Public sector

St Andrew’s Healthcare recruits in Best of Both Worlds campaign

UK mental health charity St Andrew’s Healthcare is to host a recruitment day early next month.

In-house recruitment 18 October 2018

CEST assessment rejected by judge

A contractor has successfully proved at an employment tribunal that IR35 was wrongly applied in his case.

Legislation/Regulation 16 October 2018

Report suggests private sector off-payroll battle is over

The battle to stop off-payroll rules being extended into the private sector appears to be lost, according to reports.

Ambulance service seeks new recruits in the North-East

The North East Ambulance Service is expected to create 100 new roles.

In-house recruitment 11 October 2018

FSA ends recruitment freeze with campaign for new executives

The Food Standards Agency has launched a recruitment drive for 36 executives.

In-house recruitment 10 October 2018

APPOINTMENTS: 8-12 OCTOBER 2018

This week’s appointments include: Adecco, BWD, Capita, Eames Consulting Group, Euro London Appointments, Monster, Next Ventures, Oyster Partnership, Simply Jobs Boards, Staffline, TeamJobs, Westray Recruitment

Northampton General Hospital holds open day for nurses

Northampton General Hospital is holding an open day to showcase career and training opportunities for nurses following the opening of a new £19m emergency assessment unit.

In-house recruitment 5 October 2018

REC reports back from the Labour Party Conference

The REC is reporting back from all the major party conferences, and next up is the Labour Party in Brighton.

Temporary workforce 27 September 2018

Labour’s Substitute Teacher Register could be costlier for schools, say recruiters

Recruiters have questioned whether a Labour proposal for a new Substitute Teacher Register, aimed at ending the “spiralling” cost to schools of hiring supply teachers, is workable.

Legislation/Regulation 25 September 2018

Contractors to resist off-payroll contracts, according to survey

Recruiters have backed up findings from ContractorCalculator revealing massive contractor resistance toward taking contracts that would place them inside of IR35.

FINANCIALS: Staffline trades in line with expectations

Staffline is trading in line with expectations, according to a trading update, released by the recruitment and training organisation.

Recruiters back government plans to improve suppliers’ diversity

Recruiters have welcomed government plans to require its biggest suppliers to publish data and action plans to improve the diversity of their workforce.

UK maritime industry gears up to meet tides of change

The UK’s maritime industry is using Seafarers Awareness Week, which runs until 30 June, to raise awareness of the type of employment opportunities in the sector both today and in the future.

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 18-22 JUNE 2018

This week’s contracts include: Abbott Laboratories, Capita, City Bridge Trust, CivilisedBank, ClearStar, Curve Group, Dartmouth Partners, Head Medical, Literacy Capital, John Lewis, Mayor of London’s Young Londoners Fund, MERJE, Ministry of Defence, SAP, Volcanic, Workday

18 June 2018
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Editor's Leader JULY 2018

UK leadership at government level is in crisis.

18 June 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

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