Workplace

Letter demands licensing of garment factories

More than 50 MPs and Peers alongside leading retailers, as well as the Association of Labour Providers, are calling on the home secretary Priti Patel to take urgent action to prevent the exploitation of garment workers in the UK.

When there’s no place like home – and it may need improving

Amid a gloom-and-doom cascade of unemployment figures and numbers of furloughed workers, small shoots of economic activity are popping up, notably in the home improvement and delivery sectors.

 

Retail, Sales 18 June 2020

Demand grows for ‘Covid chaperones’

‘Contact tracer’ is not the only job to emerge in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown. Yet another role has evolved, according to the St Albans-based Berry Recruitment Group.

Demand grows for ‘Covid chaperones’

‘Contact tracer’ is not the only job to emerge in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown. Yet another role has evolved, according to the St Albans-based Berry Recruitment Group.

Demand grows for ‘Covid chaperones’

‘Contact tracer’ is not the only job to emerge in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown. Yet another role has evolved, according to the St Albans-based Berry Recruitment Group.

Four recruiters make it into list of best mid-sized companies to work for

Four recruiters have made The Sunday Times ‘Best 100 Mid Companies to Work For’ 2020 list.

21 February 2020

Recruiters warned of tribunal risk when signing off workers with stress

Recruiters have been warned of the risk of being brought before a tribunal if they dismiss staff who are deemed to have a disability after they have been signed off with stress.

Healthcare/Medical 28 October 2019

Employers overlook training for contingent workers

UK employers are overlooking the training needs of contingent workers, according to global skills organisation City & Guilds Group.

5 September 2019

Most annoying colleagues tend to be called ‘Sue’ or ‘John’

Are you annoyed by a ‘Sue’ or a ‘John’ at your agency? You’re not on your own, if research from Instaprint is anything to go by.

2 September 2019

Recruiters face having to invest in technology that cuts access to email

Recruiters may have to invest in technology that automatically cuts staff access to email should Ireland introduce rules granting workers the right to switch off from work-related emails outside office hours.

27 August 2019

Canine colleagues brighten up recruiters’ offices

As it’s Bring Your Dog to Work Day, Recruiter is showcasing some of the canine consultants lifting the spirits of staff at agencies across the country including a ‘top dog’, a ‘chief slobberation officer’ and a trio of ‘chief barketing officers’.

21 June 2019

Is our health paying the price for flexibility?

In the latest article on the future of the workplace, Lenna Thompson, associate director for Broster Buchanan Talent Solutions, says the wellbeing and mental health of employees cannot be ignored.

HR 25 March 2019

Sponsored: Who’s leading the way in ensuring disabled talent is fulfilled at work?

In these times of economic and political instability, now more than ever before we need to hear from business leaders who continue to lead the way within their organisations and have made a real impact in the lives of disabled people

Marketing 25 March 2019

International Women’s Day: women urge industry to embrace flexible working

The recruitment agency sector has been urged to up its game in embracing flexible working this International Women’s Day.

8 March 2019

Recruiters see benefits of their staff taking full lunch break

The adage made famous in the 1987 film Wall Street that ‘lunch is for wimps’ doesn’t appear to hold true in the recruitment sector.

8 February 2019

Recruiters warned of potential liability even when party moves off-site

Recruiters who plan to enjoy the holiday season with colleagues at a party or two should take a tip from a recent court case that suggests the party isn’t necessarily over even when off-site or out of the formal work environment.

13 December 2018

Men’s heightened Brexit risk in industrial occupations

Men working in process, plant and machinery operative occupations are likely to be the group hit hardest in the UK labour market as a result of new trade barriers following Brexit.

Has the time come for a four-day working week?

The introduction of a four-day working week could have unintended adverse implications for recruiters, employers and workers alike, lawyers have warned.

Retail, HR 11 September 2018

Unemployment low but job creation ‘ponderous’

The UK’s unemployment rate has remained at its lowest level for more than four decades, according to official data.

11 September 2018

Retail recruiters optimistic despite high street doom and gloom

The UK high street has suffered in recent months, with a string of closures of well-known retailers, and others struggling to survive.

Retail 20 April 2018

Don’t always look on the bright side (of personality)

At a job interview, candidates try to present the best image of themselves.

HR 16 April 2018

Wiser named as best small recruitment company to work for

Wiser, based in Farringdon, London, leads a list of 24 recruiters ranked in The Sunday Times ‘Best 100 Small Companies to Work For’ 2018.

23 February 2018

It’s the Year of the (recruitment) Dog!

It’s Chinese New Year and this year it’s the year of the dog. To mark this auspicious occasion Recruiter spoke with agencies that can call upon canine consultants.

16 February 2018

Recruitment sector good career option for perks

Thinking of changing jobs this New Year? Well, the good news is recruitment is in the top sector for workplace perks.

Rec-to-rec, HR 4 January 2018

Recruiting wellness

How to use wellness to maximise peak performance at work.

30 October 2017
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