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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.


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

Getting to grips with three enemies of efficiency in your recruitment business

Marieta Bencheva ask how recently processes been reviewed in your recruitment business and highlights three inefficiencies to watch out for.

28 May 2020

Learn at home

Make the most of lockdown with an REC online course

21 May 2020

Behind the scenes with recruiters on the front line

Ciara Campbell, Head of Healthcare, MPA Recruitment in Northern Ireland, on lessons from the Covid-19 crisis

21 May 2020

Want to be your own boss?

Where do you see yourself in 10 years’ time? Recruitment is a versatile industry, so you’ll never be short of options – including setting up your own business. 

21 May 2020

Legal update: What to consider when you have to make redundancies

When the economy was paused, the Coronavirus Jobs Retention Scheme was introduced to save jobs and businesses by covering 80% of the wages of furloughed staff.

21 May 2020

Big talking point: Life after lockdown

What will change about how we work after the Covid-19 pandemic? And what role will recruiters play in helping to rebuild our businesses?

21 May 2020

The intelligence: Major trends to watch as the labour market recovers

The coronavirus pandemic has had an enormous and rapid impact on the jobs market. As we think about recovery, it’s important to look at the trends and ask what these mean for how we work in the coming months. 

21 May 2020

TALES FROM THE FRONT: From headhunter to cleaner

Headhunter Stacey Wilkinson (above right) is proud to list her job as a cleaner in prime position at the top of her LinkedIn profile.

Alan Furley: Does Covid-19 present us with an opportunity to address inequality at work once and for all?

Covid-19 highlights how far we still are from having an effective D&I agenda

21 May 2020

Pandemic resets industry and brings recruiters together

What has been the effect on the recruitment industry from the Covid-19 pandemic?

21 May 2020

Recruiter editor highlights new landscape of recruitment in podcast with REC CEO

The shattering outbreak of Covid-19 has created a landscape of unexpected hurdles and unseen holes for the UK’s recruitment industry at a time when the sector was enjoying great prosperity overall.

20 May 2020

FINANCIALS: Norman Broadbent reports rise in profits

The Norman Broadbent Group has reported a 12% increase in net fee income (NFI) during January to April 2020 from the same period last year. 

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

Change is inevitable to continue - even in hospitality recruitment

Michelle Mellor, CEO of hospitality recruiter CJUK, assesses the current situation for the recruitment sector – and hospitality in particular.

Hospitality/Leisure 15 May 2020

Recruiters advised to reach out to lapsed clients

Recruiters should use the current times to reach out to every client – past and present – an online event was advised.

15 May 2020

Government clarifies questions around holiday pay for temps

Questions around holiday pay accrual for furloughed temporary workers have been clarified by the government.

14 May 2020

Three recruitment giants create guide to help people back to work

Recruitment giants Adecco, Randstad and ManpowerGroup have joined forces in a global alliance to create the ‘UK and Ireland Safely Back to Work’ guide.

14 May 2020

Is working from home the real life or is it just fantasy?

Technology specialist CPS Group is one of the recruitment agencies that has weathered the coronavirus storm better than some.

IT/Telecoms 7 May 2020

Conditions deteriorate sharply, says latest REC jobs report

As businesses put their recruitment plans on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the latest ‘Report on Jobs’ pointed to a sharp deterioration in conditions across the UK jobs market.

NHS Professionals launches clinical contact caseworkers recruitment drive

NHS Professionals has launched a recruitment drive for 3,000 qualified clinical contact caseworkers as part of the Public Health England Contact Tracing Service programme.

REC urges government to ensure schools follow guidance about supply staff

Education establishments need encouragement to follow Cabinet Office guidance to financially support supply teachers.

Public sector, Education 6 May 2020

FDM Group hires nearly 200 during Covid-19 lockdown

‘Recruit, train, deploy’ specialist FDM Group has hired 182 new employees during the official Covid-19 lockdown.

Predictions for what the socially distanced workplace will look like

Lift capacity may be limited to one person, all office food may have to be pre-packaged and automatic activation could replace touching.

4 May 2020