Public sector

Tales from the front: How Covid-19 has changed social care recruitment

The Covid-19 pandemic has sent shockwaves throughout the entire economy, with many sectors quickly having to adapt to the ‘new normal’.

APPOINTMENTS: 8-12 JUNE 2020

This week’s appointments include: CV-Library, Keystream, Rayner Personnel, Sheffield Haworth

NEW TO THE MARKET: 8-12 JUNE 2020

This week’s new launches include: Employertube, Screenable

Normal service is temporarily suspended

Government schemes to prevent wholescale redundancies have been well received – not by all of the contingent workforce, however. Colin Cottell looks at the situation, especially for those in the public sector

Green light at last for army of contact tracers

The recruitment drive for what government has called “an army of contact tracers” is apparently on.

Temporary workforce 19 May 2020

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 11-15 MAY 2020

This week’s new contracts & deals include: Alvius, JXT, Nvoi, Zenjob

Supplier, Technology 12 May 2020

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.

FCSA joins with teachers’ union to get clarification on supply teachers

The Freelancer & Contractor Services Association (FCSA) and the Teachers’ Union (NASUWT) have asked the government to clarify its position regarding supply teachers.

Temporary workforce 4 May 2020

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 4-8 MAY 2020

This week’s new contracts & deals include: CD Recruitment, Connektd, HECSU Prospects, Jisc, Mazuma, Resume-Library, Sales Confidence, Wagestream

Randstad partners with local authorities to drive new skills post-lockdown

Global recruiter Randstad is partnering with the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) and City of Wolverhampton to equip local people with skills key to drive the region’s economy.

Supplier 30 April 2020

NEW TO THE MARKET: 27 APRIL-1 MAY 2020

This week’s new launches include: Pineapple Recruitment, Zoho Corporation

Supplier, Technology 29 April 2020

Campaigns for care to get people in social care across London and England

Last week, recruiter.co.uk reported on a drive launched by the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) across England, ‘Care for Others, Make A Difference’, to encourage more people to consider roles in the social care sector.

Government puts out national call to attract more care workers

A new national recruitment drive has launched to bring “thousands more people” into social care jobs. 

London-wide recruitment initiative looks for people who are Proud to Care

A London-wide care sector initiative aimed at recruiting care workers to support elderly and vulnerable people requiring care has launched.

Tales from the Front: VIQU recruits IT volunteers to help NHS during Covid-19 disaster

Thanks to a Birmingham-based IT recruiter, NHS Trusts around the country are benefitting from expert volunteer support in setting up remote working for hundreds of employees who cannot work at their normal places of duty during the Covid-19 crisis.

Schools wrongly make recruiters ‘banker’ for furloughed supply teachers

Recruiters are being asked to “basically act as a bank for the public sector”, according to the Association of Professional Staffing Companies.

Temporary workforce 22 April 2020

Recruiters call for clarity surrounding agency workers and furlough

Recruitment leaders are calling on the government for clarity around furlough for agency workers.

TALES FROM THE FRONT: Altrix recruits nurses and recruiters during the crisis

A technology-led nursing recruitment agency is recruiting on two fronts at the moment as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.

APPOINTMENTS: 14-17 APRIL 2020

This week’s appointments include: Service Care Solutions

TALES FROM THE FRONT: CK Group uses networks to help tackle Covid-19

Recruiters may be asking themselves what they can do to contribute to the UK’s fight against Covid-19.

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 14-17 APRIL 2020

This week’s new contracts & deals include: Attrax, Candidate.ID, Central England Co-operative, Cross Country Healthcare, Frontline Recruitment, RoboRecruiter

Supplier, Technology 14 April 2020

NEW TO THE MARKET: 6-10 APRIL 2020

This week’s launches include: Abintegro, Colnort, Guardian Jobs

TALES FROM THE FRONT: TFS Healthcare staff go the extra mile

Finding more nurses to work at hospitals currently hit hard by the war with the coronavirus is “impossible”, a director of a healthcare recruitment firm has told Recruiter.

‘Further clarity’ on public sector contractor assignments

The government has given new guidance on public sector contractor assignments over the weekend.

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