Agriculture

Growing Talent for fresh produce industry in Kent

A new pilot project in Kent is offering individuals an opportunity to fast track into the fresh produce industry.

Your business 11 May 2022

Viewpoint: Tackling the labour crisis

Why recruitment is about more than just jobs.

APPOINTMENTS: 24-28 JANUARY 2022

This week’s appointments include: APSCo, Aspen People, B&W Engineering, BIE Executive, Egress, ISE, Rabobank, Santander UK, SF Recruitment, VIQU

Supplier, Your business 25 January 2022

Man pleads guilty to slavery and trafficking offences in Cumbria

A man has admitted exploiting a vulnerable worker who lived in a six-foot shed on a caravan park for 40 years, the Gangmasters & Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) has reported.

Legislation/Regulation 19 January 2022

Beels is new director of Labour Market Enforcement

Margaret Beels OBE has been appointed director of Labour Market Enforcement (DLME).

Hainan launches campaign to attract English-speaking talent

This week sees the launch of a worldwide talent attraction campaign by the Hainan Free Trade Port in China.

3 November 2021

Good jobs news for Yorkshire companies

Permission to begin construction on a Yorkshire development is set to create 8,000 jobs, according to Bdaily business news.

Jobs recruiters should be aware of in the future

Recruiters should be on the lookout for the next specialist job sector, says Jellyfish Training.

Businesses optimistic for future as hundreds of new jobs planned

With the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) saying that 56% of businesses are planning to grow their workforces over the coming months, here are a few companies doing just that.

GLAA gives poultry workers 10-point checklist

A new 10-point checklist for workers in the UK poultry industry has been developed by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) to help them understand their rights in the workplace and spot the signs of labour exploitation.

Recruiter couple banned from running a business after exploiting workers

A team of husband and wife recruiters have been banned for a total of 21 years after exploiting agricultural workers, the Insolvency Service has revealed.

Legislation/Regulation 22 October 2020

NEW TO THE MARKET: 12-16 OCTOBER 2020

This week’s new launches include: CIPHR, Encore Personnel, Hogan Assessments

Supplier, Technology 12 October 2020

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 28 SEPTEMBER-2 OCTOBER 2020

This week’s new contracts & deals include: Beringer Tame, CIPHR, PBS, Recruitment Entrepreneur

Supplier 28 September 2020

North-West recruiter enjoys summer boom in temp placements

A Birkenhead-headquartered recruitment business reports it is enjoying significant success in placing more temporary workers this summer in driving, logistics, distribution and warehousing jobs than at the same time in previous years.

GLAA officers check up on farm workers in Cambridgeshire

The Gangmasters & Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) is continuing its efforts to ensure regulations are followed during the coronavirus pandemic.

GLAA temporary licensing scheme ends

A temporary licensing scheme launched by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) in March to meet a predicted urgent demand will end this week.

GLAA visits farms to give support during Covid-19 crisis

The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) will be visiting all agricultural labour sites in the South of England and Wales over the coming weeks as part of ongoing support during the coronavirus crisis.

Recruitment campaign for apple and pear pickers

National growers’ organisation British Apples and Pears has launched a recruitment campaign to fill 10,000 picking jobs in their members’ orchards from August to October. 

Temporary workforce 12 May 2020

Will furloughed workers be drafted in to help on farms?

Furloughed workers may be encouraged to work as fruit and vegetable pickers to help farmers fill their labour shortages, the BBC reports.

Agricultural recruiters call for expansion of scheme to feed the nation

Fears that the UK’s farming sector will run out of workers has led to a call to expand the Seasonal Workers Pilot scheme.

Temporary workforce 21 April 2020

NEW TO THE MARKET: 20-24 APRIL 2020

This week’s new launches include: Alexander Mann Solutions, Candidate.ID, Credentially, Enginuity, GeekTalent, inploi, Jobs in North Wales, Konexo, Snack, Talent Beam, WorkTaps, Zoom

Supplier, Temporary workforce 20 April 2020

Flights arrive to bring Eastern European pickers to UK for farms

A private air charter firm has been retained to bring Eastern European farm workers to the UK.

Temporary workforce 16 April 2020

Gangmasters fined after agency illegally supplied workers to factory

Two men who acted as unlicensed gangmasters for an eight-month period have been fined following an investigation by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA).

Legislation/Regulation 20 March 2020

Trade bodies call for proper definition of ‘self-employed’ and delay to IR35 extension

Recruitment trade bodies have called on the chancellor to use today’s Budget to legislate for a proper definition of the self-employed and delay the roll-out of the extension of IR35 rules into the private sector.

Think students know about agriculture? Think again

A UK farming newspaper has launched #ThisIsAgriculture – a campaign aimed at highlighting the agricultural industry as a career destination of choice.

Diversity/Inclusion 3 March 2020
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