parliamentary bill.

28 November 2018

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