Agriculture

Recruitment agency loses appeal to get its licence back

A recruitment agency has lost its appeal against having its licence refused after a judge said workers at the agency were left open to potential exploitation.

Legislation/Regulation 14 June 2019

Recruiters on board to bring in the UK harvest

Recruiters are stepping up to help clients fill agricultural talent shortages.

Two fined for acting as unlicensed gangmasters in the North-West

Two men found to have been running a recruitment agency in the North-West of England have been fined for acting as unlicensed gangmasters.

Figures show UK’s employment rate might be facing its Waterloo

The UK’s unemployment rate has hit levels not seen since the emergence of ABBA at the Eurovision Song Contest.

Supplier 14 May 2019

Man stopped from providing workers to food processing factory

A man has been prevented from supplying workers without a licence following investigations by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) in Devon.

Fish producer heralds new dawn for work placements

One of the UK’s largest producers of fish and seafood has taken on all of the young people supplied to it in the past year by a work-placement charity.

EU rules provide for greater protection for gig workers

The European Parliament has approved new EU rules aimed at providing greater protections for gig economy workers.

GLAA prevents two gangmasters from illegally supplying workers

Two people have been prevented from supplying workers without a licence in separate investigations by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) in the West Midlands.

Legislation/Regulation 9 April 2019

Agricultural machinery manufacturer seeks recruits for new warehouse

Kidderminster is to benefit from 50 new manufacturing jobs.

In-house recruitment 3 April 2019

Man arrested on suspicion of charging job-finding fees

A man has been arrested on suspicion of acting as an unlicensed gangmaster after allegations that overseas workers were charged ‘fees’ to find them jobs.

Legislation/Regulation 21 March 2019

Woman refused GLAA licence due to financials dealings with criminal gangmaster

A woman found to have had repeated financial dealings with a criminal gangmaster has been refused a Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) licence.

Legislation/Regulation 25 February 2019

Jarell Group buys MRN Recruitment, plans up to six more deals this year

Jarell Group has acquired MRN Recruitment, a specialist industrial, horticultural and food manufacturing recruiter that focuses on the Lincolnshire region.

Your recruitment business 20 February 2019

Investing in our young will create a better workplace

In the third article on the future of the workplace, Lenna Thompson, associate director for Broster Buchanan Talent Solutions, says investing in future generations of employees is crucial for the future.

Emerging talent 18 February 2019

GLAA refuses licence from daughter of man whose own licence had been revoked

The daughter of a man who lost his Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) licence back in 2013 has now had her application for a licence refused.

Legislation/Regulation 13 November 2018

Chicken-catching firm to close after losing GLAA licence

A UK chicken-catching business will have to close down within weeks after having its Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) licence revoked.

Legislation/Regulation 22 October 2018

GLAA dawn raid nabs suspected gangmaster in South Wales

A man has been arrested on suspicion of labour exploitation offences after an investigation by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) in South Wales.

Legislation/Regulation 9 October 2018

GLAA introduces new licensing standards from October

The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) is to introduce new licensing standards to better protect vulnerable and exploited workers at the start of next month.

Legislation/Regulation 21 September 2018

Migration recommendations offer ‘mixed’ bag for recruiters

The latest Brexit migration recommendations represent a “mixed” bag for recruiters – making it easier to place skilled candidates but also resulting in rising costs for their clients.

Legislation/Regulation 19 September 2018

Government plans for fruit and veg workers slammed

A government initiative to enable fruit and vegetable growers to recruit non-EU migrants as seasonal workers post-Brexit has been slammed as “too little, too late”.

Man jailed for gangmaster offences in Northern Ireland

A man has been jailed after being convicted of gangmaster offences in Northern Ireland.

24 August 2018

GLAA investigations convict three in Northern Ireland

Three Lithuanian men have been convicted of gangmaster offences in Northern Ireland.

Legislation/Regulation 21 August 2018

Director supplying farm labourers banned for failing to pay NMW

A director of a company supplying farm labourers has been banned for seven years for repeatedly failing to pay workers the National Minimum Wage (NMW).

Recruiters can’t be picky about finding workers for British farms

As recruiters warn they won’t be able to source enough workers needed by British farmers to pick their fruit and vegetables, Recruiter caught up with a soft fruit picking business whose fears around labour shortages last year were realised.

EASI remit could tackle labour exploitation at umbrella and intermediary firms

The Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate could have its remit extended to tackle labour exploitation at umbrella companies and intermediaries.

New Staffline CEO Pullen on the acquisition trail

The new CEO of recruitment and employment organisation Staffline Group has wasted no time in making his mark with the acquisition of three staffing businesses.

19 March 2018

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