Public sector

Medical recruiter employee wins £8k at employment tribunal

A recruitment agency employee, whose manager suggested she may be faking symptoms of anxiety and depression, has won more than £8k at an employment tribunal.

Legislation/Regulation 13 August 2018

Pilot wanted for secret Area 51 mission

A US private defence contractor is seeking candidates for a role at Area 51 – a top secret US government site located in the Nevada desert.

In-house recruitment 13 August 2018

Top Cat rules A1 Locums on International Cat Day

In honour of International Cat Day, Recruiter spoke to a recruitment agency that has a feline receptionist.

CONTRACTS: 6-10 AUGUST 2018

This week’s contracts include: Bright Network, Crelate, ManpowerGroup, National Locums, Oracle, Sopra Steria Recruitment, Spark Hire

Companies, Supplier 6 August 2018

Porter gets carried away by son and ex-recruiter’s cricket call-up

With England’s first Test Match with India currently delicately poised, Recruiter spoke to recruitment agency Mediplacements’ managing director Steve Porter about his son’s call up to the Test series squad.

3 August 2018

FINANCIALS: Capita sees profit and revenue fall

Business outsourcing provider Capita has seen underlying revenue fall 4% year-on-year, according to results for H1 2018.

Financials 1 August 2018

CONTRACTS: 30 JULY – 3 AUGUST 2018

This week’s contracts and deals include: AnyGood?, Cordant Cleaning, Liberty Vets, NRG, PeopleDoc, Ultimate Software

Cupid’s arrow misses recruitment consultant on Blind Date

A London-based recruitment consultant narrowly missed out on being picked by a reality TV star on Channel 5’s Blind Date this weekend.

30 July 2018

CONTRACTS: 23-27 JULY 2018

This week’s contracts and deals include: Adecco, Eyears

Supplier 25 July 2018

Doctors and nurses to be excluded from visa cap

The government has confirmed it will exclude doctors and nurses from the cap on skilled worker visas.

15 June 2018

Visa cap set to be waived for NHS

Recruiters have welcomed reports government is about to relax immigration rules to enable more doctors and nurses from outside the EU to come and work in the UK.

Newly awarded rail project in Wales will lead to hundreds of jobs

The Welsh Government’s billion-pound contract to upgrade the railway network in South Wales will create hundreds of new jobs.

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 4-8 JUNE 2018

This week’s contracts & deals include: Centro Group, greenbean by NRG, Green Park, Workforce Staffing

Javid promises to revisit visa caps for skilled workers

Recruiters have backed a commitment from the home secretary to take a “fresh look” at the cap on the number of skilled workers being given visas.

Education secretary cracks down on ‘excessive’ agency fees for schools

Recruiters will have to review their business strategy and the fees they charge in light of a crackdown on agencies that charge schools in England “excessive” fees to find and hire staff.

Staff to share in Kinetic as firm becomes employee-owned

Recruitment and payroll services firm Kinetic has become employee-owned.

ContractorCalculator rejects HMRC fact sheet claims on CEST

The CEO of ContractorCalculator, an online portal for contractors and freelancers, is disputing claims made by HM Revenue & Customs about the accuracy of HMRC’s Check Employment Status for Tax service (CEST) tool.

JobsOutlook shows employers more confident in economy

Employer confidence in the economy has rebounded, turning positive for the first time since last summer, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation.

Medical recruiter and five recruits jailed for fake shifts scam in hospitals

A medical recruiter and five agency workers he recruited to defraud the NHS have been sentenced for conspiracy to defraud.

22 May 2018

Baltimore Consulting leaves Opus as Kenny heads MBO

Public and third sector recruiter Baltimore Consulting, part of the Opus Talent Solutions Group, has just completed a management buyout for £1.4m.

CONTRACTS: 21-25 MAY 2018

This week’s contracts & deals include: Cloetta, Healthier Recruitment, ICS, ProClinical, Workday

Recruiters call for action after 6,000 applications for skilled workers’ visas are refused

Recruiters are calling on the government to act after a Freedom of Information request indicated more than 6,000 skilled professionals from outside the EU were turned down for visas to take up jobs they had been offered in the UK.

HMRC loses out in court to contractor in IR35 case

Another contractor has successfully won an IR35 appeal case against HM Revenue & Customs.

Recruiters call on long-term solution to NHS talent crisis

Recruiters have backed calls for the NHS to have a long-term solution to the talent crisis currently afflicting the service.

Demand for permanent staff up but not in retail, says Report on Jobs

Demand for permanent staff is still on the rise – but not for retail staff, according to the latest Report on Jobs from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation.

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