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Recruiters stay fit and physical during lockdown

Playing football with the kids, walking the dog and karaoke are just some of the ways recruiters are keeping fit in lockdown.

3 April 2020

Chancellor revisits CBIL scheme following recruitment industry lobbying

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has revamped the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan (CBIL) scheme following campaigning from two of recruitment’s biggest trade bodies.

3 April 2020

Stuck at home? Don’t worry, the next Recruiter is going digital!

Can’t get to the office to see your next issue of Recruiter? Don’t worry, May’s issue will be up online shortly in a digital version.

3 April 2020

JobsinWales asks for signatures to ask chancellor to include commission in furlough payments

Jobs board JobsinWales.com has launched a petition asking the chancellor to make commission and bonuses for sales staff – including recruiters – part of furlough payments.

Sales 3 April 2020

NEW TO THE MARKET: 30 MARCH-3 APRIL 2020

This week's launches include: CV-Library, LinkedIn, Morson Group, MyKindaFuture

Build goodwill with furloughed high-flyers and top up pay

Recruiters should top up the pay of high-performing furloughed consultants to guard against them leaving or setting up on their own once the jobs sector returns to normal.

Legislation 2 April 2020

Government contractors to receive support if struck down by Covid-19

Government contractors are to receive additional income support should they find themselves unable to work due to the coronavirus under new measures announced this week.

FINANCIALS: Hays looks to raise equity to reinforce business

Hays has announced plans to raise £200m in equity as the recruitment giant contends with the coronavirus pandemic.

Financials 2 April 2020

FINANCIALS: Robert Walters stops dividend payment

International recruiter Robert Walters has revealed it will no longer propose a final dividend for the financial year 2019.

APSCo and REC highlight concerns over CBIL scheme

Two of recruitment’s biggest trade bodies have raised concerns about recruiters’ ability to access government’s Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan scheme.

Legislation 1 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.

Dept for Education scheme helps redundant recruiters move into teaching

The Department for Education has launched a scheme supporting employers who wish to help staff faced with redundancy move into teaching.

Public sector, Education 1 April 2020

Relaxation of Right to Work checks welcomed as positive move

The government’s relaxation of Right to Work checks has been hailed as a “welcome dose of common sense”.

LegislationHR 31 March 2020

GLAA launches temporary licensing scheme for food sector

The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) has launched a temporary licensing scheme for the critical food supply sectors.

‘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

FINANCIALS: Hudson Global reports solid growth with 50+% rise in revenue

Global talent solutions firm Hudson Global has reported a 53.5% increase in revenue year-on-year buoyed by “solid” growth in Europe and Australia.

GDPR compliance for recruiters still holds true at home

Recruiters will still need to comply with GDPR during the coronavirus pandemic.

Legislation 30 March 2020

APSCo reveals recruiters unclear how to access new CBIL loan

A third of recruiters are uncertain how to access the government-backed Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan (CBIL).

Legislation 30 March 2020

APPOINTMENTS: 30 MARCH-3 APRIL

This week’s appointments include: Two Rivers Recruitment

Homeworking specialist Sensée creates 1,000 new roles

Sensée is creating 500 new permanent and 500 new temporary positions in a bid to meet the growing demand from its clients for work-at-home staff.

Consilium Recruit helps Sprint Power Technology create jobs

A Birmingham-based automotive firm is creating 50 new roles.

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 30 MARCH-3 APRIL 2020

This week’s contracts and deals include: Alison, Caterer.com, CV-Library, EVA.ai, Primary Care Recruitment, Sigmar Recruitment, Social Republic, Strallen

Recruiters adjust to the new home-working norm

Amusing hats, a beard growing challenge and a six-year-old playing a vital role in conference calls are all helping to keep recruiters’ spirits up in lockdown.

Lighter Side 27 March 2020

Business as usual for recruiters except for furloughed employees

Recruiters will be allowed to contact candidates, who are furloughed under the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, according to a leading employment lawyer.

Legislation 27 March 2020

Industry responds to self-employed support package

While welcoming a support package for self-employed people affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, government has been urged to get on with ensuring supported loans are available as soon as possible to solve Britain’s cashflow crisis.

Legislation 27 March 2020
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