Agriculture

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.

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).

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