Transport & logistics

FINANCIALS: Staffline posts strong Q1 profits

Recruitment and training group Staffline has reported today that its underlying operating profit increased 133% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2021, with a group restructuring last year generating a £15m savings in overhead costs.

Addison Lee drivers are workers says Court of Appeal

In the latest victory for gig economy workers, the Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by hired driving company Addison Lee.

Gi Group opens Birmingham branch to help Midlands expansion

Specialist recruiter Gi Group UK has opened a flagship branch in Birmingham to spearhead its Midlands operations as it continues to expand its presence, the company has announced.

APPOINTMENTS: 19-23 APRIL 2021

This week’s appointments include: develop, Forsyth Barnes, Heidrick & Struggles, ManpowerGroup, Oakleaf Partnership, Pedersen & Partners, Premier Group Recruitment, Sixty Eight People, Venatu Recruitment Group

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 19-23 APRIL 2021

This week’s new contracts & deals include: Avail Technologies, cinch, NSL, Qonnectd, Springpod, Talent Pod, The Curve Group

Supplier, Your business 19 April 2021

SSGC launches WLTS to deliver ex-service personnel to businesses

Specialist security guard provider SSGC has launched a new initiative to deliver temporary labour and recruitment services to businesses.

APPOINTMENTS: 12-16 APRIL 2021

This week’s appointments include: Eden Scott, Irwin Mitchell, New Street Consulting Group, Samuel Knight International, Scandic Hotels Group

New dawn or stormy seas for new IR35 off-payroll working rules?

The controversial IR35 self-employed taxation rules being rolled out today are undermining the sector at the “worst possible time”.

NEW TO THE MARKET: 6-9 APRIL 2021

This week’s new launches include: Capital Outsourcing Group (Food), Cielo TalentCloud, Lorien, Thrive Education, TrueProfile.io

Supplier, Technology 6 April 2021

Readers respond to reports on IR35 reforms on recruiter.co.uk

Reports on recruiter.co.uk over the past week on the upcoming implementation of IR35 reforms in the private sector have received significant response from readers.

Legislation/Regulation 1 April 2021

HMRC-commissioned report says most recruiters unaffected by upcoming IR35 reforms

A new report commissioned by Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs says that most recruitment agencies have experienced “no impact” as a direct result of the upcoming implementation of the IR35 reforms for the private sector on 6 April.

AMS in four-year partnership with Australian Toll Group

Total workforce solutions firm AMS has agreed a four-year partnership with Toll Group, an Australian transportation and logistics company with operations in road, rail, sea, air and warehousing.

NEW TO THE MARKET: 15-19 MARCH 2021

This week’s new launches include: Encore Personnel

New ruling guarantees Uber drivers NLW, holiday pay and benefits

All 70,000 of Uber’s UK drivers will be guaranteed a minimum wage, holiday pay and pensions, the company has announced.

UK-based Linum Consult helps source temp contractors for Baltic rail project

UK-based global recruiter Linum Consult has joined forced with Brunel Energy Europe BV to source the temporary talent behind a key European high-speed rail project.

REC finds ‘no evidence of wrongdoing’ by Adecco and PMP Recruitment at Amazon sites

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) said it has “found no evidence of wrongdoing” by recruiters Adecco and PMP Recruitment in connection with allegations of poor treatment of workers at Amazon sites in the UK.

New Appointments Group joins Galago Group stable of recruiters

Kent-based New Appointments Group has been acquired by recruitment organisation Galago Group.

NPAworldwide predicts global bounce-back in next six months

Results of a twice-annual business barometer survey conducted by global recruitment network NPAworldwide suggest that market conditions could be ripe for improvement around the world in the next 180 days.

APPOINTMENTS: 1-5 MARCH 2021

This week’s appointments include: Beelivery, Remedium

NEW TO THE MARKET: 1-5 MARCH 2021

This week’s new launches include: Rise at Seven, Salt, The Amrop Partnership

REC to seek more details from Adecco and PMP Recruitment over Amazon allegations

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) said today [22 February 2021] that they will be seeking “further detail” from PMP Recruitment and Adecco about alleged poor working conditions and contracts for agency workers at online retail giant Amazon.

Uber drivers ruling will disrupt business world, say experts

The ruling that Uber’s 60,000 drivers can be legally classified as workers will send shockwaves around the business world. 

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 22-26 FEBRUARY 2021

This week’s new contracts & deals include: Orka Technology Group, The Curve Group

Supplier, Temporary workforce 22 February 2021

New jobs in maintenance, construction, boat building and packaging

UK budget hotel chain Travelodge is expanding its 120-strong nationwide in-house maintenance team with a further 41 new positions to support its 563 hotels across the UK.

Lockdown doesn’t stop firms creating new jobs

Although UK businesses are going through a tough time, Recruiter highlights some good news on the job front.

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