Temporary workforce

Get paid to travel and drink gin? It’s a real job – honestly!

Just a few more hours until gin o’clock but would you like to swap the world of recruitment for travelling the world and drinking gin?

Unemployment falls to 43-year low, but EU national numbers also down

UK unemployment has fallen to levels not seen for 40 years, according to official figures.

14 August 2018

Global contracting hotspots

What do agencies need to know when finding contractors for the countries most in need of talent?

13 August 2018

New private hospital in Birmingham to create 250 jobs

The construction of a new private hospital in Birmingham is to create 250 new jobs.

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 13-17 AUGUST 2018

This week’s contracts and deals include: ClearStar, greenbean by NRG, Jupiter Advertising, Quattro Group, Sparks Careers, Trust Tech

Perm and temp placements up as job vacancies rise sharply

Permanent placements continued to rise sharply in July, albeit at its slowest rate since last October, according to the latest IHS Markit/Recruitment & Employment Confederation ‘Report on Jobs’.

Engineering, Executive search 8 August 2018

Home Office launches review into modern slavery and labour exploitation

The Home Office has revealed plans to launch an independent review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 to ensure it can keep in step with ever evolving labour exploitation crime.

HR 7 August 2018

Sizzling job on offer in the US sampling BBQ food

Do you fancy yourself as a bit of a barbeque connoisseur? Then we have the perfect job for you.

Retail, Hospitality/Leisure 7 August 2018

Firm’s rigorous testing concludes HMRC’s CEST claims are ‘woefully incorrect’

HMRC’s Check Employment Status for Tax (CEST) tool has been slammed as “hopelessly unreliable” and “biased” following testing of the tool by online contractor portal ContractorCalculator.

1 August 2018

JD Ross Energy invested in contractor care to scoop last year’s Investing in Talent Award

Winning the 2017 Recruiter Investing in Talent Award for Best Contractor Care provided a great opportunity for JD Ross (JDR) Energy to celebrate the agency’s “unsung heroes”.

NEW TO THE MARKET: 30 JULY – 3 AUGUST 2018

This week’s launches include: Chad Harrison International, Concilium Search, HR GO Recruitment, PMP Recruitment, Rangam Talent Network, RHL Australasia, Selby Jennings, Sixty Seconds, Talent Works, TempaGoGo, Unseen, Zitko Consulting

Recruiters back government move to push holiday jobs for young people

Recruiters have backed the work and pensions secretary’s move to place 20,000 summer jobs on to the government’s Find a Job website to arrest the decline of teens taking holiday jobs.

FINANCIALS: Resource Solutions bolsters Robert Walters’ growth

Robert Walters’ outsourcing business Resource Solutions has been behind the international recruitment group’s 9% year-on-year growth in net fee income (NFI) in the UK.

JobsOutlook reveals shortage of perm candidates

Half of employers recruiting for permanent roles expect to face a shortage of candidates, according to the Recruitment & Employment Confederation’s latest JobsOutlook report.

Gig worker tax proposal muddies the waters, say employment experts

A proposal from the Office of Tax Simplification for gig workers to pay income tax could create confusion around employer status, experts have warned.

25 July 2018

Toys ‘R’ Us on the hunt for chief play officer

Toys ‘R’ Us Canada is on the hunt for someone to play with toys all day.

Retail, Hospitality/Leisure 20 July 2018

Letters: August 2018

Readers' responses to stories on recruiter.co.uk.

Public sector, HR 20 July 2018

BBC offers one-off payout to off-payroll workers

The BBC is helping some of its employees settle accountancy bills connected to their compliance with off-payroll working rules in the public sector.

Unemployment falls again with employment reaching record high

The UK’s employment rate has reached a record high, while unemployment has remained at levels not seen since the mid-1970s.

17 July 2018

NEW TO THE MARKET: 23-27 JULY 2018

This week’s launches include: Bullhorn, Pure, Remedium Partners, Sunshine Recruitment, TempRocket

Social care, Engineering 17 July 2018

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 16-20 JULY 2018

This week’s contracts and deals include: Arch Apprentices, Hays, IPSE, Route1 International, Staffline, TeacherActive, Tile Hill Interim Management

HMRC bags £400m+ from public sector off-payroll working rules

The country’s coffers have been boosted to the tune of £410m in income tax and National Insurance Contributions as a result of off-payroll working rules in the public sector.

Public sector 13 July 2018

FINANCIALS: Hays sees profit rise across all regions

Recruitment giant Hays has posted a 15% year-on-year increase in net fee income (NFI) with GP growth across all regions including the UK & Ireland.

Public sector, IT/Telecoms 13 July 2018

Southgate’s former club Middlesbrough on recruitment drive

England manager Gareth Southgate’s former club has launched a recruitment drive for cash office workers and kitchen staff.

New Brexit secretary wanted UK to ditch ‘draconian’ WTD and AWR

The new Brexit secretary has previously advocated repealing the Agency Worker Regulations and the Working Time Directive, it has emerged.

10 July 2018

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