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Legal update: Good Work Plan - change on the horizon

Following the publication of the Good Work Plan (GWP), the government has set out an ambitious programme of reform to ensure the labour market works for everyone.

Your recruitment business 17 October 2019

Herbert Smith Freehills’ programme to recruit autistic people shows signs of success

A law firm is working in partnership with charity Autism Forward to recruit autistic individuals.

APPOINTMENTS: 7-11 OCTOBER 2019

This week’s appointments include: Airswift, City Executive Search, Eames Consulting Group, Eden Scott, Fircroft, HRC Recruitment, Jackson Hogg, Randstad, Resource Solutions, Rota, Talent Intuition

Recruiters wrestle with reposting of original content by rivals

Recruiters faced with rivals copying original content they have created to engage candidates should name and shame rather than pursue expensive legal action.

Your recruitment business 26 September 2019

APPOINTMENTS: 23-27 SEPTEMBER 2019

This week’s appointments include: APSCo, Beamery, Brightwater Group, Claremont Consulting, Coople, Costain, Jurek Talents, Major, Lindsey & Africa, Oscar, Samuel Knight International, Vibe Recruit

Supplier, Technology 23 September 2019

Legal update: Can I ask questions about a candidate’s health during the recruitment process?

This question is commonly asked on the legal helpline. Section 60 of the Equality Act 2010 (Equality Act) states that when an application is made for work, you must not ask about the candidate’s health before offering work or on a conditional basis where you later turn down the candidate based on the answers given.

Your recruitment business 19 September 2019

APPOINTMENTS: 16-20 SEPTEMBER 2019

This week’s appointments include: Advance TRS, Broadstone, Class People, Eames Consulting Group, Female Executive Search, MyPeople Group, Oceans Group, Pedersen & Partners, Realm Recruit

Supplier, Diversity/Inclusion 16 September 2019

APPOINTMENTS: 2-6 SEPTEMBER 2019

This week’s appointments include: Aspire, Eames Consulting Group, Heidrick & Struggles, HRC Recruitment, NHS Professionals, Orion Group, Precision Search, Redgrave, tml Partners

2 September 2019

APPOINTMENTS: 27-30 AUGUST 2019

This week’s appointments include: Eames Consulting Group, IDEX Consulting, Moorepay, NHS Professionals

27 August 2019

FINANCIALS: Empresaria Group posts rise in gross profit but fall in revenue

International specialist staffing group Empresaria Group has seen a 6% increase in net fee income year-on-year, according to unaudited interim results for the six-month period ended 30 June 2019.

Financials 21 August 2019

Ellingham joins Stanton House to manage Asia Pacific

Ross Ellingham has joined professional services & technology recruitment solutions provider Stanton House as managing director of Asia Pacific, based in Hong Kong.

Your recruitment business 16 August 2019

Legal update: Draft legislation for private sector IR35 reform

On 11 July the government unveiled its draft Finance Bill 2019/20, which includes draft legislation for reform of the off-payroll working rules in the private sector. 

Your recruitment business 14 August 2019

APPOINTMENTS: 12-16 AUGUST 2019

This week’s appointments include: BCL Legal, Cielo, Eames Consulting Group, Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust, Europa Worldwide Group, Harrier Talent Solutions, Head Resourcing, Heidrick & Struggles, Hunter Heywood, Hyperion Executive Search, Job.com, Russell Taylor Group, SmashFly Technologies, Stanton House

Supplier, In-house recruitment 12 August 2019

Kelly’s Corona steps down as president and CEO, Quigley steps up

George Corona (pictured), president and CEO at recruitment giant Kelly Services, is to step down from 30 September 2019 and will be succeeded by Peter Quigley.

FINANCIALS: Page Group posts profits but UK down slightly

International gross profit growth has offset a slight decline in GP in the UK year-on-year, according to specialist professional recruiter Page Group’s unaudited half year results for the period ended 30 June 2019.

Financials 7 August 2019

Recruiters must swear they will mind their procedures before dismissal

Recruiters have been warned to go through the correct procedures when considering firing workers for swearing.

Emma Watson launches helpline for those being harassed at work

Harry Potter star Emma Watson has launched a legal advice line for those experiencing sexual harassment at work.

Your business 5 August 2019

APPOINTMENTS: 5-9 AUGUST 2019

This week’s appointments include: BWD, Eames Consulting Group, HRC Recruitment, Macildowie, Optionis Group, Pedersen & Partners, Protocol, SThree

Top five Manchester recruiters: have you made the list?

Engineering recruiter Morson has ranked top of Manchester-based recruitment agencies in digital marketing agency Embryo Digital’s new index.

‘Laddish’ comments made on chat group raises legal worries for recruiters

Recruiters should ensure offending communications have a clear workplace connection if taking action against consultants engaging in sexist ‘banter’ on social media platforms.

Legislation/Regulation 1 August 2019

FINANCIALS: Impellam restructures and posts increase in profits

Impellam Group has posted a marginal increase in gross profit year-on-year in a period in which the multi-sector recruiter moved to a new structure.

Financials 30 July 2019

APPOINTMENTS: 29 JULY-2 AUGUST 2019

This week’s appointments include: Brabners, Foundation Recruitment, Friisberg & Partners International, Holmes Noble, ISE, Pedersen & Partners

In-house recruitment 30 July 2019

Beesley and Dawe launch TIMESTWO Investments for entrepreneurs

Mike Beesley (above, right) and Keith Dawe (above, left) have set up TIMESTWO Investments, a new investment programme for recruitment entrepreneurs.

29 July 2019

APPOINTMENTS: 22-26 JULY 2019

This week’s appointments include: Alexander Mann Solutions, Brightwork, Eames Consulting Group, Morgan Hunt, Odgers Interim, Parasol, Roc Search, Staffline Scotland

Supplier 22 July 2019

Legal update: Overtime and holiday pay

Holiday pay continues to be a subject that is constantly debated.

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