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Job Centres set to double number of work coaches

News reports over the weekend suggest that the doubling of work coaches at the UK’s Job Centres to help the increasing number of unemployed people into jobs will be announced on Wednesday [8 July].

Public sector, HR 6 July 2020

Parkdean Resorts looks to recruit 1,500 for predicted UK holiday boom

UK holiday chain Parkdean Resorts has created 1,500 jobs as it predicts a fully booked summer, according to online news service Bdaily.

Working practices and pay in clothing factories investigated in Leicester

Leicestershire Police, along with the Gangmasters Labour and Abuse Authority (GLAA) and the National Crime Agency, are among the organisations looking into allegations about how workplaces and factories in Leicester have been or are operating during the lockdown.

APPOINTMENTS: 6-10 JULY 2020

This week’s appointments include: interactive investor

Parliament deals final blow to anti-IR35 private sector roll-out

It’s full steam ahead now for the April 2021 roll-out to the private sector of the Off-Payroll rules, following Parliament’s acceptance yesterday [1 July 2020] of the Finance Bill.

Legislation 2 July 2020

SSP rebate rules hit temp agencies unfairly

Temp recruitment agencies are unfairly affected by the Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) rebate rules.

Umbrella Parasol to protect contractors up to November

Umbrella company Parasol has announced it will absorb the full cost of employer’s National Insurance (NI) and pension contributions for all of its furloughed contractors from August.

2 July 2020

Lord Sugar invests in Apprentice runner-up Allen-Horton’s Harper Fox Partners

It’s Number Four for Lord Sugar – the fourth recruitment business in his portfolio of companies – with today’s announcement that he has invested in Harper Fox Partners.

Search launches Search Recruitment Brand and integrates tech divisions

Search, the multi-sector recruitment organisation, has launched its new Search Recruitment Group brand.

Sales, IT/Telecoms 1 July 2020

GLAA CEO Rich steps down after 18 months

GLAA CEO Michael Rich has today announced he is stepping down after 18 months in his role.

People 1 July 2020

Bright Network receives £3.5m investment led by Maven Capital

Maven Capital Partners has today announced that it has led a £3.5m investment in technology recruitment platform Bright Network, which connects employers with graduates.

APPOINTMENTS: 29 JUNE-3 JULY 2020

This week’s appointments include: Hearst Television, Sanderson

Action needed to avert labour market crisis, says report

With unemployment widely expected to rise over the coming months as the government furlough scheme is withdrawn, a new report has called on the government to take a two-pronged approach to avert a labour market crisis.

Retail, Social care 30 June 2020

Airswift welcomes ‘positive’ fair employment licence changes in Singapore

New licence conditions being introduced for employment agencies in Singapore to promote fair hiring “are a positive change”, according to Airswift’s president for Asia.

Fintech bucks Covid-19 hiring trend says Robert Walters

While hiring across the economy as a whole has taken a severe hit during the coronavirus pandemic, the UK’s fintech sector is bucking the trend, according to international professional recruiter Robert Walters.

Hays Travel plans recruitment drive lift-off

A spike in holiday bookings has sparked a recruitment drive for one travel agency.

Recruitment businesses face ‘cliff edge’ as government support scaled back

Insolvency experts familiar with the recruitment sector have added their voices to warnings that the industry is headed for a fall as government support for business is withdrawn over the coming months.

29 June 2020

FINANCIALS: Norman Broadbent ‘better placed than many’ to respond to Covid

The CEO of professional services firm Norman Broadbent Group says that despite being impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, actions taken “leaves us better placed to respond to these challenges than many”.

Valuation of listed recruitment firms takes Covid hit

The value of listed companies within the human capital sector, including recruitment firms, has taken a significant hit during the Covid-19 crisis, according to Arrowpoint Advisory.

29 June 2020

Tempo attracts £5m Adecco investment

Recruitment platform Tempo has secured £5m in a funding round led by Adecco Group.

Contracts 29 June 2020

Nearly nine out of 10 contractors are outside IR35, says Qdos

As recruitment agencies and employers prepare for the rollout of the off-payroll reforms in the private sector next April, nearly nine out of 10 status determinations to date resulted in contractors being deemed to be outside of IR35, according to IR35 specialist Qdos.

Legislation 29 June 2020

Call for recruiters to be included in the upcoming HOT 100

Don’t delay if you want your business to be considered in this year’s Recruiter HOT 100, the highly regarded league table of UK recruiters, says the compiler of this year’s prestigious report.

26 June 2020

South-East Asia employers will need to recalibrate their talent needs

As economies in South-East Asia slowly reopen after the peak of coronavirus in the region, organisations should look beyond their current short-term cost reduction measures.

Executive search 26 June 2020

Boost for logistics sector as DPD recruits 6,000 staff

Logistics and delivery firm DPD is recruiting 6,000 new staff, in response to an unprecedented boom in online shopping caused by Covid-19.

PM serves up good news for hospitality recruitment

The reopening of England’s restaurants and pubs from 4 July has been hailed as “brilliant” by one hospitality recruiter. 

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