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Proposals submitted to government to help regulate umbrella companies

Two experts have put forward proposals they say are needed to regulate the umbrella company industry, in the wake of the government’s failure last week to unveil an Employment Bill in the Queen’s Speech.

17 May 2021

Don’t ditch the digital identity checks, says Rosser

Returning to in-person identity checks from 21 June is “a daft decision”, the House of Lords has been told following a government announcement last week that the move away from digital checks has been postponed but not cancelled.

HR 17 May 2021

ersg appoints Liffen UK head of permanent recruitment

Energy recruiter ersg has appointed Paul Liffen as the new UK head of permanent recruitment.

Home Office postpones in-person identity checks until June

The Home Office has called an 11th-hour delay to reimposing in-person ‘Right to Work’ identity checks, with the date moved from 17 May to 21 June.

12 May 2021

Employment Bill absent from Queen’s Speech

The government’s failure to put forward the long-promised Employment Bill in the Queen’s Speech yesterday (11 May, 2021) outlining coming legislation in the next year has prompted reactions of disappointment from trade bodies and think tanks.

12 May 2021

HW Global launches division to attract sub-£100k candidates

UK headhunter HW Global is launching a mid-market recruitment business using executive search tec

12 May 2021

Job seekers fall victim to scammers

Nearly three in four job seekers applied for non-existent positions during the Covid-19 pandemic, and scams are still “extremely prevalent”, according to new information from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

11 May 2021

HR GO rejects accusations aired in Radio 4 report

A recruitment company that has been identified in a BBC Radio 4 File on 4 report about mini umbrella companies as having recruited at least one worker who was employed by a MUC has told Recruiter it “rejects any suggestion” that it engages in “illegal, fraudulent or exploitative behaviour”.

11 May 2021

Organised online socialising unhelpful, say mental health experts

Instead of booking more team social occasions online, recruitment bosses who help their staff to get away from their screens more often could be contributing to their improved mental health, health coach Michelle Flynn has advised a webinar audience.

11 May 2021

BBC report highlights sham ‘mini umbrella companies’

A new report from the BBC has again put the spotlight on schemes that create sham ‘mini umbrella companies’ that UK temporary workers are employed through, costing the UK “hundreds of millions of pounds” in lost taxes.

10 May 2021

Penta Consulting announces CEO appointment

Professional and managed IT services provider Penta Consulting has announced that Paul Braham will join the company as CEO with immediate effect.

10 May 2021

Storm2 opens third global hub to boost European market

Fintech recruiter Storm2 have launched a third global hub, this time in Amsterdam

10 May 2021

Anglian Water to boost repair team numbers

Anglian Water has announced the first part of its largest-ever recruitment drive to expand its ‘army’ of leakage technicians and engineers.

10 May 2021

Guidant Global launches diversity consortium in US

Talent acquisition and managed workforce solutions provider Guidant Global has launched its new INfluence Workforce Consortium in the US, bringing together specialist US partners to help employers put diversity into action across contingent workforces.

10 May 2021

Curve Group to provide HR services for Just Group

Outsourcing and consultancy provider The Curve Group has confirmed its appointment as Just Group’s HR outsource provider.

10 May 2021

Scotland’s Nine Twenty helps credit firm expand quickly

Scottish technical recruitment specialist Nine Twenty has supported the rapid expansion of Glasgow-headquartered Pastdue Credit Solutions. 

10 May 2021

Appointments 10-14 May 2021

This week's appointments include: Intermediary Ambassador Network

10 May 2021

Recruiters call on Patel to postpone in-person checks

Much of the recruitment industry has joined forces to urge home secretary Priti Patel to rethink the re-introduction of in-person ‘Right to Work’ checks on 17 May, sending the message to Patel in a strongly worded letter.

7 May 2021

Napping study seeks sleep-loving applicants

Want to be paid for sleeping?

A company that provides guides to sleep equipment is offering five people anywhere in the world the opportunity to get paid to nap.

7 May 2021

Drive to cut cost of 'talent waste'

Mutual insurance and financial services company Nationwide has said that talent waste costs the company £100k for every percentage point of turnover.

7 May 2021

nGage acquires Dutch specialist 10 Select

UK recruitment group nGAGE has acquired 10 Select, a specialist manufacturing and processing white-collar recruiter based in the Netherlands.

7 May 2021

Changes in senior leadership team at NRG

Newcastle-headquartered recruitment business NRG, part of the Galago Group, has announced the departure of CEO Therese Liddle. Liddle will be succeeded by senior directors James Carss and Leanne Chambers, who will lead both the NRG and greenbean brands as managing directors.

7 May 2021

Empresaria appoints sector experts to add strength at the top

Global specialist staffing group Empresaria has made two senior appointments as part of its plans to strengthen and broaden its leadership team.

People 7 May 2021

Infosys and Travelodge to create hundreds of jobs

Digital services and consulting firm Infosys and hotelier Travelodge have this week announced plans to boost their workforces in the UK.

4 May 2021

Infosys and Travelodge to create hundreds of jobs

Digital services and consulting firm Infosys and hotelier Travelodge have this week announced plans to boost their workforces in the UK.

4 May 2021
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