UK&Ireland

When there’s no place like home – and it may need improving

Amid a gloom-and-doom cascade of unemployment figures and numbers of furloughed workers, small shoots of economic activity are popping up, notably in the home improvement and delivery sectors.

 

Retail, Sales 18 June 2020

Board-level appointments at HCRG

Recruitment business HCRG (Human Capital Resource Group) has made two board-level appointments: Gary Taylor has been appointed group CEO of health and social care brands, and John Preston will now hold the position for both Allied Healthcare and CRG Homecare.

18 June 2020

Thompson appointed as CFO at Extrastaff

Driving and logistics recruiter Extrastaff has appointed Ian Thompson as finance director and CFO.

16 June 2020

Thompson appointed as CFO at Extrastaff

Driving and logistics recruiter Extrastaff has appointed Ian Thompson as finance director and CFO.

16 June 2020

Zitko wins exclusive Evolution staff resourcing contract

Specialist fire and security recruitment consultancy Zitko Consulting has won a new exclusive contract to manage all staff resourcing requirements across engineering, operations and management divisions for Evolution, an integrated fire and security systems business.

 

Zitko wins exclusive Evolution staff resourcing contract

Specialist fire and security recruitment consultancy Zitko Consulting has won a new exclusive contract to manage all staff resourcing requirements across engineering, operations and management divisions for Evolution, an integrated fire and security systems business.

 

Government pays wages of 25% of the workforce

More than 600,000 workers left UK payrolls between March and May, according to official figures from the Office of National Statistics – but economists agree that the real employment picture across the country will not be visible until wage support schemes such as the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) end in October.

16 June 2020

Government pays wages of 25% of the workforce

More than 600,000 workers left UK payrolls between March and May, according to official figures from the Office of National Statistics – but economists agree that the real employment picture across the country will not be visible until wage support schemes such as the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) end in October.

16 June 2020

Government pays wages of 25% of the workforce

More than 600,000 workers left UK payrolls between March and May, according to official figures from the Office of National Statistics – but economists agree that the real employment picture across the country will not be visible until wage support schemes such as the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) end in October.

16 June 2020

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

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
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