UK&Ireland

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

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Recruiters welcome snap election in hope of a better Brexit

Recruiters have mostly backed the Prime Minister’s early election call due to the anticipated clearer mandate it will give government to get on with Brexit.

19 April 2017

RTC Group ‘confident’ in trading prospects this year

In a pre-AGM statement, RTC Group has announced it is trading well and is confident this will continue for the financial year.

19 April 2017

Graduates part of 40,000 applying for 532 road sweeper roles in India

More than 2,000 graduates have applied for the position of municipal road sweeper in the Indian city of Chandigarh.

19 April 2017

Trade bodies urge parties fighting snap election to prioritise UK jobs

Recruitment trade bodies have called on political parties fighting June’s snap general election to place the UK’s strong labour market at the forefront of their minds, as well as making their positions clear on worker employment status given two ongoing government investigations into this area.

18 April 2017
Legal scales

Ex-CTPartners consultant wins dismissal case against troubled DHR Global

A partially sighted former employee of DHR Global’s UK operation has won a case for wrongful dismissal, adding to a list of legal action by former employees against the global executive search firm.

Legal 18 April 2017

Calls for clarity and Taylor review 'to force tax rethink’, says PRISM

Government will have no choice but to remodel legal and tax frameworks for UK workers once Matthew Taylor completes his Review into Modern Employment due to “widespread” dissatisfaction with the government’s current approach to employment legislation, PRISM has predicted.

Legal 18 April 2017

Bahrain housemaid agency under investigation in ‘win a domestic worker’ ad

Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) in Bahrain has suspended a recruitment agency for placing an online advert offering the chance to ‘win a domestic worker’.

Legal 18 April 2017

Institute of Recruiters seeks chartered status with name change

The Institute of Recruiters has set its sights on achieving chartered status as it rebrands to the British Institute of Recruiters.

18 April 2017

Kelly Services chief to step down after 20 years

Carl Camden is to leave as president and CEO of Kelly Services after more than two decades with the global recruitment firm.

18 April 2017

Applicants hope to come up Trumps with new Paddy Power role

Paddy Power has received hundreds of applications from all over the world, including Washington D

11 April 2017

Income boost for Robert Walters fuelled by North American growth

Robert Walters deliver a 33% increase in group net fee income (NFI) in the first quarter of the year.

Search is on… for a nurse to work on one of Scotland’s remotest islands

Healthcare recruiters may be of use in finding a new nurse for a remote island near Shetland.

Healthcare/Medical 11 April 2017
HMRC

HMRC dismisses claims IR35 tool facilitates tax avoidance

HM Revenue & Customs has hit back over “completely incorrect” claims its new IR35 status tool could be facilitating tax avoidance.

10 April 2017

Golden Wonder to create 60 jobs

Golden Wonder is creating 60 jobs at its factory in Scunthorpe.

Industrial/Manufacturing 10 April 2017

SAFERjobs launches anti-fraud framework

Non-profit organisation SAFERjobs has launched a framework for recruiters aimed at preventing jobseekers being subject to attempted fraud.

10 April 2017

Hire a digital marketing expert to thrive, says Savage

Hiring a digital marketing expert will make the difference for recruiters seeking to thrive rather than merely survive, as technology proves an ever more disrupting influence on the recruitment sector.

IT/Telecoms 7 April 2017

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