Temporary workforce

SPE Resourcing supplies interims to support hospitality and retail firms reopen

From today (1 June), SPE Resourcing is supplying interim candidates to support businesses in the hospitality and retail sectors.

Retail, Marketing 1 June 2020

GLAA temporary licensing scheme ends

A temporary licensing scheme launched by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) in March to meet a predicted urgent demand will end this week.

NEW TO THE MARKET: 24-28 MAY 2020

This week’s new launches include: Pace Med Tech, Podium, Redwigwam

The Big Story: Creating a legacy

Strategic recruitment manager Kesh Ladwa needs to find 1,200 people for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Hospitality/Leisure 21 May 2020

Normal service is temporarily suspended

Government schemes to prevent wholescale redundancies have been well received – not by all of the contingent workforce, however. Colin Cottell looks at the situation, especially for those in the public sector

Public sector, Education 21 May 2020

Viewpoint: Survive, and then survive

Finding your way in a volatile future

21 May 2020

IR35 amendment fails to get delay in Parliament but battle continues

An amendment tabled in Parliament yesterday failed to delay the implementation of IR35 Off-Payroll Tax rules for the private sector until 2023.

20 May 2020

Serco shares emails of 300 contact tracers in error

A new wrinkle has occurred in the continuing saga of the government’s drive to recruit and train thousands of contact tracers in the war against the further spread of Covid-19.

20 May 2020

Parliament debates delay to IR35 legislation

All eyes from the contractor community will be on Parliament today in anticipation of another round of activity around controversial IR35 legislation included in the Finance Bill.

19 May 2020

Government puts out national call to attract more care workers

A new national recruitment drive has launched to bring “thousands more people” into social care jobs. 

Public sector, Social care 24 April 2020

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 20-24 APRIL 2020

This week’s new contracts & deals include: APSCo, DaXtra Technologies, IPSE

23 April 2020

Schools wrongly make recruiters ‘banker’ for furloughed supply teachers

Recruiters are being asked to “basically act as a bank for the public sector”, according to the Association of Professional Staffing Companies.

Public sector, Education 22 April 2020

Agricultural recruiters call for expansion of scheme to feed the nation

Fears that the UK’s farming sector will run out of workers has led to a call to expand the Seasonal Workers Pilot scheme.

Recruiters call for clarity surrounding agency workers and furlough

Recruitment leaders are calling on the government for clarity around furlough for agency workers.

Public sector, Social care 20 April 2020

NEW TO THE MARKET: 20-24 APRIL 2020

This week’s new launches include: Alexander Mann Solutions, Candidate.ID, Credentially, Enginuity, GeekTalent, inploi, Jobs in North Wales, Konexo, Snack, Talent Beam, WorkTaps, Zoom

Funding in a crisis

Will agency and umbrella workers miss out on the government scheme to avoid making staff redundant? Colin Cottell finds out

17 April 2020

The Big Story: Under the glare of the virus

Recruiter shines a spotlight on recruiting and staffing in the current global pandemic. 

17 April 2020

Flights arrive to bring Eastern European pickers to UK for farms

A private air charter firm has been retained to bring Eastern European farm workers to the UK.

Agriculture 16 April 2020

Royal Mail accused of prejudicial treatment of agency workers over hand sanitiser

Law firm Irwin Mitchell has accused Royal Mail for allegedly failing to provide its agency workers with the same protection from coronavirus as other employed postal workers.

Transport & logistics 14 April 2020

Fall in recruitment steepest since 2009 says Report on Jobs

Permanent placements and temporary staff billings in the UK have both fallen at the steepest rates since 2009, as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

8 April 2020

TALES FROM THE FRONT: People Group workers receive furlough payments already

Workers engaged by intermediary People Group have already received their first furlough payments, the company has announced.

8 April 2020

NEW TO THE MARKET: 6-10 APRIL 2020

This week’s launches include: Abintegro, Colnort, Guardian Jobs

‘Further clarity’ on public sector contractor assignments

The government has given new guidance on public sector contractor assignments over the weekend.

Public sector 6 April 2020

FINANCIALS: Gattaca ceases operations in China

Gattaca says the ongoing coronavirus pandemic will inevitably affect its profitability, with the technical recruiter revealing it is to cease operations in China.

‘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
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