Temporary workforce

‘Unprecedented’ demand leads to recruitment drive for pizza firm

A Nottingham-based food manufacturing giant has launched a recruitment drive due to “unprecedented” demand during the coronavirus pandemic.

Retail, Transport & logistics 31 March 2020

Homeworking specialist Sensée creates 1,000 new roles

Sensée is creating 500 new permanent and 500 new temporary positions in a bid to meet the growing demand from its clients for work-at-home staff.

Industry responds to self-employed support package

While welcoming a support package for self-employed people affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, government has been urged to get on with ensuring supported loans are available as soon as possible to solve Britain’s cashflow crisis.

27 March 2020

Morson introduces coronavirus tracking app for its contractors

Morson Group has developed a contact tracing app to detect coronavirus, which it has now rolled out to its 3,000 contractors across the UK.

Home working could be new normal post-pandemic

Millions of workers are experiencing home working for the very first time due to lockdown, new data from the Office for National Statistics suggests.

25 March 2020

Government urged to get Right to Work checks in place now

The government has been urged to enable Right to Work checks as an alternative to face-to-face checks, as well as providing more support for freelancers and contractors following lockdown.

Public sector 24 March 2020

Trade bodies plea for help for contractors and freelancers

While welcoming the government’s support for workers left unable to work due to the coronavirus outbreak, recruitment trade bodies have raised concerns over the lack of help for contractors and freelancers.

23 March 2020

NEW TO THE MARKET: 23-27 MARCH 2020

This week’s launches include: AnyTask, Faxi, Hastee, HR Heads, Hinterview, Senploy, Sigmar Recruitment, Social Talent, Wagestream

Retail, Public sector 23 March 2020

Recruiters warned to check on hygiene level of clients before supplying staff

Recruiters may need to suspend sending staff to clients unless they are confident about their hygiene regime.

HR 19 March 2020

NEW TO THE MARKET: 16-20 MARCH 2020

This week’s launches include: Flexa

19 March 2020

Industry breathes sigh of relief as off-payroll reforms postponed for 12 months

Recruiters and industry groups breathed a collective sigh of relief following the government’s announcement yesterday evening that it is postponing the introduction of the IR35 off-payroll reforms into the private sector for 12 months in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

18 March 2020

APPOINTMENTS: 16-20 MARCH 2020

This week’s appointments include: Boston Hale, Pedersen & Partners, Pure, Staffline, Zenjob

Recruiters discredit government guidance on NHS avoiding use of agency staff

Two NHS doctors-turned-recruiters have warned it would be “virtually impossible” for NHS Trusts to treat coronavirus cases without using bank or agency staff.

Inflata Nation seeks ‘bounce team’ in Telford

Around 30 new jobs are being created at a new indoor inflatable theme park in Telford.

Retail, Hospitality/Leisure 13 March 2020

Start-up of the Month: Douglas John Recruitment

With an increasing number of recruiters recognising the benefits of flexible working, Lorraine Douglas has launched Douglas John Recruitment, a rec-to-rec agency with a difference.

Rec-to-rec 12 March 2020

Fair warning on IR35 preparation

Is the new Chancellor’s statement about IR35 an appeasement or a pitiful response? Colin Cottell investigates

12 March 2020

Viewpoint: Are you ready for IR35?

HMRC offers its guidance with the upcoming changes to the off-payroll rules.

12 March 2020

The View: Regulatory change is inevitable but it must be fair

Enforcement is only part of the story – we have a responsibility to deliver great work, says Neil Carberry, REC Chief Executive

12 March 2020

Chancellor fails recruitment industry as coronavirus spreads and IR35 reforms hit contractors

The recruitment industry was disheartened at Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s failure to make mention of the extension of IR35 into the private sector in his Budget speech.

REC Professionals: Camilla Mitcham, Recruitment Partner at Anne Corder Recruitment

How recruiters can help when a large local employer goes bust – and what they get back in return.

Retail, Transport & logistics 12 March 2020

Insight: Shaking up global talent

Guidant Global report reveals the top talent trends set to dominate 2020.

12 March 2020

Trade bodies call for proper definition of ‘self-employed’ and delay to IR35 extension

Recruitment trade bodies have called on the chancellor to use today’s Budget to legislate for a proper definition of the self-employed and delay the roll-out of the extension of IR35 rules into the private sector.

New Leeds motorway service station on recruitment drive

A motorway service venue is set to create 300 jobs in Leeds this spring.

Retail, Transport & logistics 10 March 2020

Contractors look to switch to perm roles finds research by Interim Partners

Around one in five contractors are now looking for permanent roles ahead of the extension of off-payroll rules into the private sector from next month.

9 March 2020

Report on Jobs signals rise in perm placements, fall in temp billings

The latest KPMG and Recruitment & Employment Confederation ‘Report on Jobs’ survey signalled a stronger rise in permanent placements during February.

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