Social care

Report reveals effect of uncertainty on hiring plans

Brexit uncertainty has continued to take its toll on hiring, with activity remaining muted in May.

ID Medical launches turnaround service for care homes and hospitals

ID Medical has launched a turnaround service for care homes and hospitals due to client demand as a result of growing pressures on the healthcare sector.

End of downward trend in confidence due to Brexit extension, says JobsOutlook

The extension to the UK’s Brexit date to this autumn has caused a marginal increase in confidence in the economy, says the latest JobsOutlook.

NEW TO THE MARKET: 27-31 MAY 2019

This week’s launches include: BAPN, Broster Buchanan, Filme, Nannyjob, NRL, Talentful

New approach needed to retain and recruit mental health nurses

The UK government needs an entirely new approach that prioritises retention as well as recruitment to arrest the alarming decline in mental health nurse numbers.

Home care service looks to recruit for 100 roles in Scotland

A newly-launched home health service is calling on social care professionals to apply for one of the 100 live-in care roles on offer across Scotland.

In-house recruitment 14 May 2019

Rudd announces softening of ‘counter-productive’ benefits sanctions

Financial sanctions against people who fail to attend job interviews or show that they are actively looking for work will be limited to six months, Amber Rudd, secretary of state for Work & Pensions, has announced.

10 May 2019

East Midlands hospitals hold recruitment open days

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (KGH) and hospitals in Leicester are holding recruitment open days in May.

Care jobs as home care company expands in Leicestershire

Leicestershire’s care sector is to be boosted by 60 new jobs.

Employers turn to temps as Brexit uncertainty rises

Pessimism about the economic prospects for the UK economy has led to a dramatic increase in the number of employers turning to temporary agency labour.

APPOINTMENTS: 15-18 APRIL 2019

This week’s appointments include: Cross Country Healthcare, Eames Consulting Group, HireRight, JVP Group, Orbis Education and Care, The Portfolio Group, Tile Hill Executive Recruitment, Woodrow Mercer Finance

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 8-12 APRIL 2019

This week’s contracts and deals include: Brightwork, CV-Library, Erecruit, Hays, Innovantage, Morson, Outsource UK, RZ Group, Sopra Steria Recruitment

Analysis, Supplier 8 April 2019

Report on Jobs reveals fastest fall in perm appointments since 2016

With data showing the fastest decline in permanent staff appointments since summer 2016, politicians need to call time on political game-playing over Brexit.

Doctors, nurses and healthcare workers in demand in Leicestershire

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) and University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust are hitting the recruitment trail this week.

In-house recruitment 2 April 2019

Recruiters are urged to flag up the duty of spotting violence early on

Recruiters have been urged to raise awareness among workers on their books about a proposed duty that would see teachers and NHS workers England and Wales held accountable for failing to spot violent crime among young people.

Legislation/Regulation 1 April 2019

No surprise hiring sentiment is down, reveals JobsOutlook survey

Plummeting hiring confidence among employers is no surprise, according to the CEO of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation.

Leicester Hospitals launch drive to recruit nurses to work with the elderly

The University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust is looking to recruit nurses to work with the elderly.

In-house recruitment 27 March 2019

Recruitment day for nurses and health visitors in Kettering

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (NHFT) is holding a recruitment day this weekend at St Mary’s Hospital in Kettering.

Recruiters give cautious welcome for radical measures to plug healthcare workforce gap

Recruiters have given a cautious welcome to proposals set out in a new report on how to avert the UK’s impending healthcare workforce crisis.

Recruiters frustrated by yet more Brexit uncertainty

Recruiters have been left reeling by the uncertainty following last night’s events in Parliament, which saw MPs reject Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal for a second time.

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Upstart: Partnership addresses the care worker shortage

Brightwork’s PeoplePlus worked with the Bridges Programmes to find talent for the care sector

Brexit concerns continue to hit hiring and staff availability

Uncertainty around Brexit continues to weigh heavily on hiring and staff availability, according to the latest KPMG and Recruitment & Employment Confederation ‘Report on Jobs’.

FINANCIALS: Challenging year for Cross Country Healthcare

US healthcare staffing specialist Cross Country Healthcare has encountered a “challenging year”, with revenue down 6% on 2017.

Financials 28 February 2019

Confidence in UK economy falls to JobsOutlook low

Employer confidence in the prospects for the UK economy has plunged to a new low, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC).

Government targets new carers in recruitment campaign

The government has launched a recruitment campaign aimed at attracting applicants for 110,000 vacancies in the adult social care sector.

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