Public sector

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.

Legislation/Regulation 2 April 2020

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.

In-house recruitment 1 April 2020

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

Government urged to get Right to Work checks in place now

The government has been urged to enable Right to Work checks as an alternative to face-to-face checks, as well as providing more support for freelancers and contractors following lockdown.

Temporary workforce 24 March 2020

Medical supplier GI UK Medical launches recruitment drive

A North-Yorkshire medical device supplier has launched a recruitment drive after it secured £650k in funding.

In-house recruitment 24 March 2020

NEW TO THE MARKET: 23-27 MARCH 2020

This week’s launches include: AnyTask, Faxi, Hastee, HR Heads, Hinterview, Senploy, Sigmar Recruitment, Social Talent, Wagestream

Supplier, Temporary workforce 23 March 2020

Sanctuary Personnel’s James Rook calls for unity to support NHS and care homes

As the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise, a leading health and care recruiter has called on recruiters to work together to support the NHS and care homes.

Recruiters welcome help to get former veterans into Civvy Street

Recruiters finding work for ex-service personnel have welcomed Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s announcement in last week’s Budget.

Legislation/Regulation 16 March 2020

Recruiters discredit government guidance on NHS avoiding use of agency staff

Two NHS doctors-turned-recruiters have warned it would be “virtually impossible” for NHS Trusts to treat coronavirus cases without using bank or agency staff.

Chancellor fails recruitment industry as coronavirus spreads and IR35 reforms hit contractors

The recruitment industry was disheartened at Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s failure to make mention of the extension of IR35 into the private sector in his Budget speech.

Chancellor sees past coronavirus and vows to get Britain building

A massive programme of government investment in infrastructure aimed at fulfilling Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s election promise to level up the country was the main feature of newly appointed Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s first Budget.

Legislation/Regulation 11 March 2020

London calls on chancellor to up national funding for local jobs

London councils have written to the chancellor calling for an increase to “overall national funding” for local jobs growth ahead of today’s Budget speech.

Legislation/Regulation 11 March 2020

Coronavirus hits hospitality sector as healthcare recruiters gear up

Recruiters in the hospitality sector are reeling from the cancellation of events across the country as a result of the Covid-19 coronavirus.

10 March 2020

NEW TO THE MARKET: 2-6 MARCH 2020

This week’s launches include: Aligra, ApTask, Clarus Education, DC Personnel, Force24, Mitchells & Butlers, Norman Broadbent, Recruiter24

JobsOutlook shows businesses have renewed confidence

New data from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) shows that businesses have become more confident in their ability to hire new staff.

Call for nurses in new Northamptonshire health centre

A new health centre in Brackley has launched a recruitment drive for nurses ahead of its opening this summer.

In-house recruitment 25 February 2020

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 17-21 FEBRUARY 2020

This week’s contracts and deals include: The Fedcap Group, Kronos, Ultimate Software

Technology, In-house recruitment 17 February 2020

Fraudulent professional applications highest in healthcare

The highest number of fraudulent professional document verification applications has been for allied health professionals and nurses.

Ex-military guaranteed interviews for some government jobs

Military veterans are to guaranteed interviews for some government jobs under a new pilot scheme aimed at boosting their job prospects.

Diversity/Inclusion 10 February 2020

CV lie lands NHS manager with suspended sentence

A senior NHS hospital manager, who managed to land a job by lying about having a degree, has been sentenced to two years’ imprisonment, suspended for two years, for fraud against the NHS.

Your recruitment business 27 January 2020

Ex-offenders at HMP Barlinnie given dedicated work coaches

Government has announced plans to further enhance a scheme aimed at supporting former prisoners back into work in Scotland.

Diversity/Inclusion 24 January 2020

NEW TO THE MARKET: 20-24 JANUARY 2020

This week’s launches include: 15Five, Amerit Consulting, Brilliant Jobs, Creative Industry Showcase, Glassdoor, KDR Recruitment, Novacare, Odgers Interim

Supplier, Diversity/Inclusion 20 January 2020

Parliament launches annual recruitment day

Parliament’s historic Westminster Hall is to host a recruitment fair next week showcasing opportunities in the various communities within Parliament.

MiddletonMurray looks to buy up recruitment firms in 2020

Apprenticeship training provider and Apprenticeship Levy consultancy MiddletonMurray is hitting the acquisition trail in 2020.

REC Professionals: Life as an agency worker

Hilary Barnes, NHS practitioner, on life as an agency worker

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