Recruiters shine in Sunday Times’ best small firms list

Oscar Recruit leads a list of 22 recruiters that have made The Sunday Times ‘Best 100 Small Companies to Work For’ 2020 list.

20 February 2020

Hays to focus on cost management as fee income falls

Recruitment giant Hays has posted a 3% decrease (-2% like for like) in net fee income year-on-year, according to its half-year report for the six months to 31 December, 2019.

Party mistletoe poses harassment risk

Recruiters have been warned that they may want to keep last year’s mistletoe in the decorations box or risk being brought to tribunal.

2 December 2019

Javid pledges Tory review of IR35 changes

Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid has committed to a review of IR35 rules.

2 December 2019

Furniture store’s ad praised for its honesty

A Huddersfield furniture store has drawn praise for placing a refreshingly honest job advertisement.

2 December 2019

Diversity can combat management loneliness

Hiring a more diverse team is one of the best ways of making senior staff feel less isolated in the workplace.

29 November 2019

Don't try and enforce lifestyle rules, says McCarthy

Recruiters should not be too heavy-handed in imposing health and wellbeing programmes for their consultants, according to Kate McCarthy, managing director at McCarthy Recruitment.

29 November 2019

PwC's Northern Irish Jobs Boost

PwC is to create 600 new jobs in Northern Ireland over the next five years.

29 November 2019

Premier staff offered jobs at Wren

British designer, manufacturer, and retailer Wren Kitchens has stepped in to offer jobs to employees affected by the collapse of kitchen remodeller Premier Kitchens and Bedrooms.

29 November 2019

Recruitment pay ‘continues to thrive’ in the Northern Powerhouse

The Northern Powerhouse’s fastest growing companies are not underpaying for talent.

28 November 2019

Rebranded REC puts “digital first” at the heart of operations

Following the launch of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation new brand last night, the trade body’s CEO has vowed to have members’ needs at the core of everything that the REC does by adopting a new digitally-focused approach.  

28 November 2019

SNP commits to IR35 review

The Scottish National Party is the latest political party to commit to a review of IR35 in its election manifesto.

28 November 2019

Can Scarlett chart a path to Apprentice success?

Is Our Scarlett still in the band or was she left to go solo in the back of a black cab after this week’s instalment of The Apprentice?

28 November 2019

Two due in court over gangmaster offences

Two men from Milton Keynes are due in court next week charged with gangmaster offences.

28 November 2019

Labour manifesto focuses on Apprenticeship Levy and bogus self-employment

Recruitment and freelancer trade bodies have welcomed Labour election manifesto commitments for new flexibilities around the Apprenticeship Levy, but have given a mixed response to plans to create a single status of worker.

22 November 2019

Concept Care Solutions backs ex employee Myles on I’m A Celebrity

I’m A Celebrity’s Myles Stephenson will, according to his former employer, healthcare agency Concept Care Solutions, always have a place there and has the full backing of all of his former colleagues.

22 November 2019

Jobs promise from Northern Ireland distillery development

Northern Ireland businessman Terry Cross is set to create 40 jobs as a result of the development of a distillery in County Down.

Industrial/Manufacturing 22 November 2019

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